J. M. Griffin is a student of the human condition, wielding the written craft to stimulate the imagination much like she wields her paint brush. The pages are a blank canvas on which J.M. draws vivid characters. J.M. is the author of the popular Vinnie Esposito mystery series featuring the sexy sleuth Vinnie Esposito and the engaging Deadly Bakery mystery series featuring the sassy baker/sleuth Melina Cameron. J.M. is also the co-author of the Linty Dragon series (with her late daughter Kristina Paglio). The series follows a daring young woman, who faces danger while trying to protect her grandmother’s legacy of priceless (magical) dragon statues. J.M. lives in rural Rhode Island, a state she considers colorful and interesting.