Mysti Berry is editor and publisher of Low Down Dirty Vote, a series that raises funds to fight voter suppression. She teaches workshops and speaks at writers conferences about story structure and language. Mysti is an active member of Mystery Writers of America (MWA), Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers (ITW), and the Public Safety Writers Association (PSWA), and has served on the board of her local MWA and Sisters in Crime chapters and on the board of the PSWA. She is working on a historical mystery set during the time of the Hilo Massacre. Mysti has an MFA in Writing from University of San Francisco and a BA in Linguistics from UC Santa Cruz. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and 2 black rescue cats.