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Jan Burke is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She has won the Edgar for Best Novel, and the Agatha, the Macavity, and the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Readers Award for Best Short Story, among other honors.

Her books have been published internationally and have been optioned for film and television. She is the author of over thirty short stories.

Her work in nonfiction includes serving as the associate editor (with Sue Grafton) for MWA's Handbook, Writing Mysteries. Her forensic science and criminal justice columns appear in Sisters in Crime's InSinC Quarterly.

A nationally recognized advocate for the improvement of forensic science, she has led efforts that resulted in new laws to aid in identifying remains and better funding for labs. She has spoken before the National Institute of Justice, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the American Society of Crime Lab Directors, and other organizations. She is a member of the advisory board of the California Forensic Science Institute. She has coordinated forensic science programming at several mystery conventions. She co-hosted the podcast Crime and Science Radio with Doug Lyle.

She has taught at the UCLA Extension, Book Passage, and at numerous conferences and conventions.