Annie Hansen is a partner with Hansen Search Group, a staffing firm she co-founded with her husband and business partner, Brent Hansen, in 2001. She was named the winner of the Helen McCloy Mystery Writers of America Scholarship in 2011 and was recently named a finalist in the 2017 Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project. Annie is the author of The Kelly Clark Mystery Series and can be reached through her website: She lives with her family in the western suburbs of Chicago.