Trudy Nan Boyce
Trudy Nan Boyce received her Ph.D. in community counseling before becoming a police officer for the City of Atlanta. During her more-than-thirty-year career she served as a beat cop, homicide detective, senior hostage negotiator, and lieutenant. Boyce retired from the police department in 2008 and still lives in Atlanta. In 2017 Boyce won the Georgia Author of the Year and the Pinkley Prize for her debut novel, Out of the Blues.