M. L. Hamilton teaches high school English and journalism in Central California. Since her earliest memory, books have been an integral part of her life, so pursuing a career teaching what she loved came naturally. However, she always dreamed of publishing her own novel.
That dream came true. Her first novel, Emerald, was published by Wild Wolf Publishing in 2010. Since that time, eleven books in the World of Samar series have been published. In 2013, the Peyton Brooks’ Mysteries were born, allowing her to branch into a new genre. After eight novels in that series, she moved the main character into the FBI. In 2014, she began the Avery Nolan Adventures, an urban fantasy series set in beautiful Lake Tahoe, and the Zion Sawyer Cozy Mystery series in 2016. In 2018, she published the first of the Moonlight Trilogy, The Moon Thief, and in 2021, the first of the Christmas Mysteries, Seeking Solace. In the summer of 2023, she will launch the third installment in the Peyton Brooks Mysteries with the Hate Crimes Division.
In addition to teaching and writing, she has three sons, a daughter-in-law, a beautiful granddaughter, three dogs, and a cat. And sometimes a stray rabbit living under her deck.