Kathy Reichs (born July 7, 1948) is an American crime writer, forensic anthropologist and academic. She is a professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; as of 2013 she is on indefinite leave. She divides her work time between the Laboratoire des Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Quebec and her professorship at UNC Charlotte. She is one of the eighty-two forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and is on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Her schedule also involves a number of speaking engagements around the world. Reichs has been a producer for the TV series Bones, which is loosely based on her novels, which in turn, are inspired by her life. She will talk about her latest, Bones Never Lie. (Bantam Books) For more information about Kathy, visit www.KathyReichs.com.
Michele Raffin is a certified aviculturist and regular consultant to zoos and breeders. She has also served as co-chair of a large humane society and on the board of a rescue organization for companion birds. She will talk about her new book, The Birds of Pandemonium. (Algonquin Books) For more information, visit www.mraffin.com.
Dr. Amy Kelley is an assistant professor in the Brookdale Dept. of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and will talk about her new book, Meeting the Needs of Older Adults With Serious Illness: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Health Care Reform. (Humana Press)