Xenia Melzer grew up and still lives in rural Bavaria, where not much of anything happens – an escaped cow or some lost tourists now and then, nothing truly mysterious or even scandalous. For that reason, trying her hand in some mystery of her own seemed like a good idea. Xenia has also recently discovered she’s demisexual with a dash of asexuality thrown into the mix, which opened her eyes to a lot of things and gave Andi and George, the two main characters in the Andi Hayes Mystery series, their special spin. In addition, a fascination with insects of all kinds provided her with the real detectives for the story. Xenia loves NCIS, snuggling with either her husband or her horse – the children don’t keep still long enough – and crocheting, the latter a newly discovered hobby.