Mariah Fredericks was born and raised in New York City, where she still lives today with her family. She is a graduate of Vassar College with a BA in history. Her novel Crunch Time was nominated for an Edgar in 2007. Her Jane Prescott series, set in 1910s New York, has twice been nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her new novel, The Lindbergh Nanny, is a propulsive re-imagining of America's most notorious crime of the twentieth century, told through the eyes of the young woman who found herself at the heart of the case.