Jane Ann Turzillo writes about history and true crime. Her blog, darkheartedwomen.wordpress.com, and her book Wicked Women of Northeast Ohio combine both. She was one of the owners of a large weekly northeast Ohio newspaper, where she covered police and fire news and wrote a historical crime column. She has won several Ohio Press Women awards for fiction and nonfiction and is the author of two additional historical books. She holds degrees in criminal justice and mass-media communication.