Janice Steinberg is an award-winning arts journalist and has published more than 400 articles in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Dance Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere. She is also the author of five mystery novels, including the Shamus Award-nominated Death in a City of Mystics. She has taught novel-writing at the University of California, San Diego extension and dance criticism at San Diego State University. A native of Wisconsin, she received a B.A. and M.A. from the University of California, Irvine. She holds a Blue Belt in the Nia dance-fitness practice and teaches weekly classes. She lives in San Diego with her husband.