Pat Camalliere is the author of The Cora Tozzi Historical Mystery Series: The Mystery at Sag Bridge (Amika Press, 2015); The Mystery at Black Partridge Woods (Amika Press, 2016); The Mystery at Mount Forest Island (Amika Press, 2020); and The Miracle at Assisi Hill (Campat Publications, 2022). Camalliere has lived in the Chicago area all her life and became intrigued by the unusual, sometimes mysterious region along the Des Plaines River Valley and Sag Valley in the Southwest suburbs of Cook, DuPage and Will Counties in the Greater Chicagoland area. Wanting to share that fascination with others, she began writing historical mysteries set in this locale, finding that a hint of the paranormal fit perfectly into the setting for the stories she wanted to tell. Convinced that readers will be drawn by the lure of the area, she writes books that relate a mystery from the past to a mystery in the present, while enlightening readers with details in both time periods through storytelling that surprises even lifelong residents.
Camalliere holds a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Xavier College. She lives with her husband in Lemont, Illinois, serves on the board of the Lemont Public Library District, and oversees the archives of the Lemont Area Historical Society. She writes a blog on local history, speaks on a variety of topics related to local history and writing, and enjoys book club appearances and classical choral singing. Visit her website, www.Patcamallierebooks.com, or contact her for speaking engagements, interviews, or at any time at [email protected].