J. A. Devereaux
According to the bio on her website: "J. A. Devereaux is passionate about the thief who isn’t really a bad guy, guys like Alexander Mundy (It Takes a Thief), Neal Caffrey (White Collar), the “Leverage” crew, and REQUISITION FOR: A THIEF’s Gregg Hadyn and cunning female thieves Niki Grey and Jaelynn Madding. Such characters motivated her extensive knowledge of diamonds and her own thieving skills—strictly for research and writing purposes, of course! A long distance runner, former cross country coach, and former singer/songwriter, she resides with her husband in Jackson, Michigan."