“Write what you know” is the classic advice given to authors. Briar Lee Mitchell definitely seems to adhere to that maxim.
The polar setting for Briar’s WALKING ON MARS serial echoes her experiences in the world’s coldest climate as a guest at McMurdo Base in Antarctica. Warming up on Andros Island in the Bahamas helped her set the scene for DARK LIGHTS. She and her dive partners were offered $100 rewards from the Navy base there should any of them find a live torpedo out on the reefs.
The BIG ASS SHARK author recently donned a wet suit to climb into a shark cage in the northern Pacific. Then Briar and her stalwart search and rescue dog, Thor, patrolled the Georgia woods and succeeded in helping the police locate and recover a missing person. The experience will no doubt fuel her future fiction.
When not engaging in her edgier pastimes, Briar creates paintings for a diverse list of clients ranging from Warner Bros. to the U. S. Air Force to the FBI. Her work has been featured in films, video games, and exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
She also spends a lot of time floating in her Florida pool watching clouds drift by and imagining mayhem.