Maureen Gill is a native Chicagoan whose blunt style of writing has been compared to a gale wind off Lake Michigan -- fresh, exhilarating and nothing to be taken lightly. It seems appropriate that she's been nicknamed "The Windy City Author." After careers in academia and business, Maureen has thrown her proven talent for writing into the arena of commerical fiction and her first novel, January Moon, is a fast-paced, suspense-filled crime novel like none other. Chicago Police officers and authors, Gina Gallo and Dennis Banahan, have lavished praise on January Moon, calling it a "masterpiece, a tour de force" and a "powerful cocktail" and predict Maureen will fast become the next great name in fiction. January Moon is the first in the "Del Carter Calendar Series" and its sequel is expected to follow in early to mid-2011.