Camille Minichino has been a regional president and board member of the Mystery Writers of America, the California Writers Club, and Sisters in Crime. Her Periodic Table Mysteries (The Hydrogen Murder, The Helium Murder, The Lithium Murder, The Beryllium Murder, The Boric Acid Murder, and The Carbon Murder) feature Gloria Lamerino, a retired physicist who lives above her friends' funeral parlor and consults with the police on science-related cases. Like the amateur sleuth in her books, the author has a Ph.D. in physics and a long career in research and teaching. She currently teaches physics at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. She also teaches fiction writing and works as a scientific editor in the Engineering Department of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Camille lives with her husband and satellite dishes in Castro Valley, California.