R.C. Barnes’ first book in her YA Tattoo Teller series INK FOR THE BELOVED is a love letter to her adolescent years in Berkeley. The series features her fearless teenage detective, Bess Wynters, who possesses a unique psychic talent involving tattoos. For over twenty years, R.C. (also known as Robin Claire) has worked in the entertainment industry in film and television development. She was a long-time executive at Walt Disney Studios. Robin has published many short stories in sci-fi/mystery and dystopian anthologies and has two short reads that introduce the Tattoo Teller series, PRETTY LITTLE GUN and RIVERDOGS. Robin also works as a writing coach and serves as a college essay reader at Berkeley High School.