Amanda Louise Martin

 

Age: 36

 

Summary: author who published her first book, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2007), loosely based on her neighborhood, which caused a critical stir among suspicious neighbors who thought some of the characters hit a little too close to home, whose controversial murder-mystery best-seller mostly based the crime-solving heroines on herself, but the only true character in the book was her dog Yale.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from lupus

 

Born: December 31, 1971

 

Died: June 19, 2008

 

Location: Tampa, Florida