Formerly a research scientist and international business executive, Warren C. Easley received a Kay Snow Award for fiction in 2012 and was named the Northwest's Up and Coming Author in 2017, both honors bestowed by Willamette Writers. His fifth Cal Claxton book, Blood for Wine, was shortlisted for a Nero Award in 2018, and the eighth, No Witness, earned him the 2022 Spotted Owl Award from Friends of Mystery for the best mystery novel by a Pacific Northwest author.

Warren lives in Oregon with his wife Marge, and his love for the state is evident in his Cal Claxton Mystery Series. He's an avid hiker, skier, and fly fisherman, but his main exercise involves keeping up with his Australian shepherd, Archie - namesake to Cal Claxton's beloved companion in the series.