In a small town called Sparta, colorful people live, and strange things happen... Murder in Sparta: a man is unjustly accused of a crime he didn't commit. Will the real killer get away? The Sparta House: two adventurous teenagers investigate an old abandoned house with historical significance, and get more than they bargained for. And that's just the part of this collection of stories. About the Author: Kristin Kochsmeier grew up in Dekalb, Illinois, the youngest of three children. With a Bachelor's degree in social work from Western Illinois University, she lives with her husband, stepdaughter, and two dogs.