Roselyn Teukolsky was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1948,
and graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand
in 1968 with a B.Sc. in Math and Chemistry. In 1976 she graduated from Cornell University with an M.S. in
She was a teacher of Math and Computer Science for 40 years, 30 of which were spent at
Ithaca High School in Upstate New York. Teukolsky retired from teaching in 2010. She lives in Ithaca, New York,
with her husband, Saul Teukolsky.
Teukolsky has always enjoyed writing, and has now taken it up full time. Several of her books are test preparation manuals for Barron's Educational Series.
Next came a mystery novel,Uneasy Lies the Head, set in Ithaca, New York, where Teukolsky lives. It features middle-aged, hard-boiled detective Carrie Bindhammer. Teukolsky appreciates the diabolical possibilities offered by Cornell University, and the passions unleashed by prima donnas in power. Teukolsky's next novel, which is on submission, is a psychological thriller called Watching. The plot involves a young performance artist who comes to New York City and is trailed by a rogue videographer. Teukolsky's 4th novel, Girl Misfired, is about a woman who tries to track down her husband, who disappeared several years earlier. Disaster ensues. Teukolsky is currently working on Con Man, which features a not-so-lovable rogue.
Teukolsky's inspiration comes from reading some spectacular mysteries and thrillers. She's a great fan of Tana French, P.D. James, and Henning Mankel, for example.