Who is B.T. Polcari?

B.T. Polcari is unlike your typical retired executive. Empty nester and a Scarlet Knights alum, Polcari is still learning the meaning of “retired” while feverishly typing away on the next new book idea, smashing the fuzz off a little yellow tennis ball, or blasting bowling pins for a perfect game.

Yes, there is a boat, but this retiree prefers to bustle along a serene lake in a quaint single-seat Sunfish sailboat.

Perhaps the only time Polcari can be found in a quiet moment is while enjoying the morning company of two family pups over a newspaper and cup of strong coffee. He currently resides in Chattanooga, TN and is thrilled to be fulfilling a childhood dream working as a published author.

His award-winning first book, Against My Better Judgment, received an Honorable Mention in the Mystery/Crime category of the 2021 Eric Hoffer Awards and was a Grand Prize finalist. It was also a finalist in the Oklahoma Heart Awards.

The second installment of the Mauzzy & Me Mystery Series, Fire & Ice, was released on August 15, 2022. It has been recommended by the US Review of Books, which stated that "likable, stalwart, stubborn, idealistic, and quirky, Sara Donovan is an unforgettable character with the potential to solve many more mysteries with the delightful Mauzzy at her side."