Gehla S. Knight is a
fifth-generation Oregonian who captures the Northwest flavor in quirky,
madcap commercial fiction as well as literary novels highlighting West
Under the penname Ray Bates,
her police procedurals feature gritty, street-smart cops who prowl
Portland's underbelly in search of gold nuggets among the city's hardcore
Knight manages a trial
consultancy serving both the plaintiff and defense bars and draws on her
extensive experience as a field investigator and litigation specialist to
formulate realistic characters and story lines for all her work.
Knight's writing career has
included stints with national publications, live theater and Regency-Fox
film productions. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon with her
husband and cat Felonious Monk.