Malice and Mayhem:
Turning the Dark Side of Life into a Career in Writing
SJ Mr. Sister Garner Scott Odell
Garner Scott Odell, retired after many years as a clergyman, therapist, and
chaplain on cruise ships isnow has turning his passion to writing novels. After
writing a successful historical novel, Sir David: The Life and Loves of a
Welsh Knight, his written pages now open to The Gemstone Thriller Series,
surrounding the lust and intrigue of beautiful "rocks". The first novel in this
series, Emerald, is just off the presses, the second, Diamond, is
in the final editing stage, and the third, Ruby, is winding its way
through the author’s devious mind.
SJ Sister Marilyn Meredith
Marilyn Meredith is the author of over thirty-five published novels,
including the award winning Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series, the latest
Spirit Shapes from Mundania Press. Writing as F. M. Meredith, her latest Rocky
Bluff P.D. crime novel is Murder in the Worst Degree from Oak Tree
Press. Marilyn lives in the foothills of the Southern Sierra and is is a
member of three chapters of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and on
the board of the Public Safety Writers of America. Visit her at
http://fictionforyou.com and her blog at
Central Coast Sister Sue McGinty
Sue McGinty has had a love affair with California’s Central Coast for more than
twenty years. She has chosen to set her Bella Kowalski mystery series there, in
the unique and funky towns that hug the shore of the Pacific Ocean. Books in the
series include: “Murder in Los Lobos,” “Murder at Cuyamaca Beach,” and the
latest, “Murder in Mariposa Bay.” When not writing, she works at ticking items
off her bucket list, including meeting Willie Nelson. Sue and Willie share the
same birth date, April 30. Sue is quick to point out she is much younger.
SJ Sister Lorie Ham
Lorie Lewis Ham has been writing and singing gospel music since she was a child.
Her first song and poem were published when she was 13 and she has gone on to
publish many articles, short stories and poems as well as write for local
newspapers. 4 of her 5 mystery novels feature gospel singer Alexandra Walters
and are set in the Valley. She runs California online magazine Kings River
Life that focuses on Valley entertainment, human interest and community.
Find KRL at
http://KingsRiverLife.com. She is working on the first book in a new series
featuring Roxi Carlucci, a pet and entertainment blogger.