Welcome to Marilyn Meredith
December 5, 2011
I’m so pleased to have Marilyn on my blog today. She is a friend and guiding light that is strong, bright, and generous in scope. Thank you for visiting my blog today and sharing your thoughts on Inspiration, Author Enjoyment, & Reader Wishes…
Marilyn Meredith is the author of over thirty published novels, including the award winning Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series, the latest Bears With Us from Mundania Press. Writing as F. M. Meredith, her latest Rocky Bluff P.D. crime novel is Angel Lost, the third from Oak Tree Press. Marilyn is a member of EPIC, Four chapters of Sisters in Crime, including the Central Coast chapter, Mystery Writers of America, and on the board of the Public Safety Writers of America. (On the personal side, she’s a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and enjoys spending time with her huge family.)
Inspiration? When I read other authors’ books that I love, I’m inspired to write better. There are many who inspire me, including several on this mystery tour.
Inspiration for my mysteries comes from various places depending upon the story. Because I write a series about a Native American female resident deputy in and around a mountain town, I’m always looking for stories that will include a crime that might be unique to the area, something that could involve Indians or Indian lore, and a challenge for my heroine, Tempe.
Author Enjoyment? Because I love to write, being able to do that for a great part of my day is wonderful. One thing I never expected way back when I first began was how many new friends I’d make because of being an author. One of my favorites is the hostess of this blog, Madeline. We met at a book festival the first time, then we met again at a crime conference, then it’s been one place after another, and we enjoyed each other’s company.
I’ve made friends with so many authors that way, meeting them at a conference, convention, or book festival. It’s so much fun when you have the opportunity to meet them once again—almost like a reunion. The same thing has happened with readers I’ve met at various places. At a Left Coast Crime in Anchorage, I met two Native Alaskan sisters. We exchanged emails over the years and when Bouchercon was held in Anchorage, after the con I stayed with one of the sisters at her home in Wasilla for several days, had dinner with her family and became friends with her mom and dad. We all communicate via Facebook. A mother and daughter mystery fans I met at a con I kept running into here and there and formed a great friendship with them. We stay in touch through Facebook. There are way too many more to mention, but believe me, my life has been enriched in a way that would never have happened if I wasn’t an author.
Reader Wishes? First, I hope that the readers of my Deputy Tempe Crabtree mysteries will enjoy the experience of spending time in the Southern Sierra with Tempe while she solves whatever crimes she faces. At the end of the story, I want them to feel satisfied and to have enjoyed the time they spent reading. Most of all, though, I hope they’ll be anxious to know what is going to happen to Tempe in the future and be looking forward to the next book in the series.
Bears With Us Blurb: Deputy Tempe Crabtree has her hands full when bears turn up in and around Bear Creek, a young teen commits suicide and his parents’ actions are suspicious, a prominent woman files a complaint against Tempe and her preacher husband Hutch, a love affair from long ago comes to light, and a woman suffering from dementia disappears.
Thank you, Marilyn!
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