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by Marilyn Meredith & Pat Browning

Interview by Marilyn Meredith, book review by Pat Browning, and contest to win an autographed copy of How To Crash A Killer Bash by Penny Warner at end of this post.
Hi, Penny, I’m so happy to finally be catching up with you. First off, please tell me and the readers a bit about your background before you started writing mysteries.


by Marilyn Meredith

During this Christmas season we at KRL decided it would be fun to review some Christmas mysteries! These books by Judith K. Ivie & Carola Dunn are the first two! At the end of these reviews you will find instructions on how to enter to win a copy of both books for your Christmas reading!


by Marilyn Meredith

Linda Watanabe McFerrin, author of Dead Love, was kind enough to grant me an interview. Dead Love is in the Fantasy/Horror Genre and was published by Stone Bridge Press .It can be found in bookstores everywhere, including Fresno’s Barnes & Noble and, of course, Amazon.


by Marilyn Meredith

The Holiday Spirit(s) of Lottawatah is an e-book containing two holiday mystery short stories by Evelyn David, both starring psychic, Brianna Sullivan. Brianna lives in a motor home, sees ghosts, and her boyfriend is Deputy Cooper Jackson.


Gemini Night: Book Review

IN THE November 6 ISSUE

FROM THE Books & Tales,
andEvery Other Book,
andMarilyn Meredith

by Marilyn Meredith

I’ve been a fan of Bonnie Hearn Hill since her first book. She has always been able to capture a reader’s imagination no matter what genre she might be writing.

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by Marilyn Meredith & Lorie Lewis Ham

Interview by Marilyn Meredith, book review by Lorie Lewis Ham, and contest to win a copy of Demon’s Parchment by Jeri Westerson.
Medieval noir mystery author Jeri Westerson was kind enough to answer a few questions for me about her and her latest book.


by Marilyn Meredith

Marilyn Meredith interviews prolific Valley writer, Bonnie Hearn Hill, as she prepares for the release of her new book, Gemini Night and her booksigning in Fresno on October 23. Gemini Night takes place on Halloween making it a perfect October read!

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by Larry Ham

I first met Madeline at a book fair in Hanford. Then again, at the Sisters in Crime/MWA (Mystery Writer’s of America) conference in Pasadena, and she came to last year’s PSWA (Public Safety Writers Association) conference. She also came to my booksigning at my family reunion in Barstow, and we were next to each other at a book fair in San Luis Obispo.


by Marilyn Meredith

The San Joaquin Chapter of Sisters in Crime had Five Sacramento Mystery Authors Visit Fresno earlier this month for a book talk and two of them granted interviews: Patricia Canterbury and Louise Crawford. Thanks to both authors for joining us here at Kings River Life Magazine.


by Marilyn Meredith

Kit: I’ve always been a “reader,” reading mysteries from a very young age. … When my husband finished his Ph.D at age 50, I decided to see if I could write a book. Little did I know what was to come!


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