Marilyn Meredith Says:
|Marilyn Meredith as a flower girl|
Some people think writing is a nice quiet job for a senior—let me tell you it is far from that.
|Marilyn Meredith and hubby, Hap, on Wedding Day|
I was a grandmother when I went on my first ride-along. I’ve been on two more since then. I’ve flown all over the country to attend writer and mystery cons, sometime with my husband sometimes not.
The “not” was twice when I flew to Alaska. The first time I flew from Anchorage to Bethel in a commuter plane, and was picked up in a suburban and driven on a frozen river to a school in a small village. The second time I hitched a ride from Anchorage with someone I’d just met to go to Wasilla. There I stayed with a friend I made on the first trip. One of my days there I spent at a middle school talking to every class about how to write a mystery.
I’m still the newsletter editor for the California Residential Services Association for administrators of licensed care homes and I continue to do consulting for them.
One of the most satisfying and fun jobs I have, though really time consuming, is planning the yearly writing conference for the Public Safety Writers Association. Through this organization I’ve made friends with people in the FBI and every other sort of law enforcement agency you can think of and lots of mystery writers.
|Marilyn with hubby, Hap, in church|
At their conference, my hubby of 61 years helps with the book selling and I think he enjoys everyone as much as I do.
We now have 18 grandkids and 13 great-grands. We love spending time with our kids and their offspring. The one thing we have retired from is babysitting.
About Raging Water: Deputy Tempe Crabtree’s investigation of the murder of two close friends is complicated when relentless rain turns Bear Creek into a raging river. Homes are inundated and a mud slide blocks the only road out of Bear Creek stranding many—including the murderer.
CONTEST: The person who leaves comments on the most blogs will have his/her name used for a character in my next book—can choose if you want it in a Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery or a Rocky Bluff P.D. crime novel.
Visit Marilyn Meredith at http://fictionforyou.com and follow her blog at http://marilymeredith.blogspot.com/
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