First, I am a believer in Jesus Christ, so my views and opinions are filtered through what God’s Word says and I believe. I am a wife, a mom, a grandma and now a great grandma. I write articles and reviews, and I dabble in short fiction. I enjoy living near the ocean, doing gardening (for beauty and food) and traveling – in other countries, if possible. My heart is for Christian missions, and I am compiling a collections of Missionary Kids’ stories to publish. (I also like kittens and cats and reading mysteries.) Visit her blog: Words and Reviews Email: Photojaq@aol.com View all posts by photojaq


A former private detective and once a reporter for a small weekly newspaper, Gayle Bartos-Pool (writing as G.B. Pool) writes three detective series: the Gin Caulfield P.I. series (Media Justice, Hedge Bet & Damning Evidence), The Johnny Casino Casebook Series, and the Chance McCoy detective series. She also penned a series of spy novels, The SPYGAME Trilogy: The Odd Man, Dry Bones, and Star Power. She has a collection of short stories in From Light To DARK, as well as novels: Eddie Buick’s Last Case, Enchanted: The Ring, The Rose, and The Rapier, The Santa Claus Singer, and three delightful holiday stories, Bearnard’s Christmas, The Santa Claus Machine, and Every Castle Needs a Dragon. Also published: CAVERNS, Only in Hollywood, and Closer. She is the former Speakers Bureau Director for Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles and also a member of Mystery Writers of America and The Woman’s Club of Hollywood. She teaches writing classes: “Anatomy of a Short Story,” (The Anatomy of a Short Story Workbook and So You Want to be a Writer are available.) “How To Write Convincing Dialogue” and “Writing a Killer Opening Line.” Website: https://gbpool.com/. View all posts by gbpool


Linda O. Johnston’s first published fiction appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and won the Robert L. Fish Memorial Award for Best First Mystery Short Story of the year. Since then, Linda, a former lawyer who is now a full-time writer, has published more short stories, novellas, and many romance and mystery novels, including the Pet Rescue Mystery Series, a spinoff from her Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime. She currently writes the Superstition Mysteries and the Barkery & Biscuits Mysteries for Midnight Ink. She also writes for Harlequin Romantic Suspense as well as the Alpha Force paranormal romance miniseries for Harlequin Nocturne. She lives in Lost Angeles area with her husband and her Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Linda enjoys hearing from readers. Visit her website at www.LindaOJohnston.com and friend her on Facebook.



Miko Johnston, a founding member of The Writers In Residence, is the author of the historical fiction saga A PETAL IN THE WIND, as well as a contributor to anthologies, including LAst Exit to Murder, and the Widbey Landmarks. The fourth book in the A PETAL IN THE WIND series is available now. Miko lives in Washington state with her rocket scientist husband. Contact her at mikojohnstonauthor@gmail.com


Madeline (M.M.) Gornell is the author of nine award winning mystery novels. Her current literary focus is Route 66, featuring her “Ravens” and “Rhodes” mystery book series. She a lifetime reader of mysteries, her favorite novelist being P.D. James. Besides reading and writing, she is also a potter (the subject of her book “Death of a Perfect Man.” She lives with her husband and assorted canines in the Mojave High Desert near the internationally revered Route 66. Contact her at mmgornell@earthlink.net.


Jill Amadio is a mystery writer, novelist, journalist, and ghostwriter. She writes a column for the UK-based Mystery People magazine. Her standalone thriller, “In Terror’s Deadly Clasp,” is based on a true 9/11 story, and her memoir of Virginia Bader chronicles the pioneering of the aviation art movement in America. Amadio co-authored a posthumous biography of the singer Rudy Vallee, and ghostwrote a crime novel. She was a reporter for the Bangkok Post, Gannett Newspapers in New York, and the L.A. Daily News, and has written for Conde Nast, Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, Motor Trend, Air Classics, and other publications. Her award-winning mystery series features an amateur sleuth from Cornwall, UK, Amadio’s former residence before relocating to California and Connecticut. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and the Authors Guild. Visit Jill’s Website 


British born, Hannah originally moved to Los Angeles to pursue screenwriting. She has been an obituary reporter, antique dealer, private jet flight attendant and Hollywood story analyst. After twenty-five years living on the West Coast, Hannah returned to the UK where she shares her life with two high-spirited Hungarian Vizslas. She enjoys all country pursuits, movies, and theatre, reading and seriously good chocolate.

Hannah writes the Honeychurch Hall Mysteries (Constable) the Island Sisters Mysteries (Minotaur) and the Vicky Hill Mysteries (Constable). Visit her at hannahdennison.com


Maggie King is the author of the Hazel Rose Book Group mysteries. Her short stories appear in the Virginia is for Mysteries series, 50 Shades of Cabernet, Deadly Southern Charm, Death by Cupcake, and Murder by the Glass.

Maggie is a member of James River Writers, International Thriller Writers, Short Mystery Fiction Society, and is a founding member of Sisters in Crime Central Virginia, where she manages the chapter’s Instagram account. In addition, she serves Sisters in Crime on the national level as a member of the Social Media team. Maggie graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a B.S. degree in Business Administration, and has worked as a software developer, customer service supervisor, and retail sales manager. She lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, Glen, and cats, Morris and Olive. Website: http://www.maggieking.com — Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaggieKingAuthor — Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authormaggieking/


British born Rosemary Lord has lived in Hollywood most of her adult life. She worked as an actress in England, Europe and America. As a journalist writing about Hollywood’s Golden Era for British and American magazines, Rosemary interviewed such celebrities as Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, James Stewart, Glenn Ford, John Huston and more. She was a Senior Publicist with Columbia Studios. Rosemary is the author of Hollywood Then and Now and Los Angeles Then and Now and the upcoming prohibition-era novel series, the Lottie Topaz Hollywood Mysteries.

She is President & Historian of the Woman’s Club of Hollywood, and a Member of MWA, SinC-LA, Author’s Guild, founding BAFTA-LA member, and is part of the thewritersinresidence.com. Contact her at rosemarylord@live.com

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