F.M. Meredith – Unresolved

It’s my pleasure to welcome back one of my favorite mystery authors,

F.M. Meredith.

 F. M. Meredith lived for many years in a small beach community much like Rocky Bluff. She has many relatives and friends who are in law enforcement and share their experiences and expertise with her. She taught writing for Writers Digest Schools for 10 years, and was an instructor at the prestigious Maui Writers Retreat, and has taught at many writers’ conferences. Marilyn is a member of three chapters of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and serves on the board of the Public Safety Writers of America. She lives in the foothills of the Sierra. Visit her at http://fictionforyou.com and her blog at http://marilymeredith.blogspot.com/

MY EXCITING LIFE AS AN AUTHOR

I’m sure there are many authors—and I even know of a few—who have most romantic or exciting lives. However, I am not one of those.

However, over the years I have had some exciting times, mostly connected to writing conferences.

Writing and mystery conferences are held all over the country and back when I was up to traveling, I had the pleasure of going to many places I’d never have gone to otherwise, sometime with my hubby and sometimes solo from New Orleans to Alaska, Hawaii, Madison and Milwaukee Wisconsin, Austin, Plano, and San Antonio, Texas, Washington DC, Tampa and Orlando Florida, Seattle and Bellingham Washington, and many wonderful cities in California, Arizona and Nevada. I’ve probably missed a few.

My first trip to Alaska was for Left Coast Crime where I not only got to see moose wandering around downtown Anchorage, but I met two young Native women and became friends with them. I also visited a small village to speak to school kids and to get there I rode with the principal on the frozen river. (Yes, that was an adventure and a scary one at that.)

On my second trip to Alaska was to attend Bouchercon, and afterwards I stayed with one of the young Native women I’d met on my first trip and had wonderful time which included speaking to every class in the grammar and middle school in Wasilla and visiting the Anchorage Museum.

I was fortunate to be chosen to be an instructor for the prestigious Maui Writers Retreat which meant I spent five days in Maui working with new writers. My husband came along and spent his time sightseeing.

During this time I’ve met so many wonderful people, writers and readers. Though I no longer fly to exotic and faraway places, I still attend book and craft fairs and give talks in places where I can drive.

But what I’ve mentioned are really only some brief events in my life—what I’m really proud of is that I’ve been married to my husband going on 66 years, we raised 5 great kids, are grandparents to 18, and have 18 great grands, and 2 great-greats. Our offspring have brought great joy to our lives.

F.M. aka Marilyn Meredith

Unresolved

Rocky Bluff P.D. is underpaid and understaffed and when two dead bodies turn up, the department is stretched to the limit. The mayor is the first body discovered, the second an older woman whose death is caused in a bizarre manner. Because no one liked the mayor, including his estranged wife and the members of the city council, the suspects are many, but each one has an alibi.

Unresolved is available on Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Unresolved-Rocky-Bluff-PD-Book-ebook/dp/B06ZZPRRK2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1493243102&sr=1-1&keywords=Unresolved+by+M.+E.+Meredith

Marilyn and I would love to hear from you, so please feel free to leave a comment.

About Evelyn Cullet

I write mystery romance and romantic suspense novels. I'm an avid organic gardener, and I play the piano. I have a spoiled Black Lab mix., Bailey, whom I adore. Visit my blog every Monday to discover new authors and their novels at: http://evelyncullet.com/blog/
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19 Responses to F.M. Meredith – Unresolved

  1. Radine Trees Nehring says:

    Hi, Marilyn,
    I admit to being somewhat jealous about the many interesting places you’ve been as an author (Alaska and Hawaii being prime on the list) but I have been to conferences in the East like Malice Domestic and the Cape Fear Crime Festival that would have been less accessible to you on the West Coast. However–though many might wonder why, Omaha was my favorite conference site. That’s where John and I first met you and Hap. The four of us attended a number of Mayhem in the Midlands conferences there, and were all disappointed when it closed. Wonderful location for a conference, amenities all around (The zoo for you–regrettably we never made it there. Thought “next year” until there was no next year, however we loved visits to their art museum.) Great food, fun shops, and the best run conference I have attended.
    Hugs to you and Hap from Radine and John

    • Mayhem was always our favorite conference too and we looked forward to seeing you and John. We always came a day early so we could go to the zoo. We met so many wonderful people there, and some writers who have gone on to be quite famous–Dennis Lehane and of course, Wm. Kent Krueger–and some who already were already very well known like Jan Burke and others.

  2. Cindy Sample says:

    You’ve had such an interesting journey and I love following your career. You continue to be my idol, Marilyn.

  3. Linda Thorne says:

    Your writing career has taken you all over. It sounds so exciting. It’s always nice to see you surrounded by your family too.

  4. Marja McGraw says:

    One of my great experiences at a conference was meeting you, Marilyn. You’ve been an inspiration to many of us. Wonderful post, and your life certainly sounds exciting.

  5. One of the best perks of being a writer is attending writers’ conferences. It’s where Larry and I met you and Hap. We are now very close friends and try to see each other at whatever conferences we can all make. We, too, have been to some great places, including Hawaii for LCC in March.

    • Yes, indeed, not only did we meet you and Larry and a conference, sawy you at others, and even were guests at your wonderful home. Over the years we’ve found out that we have a lot in common–eerily so.

  6. Lida Sideris says:

    What a lovely post, ladies! Marilyn, I had no idea of just how exciting your life is. Besides your many wonderful author adventures and accomplishments, being married 66 years? HUGE congratulations to you! I’m only just embarking on my writing career, but already have had the pleasure of meeting terrific people at conferences and bookstores, etc. Can’t wait to start the Rocky Bluff series, Marilyn. I know I’m going to like it!

    • Actually I’ll have been married to the cute sailor I met on a blind date 63 years in October. I think one of the most gratifying parts of being a writer is meeting all the wonderful writers and readers wherever we go–and making lasting friendships. Thanks for commenting, Lida.

  7. JL Greger says:

    This is a great blog. Many of my contemporaries (retired senior citizens) spend a lot of time gambling and drinking. I figure my writing is a cheaper pastime and better for my health, especially if I take frequent walks. I’m sure Marilyn would agree. Besides we create excitement in our writing.
    Author of new released Riddled with Clues

    • JL (or Janet) as I know you, is another writer I’ve become good friends with thanks to the PSWA conference. She also is a wonderful writer. Thanks for the comment, and I agree. The writing life is far more satisfying than throwing money away gambling and drinking.

  8. Wow, Marilyn, you do have an exciting life as a writer. Who knew? No wonder you love writing so much and just keep on keepin’ on with one book right after another. Really interesting blog to read. Evelyn is one of my favorite authors, as well, so the two of you together is nice to see.

  9. Thank you so much, Evelyn, for hosting me today. I’d love to hear from other authors who have some exciting adventures along the way.

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