Monday, July 24, 2017

James Ziskin and Marla Cooper Lit Salon: July 26 in Berkeley


Join Mystery Readers NorCal for an evening with Mystery Authors James Ziskin and Marla Cooper

When: Wednesday, July 26, 7 p.m.
Where: RSVP for venue address (Berkeley, CA)
This is a free event, but YOU MUST RSVP to attend.
RSVP required. Address of venue sent with acceptance.
RSVP: janet @ mysteryreaders.org

JAMES ZISKIN is the author of the Edgar, Anthony, Barry, Lefty, and Macavity-nominated Ellie Stone Mysteries. A linguist by training, he studied Romance Languages and Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. After completing his graduate degree, he worked in New York as a photo-news producer and writer, and then as Director of NYU’s Casa Italiana. He spent fifteen years in the Hollywood post production industry, running large international operations in the subtitling/localization and visual effects fields. His international experience includes two years working and studying in France, extensive time in Italy, and more than three years in India. He speaks Italian and French. James grew up in Amsterdam, New York. He now lives in Seattle.

MARLA COOPER was astonished when, at the age of 18, she realized people could actually get paid to write things. So she switched her major from business to advertising—much to the relief of her accounting professor—and began her career as an advertising copywriter. She later became a freelancer so she could take advantage of perks like working in her pajamas, and now she writes a little bit of everything. It was while she was ghostwriting a book on destination weddings that she found inspiration for her first novel, Terror in Taffeta. Her latest in the Kelsey McKenna Destinationa Wedding series is Dying on the Vine. Originally hailing from Texas, Marla lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and her polydactyl tuxedo cat.

Upcoming Literary Salons in Berkeley:

September 13: Amy Stewart, 7 p.m.

The 50 Best TV Detectives and Sleuths

I love lists. Here's one from The Telegraph for the 50 best TV detectives and sleuths. What do you think? Agree? Disagree? Have more you'd add?

Here's the link to the list.