Join Mystery Readers NorCal for an evening with Mystery authors Juliet Blackwell, Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames, and Kate Carlisle.
Wednesday, June 26, 7 p.m.
Berkeley, CA RSVP for Directions (leave a comment below with email)
Potluck Sweets or Savories
Juliet Blackwell (aka Julie Goodson-Lawes, aka Hailey Lind)
Blackwell is the author of the Witchcraft
Mystery series, which features a misfit witch with a vintage clothing
store in San Francisco's Haight Ashbury neighborhood. The series
includes Secondhand Spirits, A Cast-off Coven, Hexes and Hemlines, In a
Witch's Wardrobe, and Tarnished and Torn
Haunted Home Renovation series --in which Mel Turner, a restorer of
historic homes, finds ghosts behind the walls-- includes If Walls Could
Talk, Dead Bolt, and Murder on the House.
Under the pseudonym
Hailey Lind, Juliet penned the Art Lover's Mystery series with her
sister Carolyn--including the Agatha-nominated Feint of Art. Arsenic and Old Paint is the latest in the series.
anthropologist and social worker, Juliet has worked and studied in
Mexico, Spain, Cuba, Italy, the Philippines, and France. She now lives
in a happily haunted house in Oakland, California, where she is a
muralist and portrait painter. She served two terms as president of
Northern California Sisters in Crime, and sat on the board of Northern
California Mystery Writers of America.
Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames Daryl's latest mystery is Final Sentence, the first in A COOKBOOK NOOK MYSTERY series, is just out by Penguin (Berkley Prime Crime). Daryl is the real
name of nationally bestselling, Agatha Award-winning author Avery Aames,
who writes A CHEESE SHOP MYSTERY series tht inclue The Long Quiche Goodbye, To Brie or not To Brie, Clobbered by Camembert and Lost and Fondue.
Daryl also writes short
stories. Her short story, "Palace by the Lake" from Fish Tales, has been
nominated for numerous awards, including Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity. Daryl also created the format for the
popular TV sit-com, "Out of this World," and she has won awards for her
Both Avery and Daryl like to read, cook, and garden.
Avery & Daryl blog at Mystery Lovers Kitchen - a blog for foodies who love mysteries.
And some of their characters show up at the Killer Characters blog Kate Carlisle Bestselling author Kate Carlisle spent over twenty years working in
television production as an Associate Director for game and variety
shows, including The Midnight Special, Solid Gold and The Gong Show. She
traveled the world as a Dating Game chaperone and performed strange
acts of silliness on The Gong Show. She also studied acting and singing,
toiled in vineyards, collected books, joined a commune, sold fried
chicken, modeled spring fashions and worked for a cruise ship line, but
it was the year she spent in law school that finally drove her to begin
writing fiction. It seemed the safest way to kill off her professors.
Those professors are breathing easier now that Kate spends most of her
time writing near the beach in Southern California where she lives with
her perfect husband.
A lifelong love of old books and an appreciation of the art of
bookbinding led Kate to create the Bibliophile Mysteries, featuring rare
book expert Brooklyn Wainwright, whose bookbinding and restoration
skills invariably uncover old secrets, treachery and murder. Her latest mystery is A Cookbook Conspiracy. Kate is a
member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, International
Thriller Writers and Romance Writers of America. She loves to drink good
wine and watch other people cook.