Join Mystery Readers NorCal for an afternoon Literary Salon on Wednesday, August 3 at 2 p.m. in Berkeley CA with mystery authors R. Franklin James and Susan Spann. Comment below or send email for directions and to RSVP.
R. Franklin James
R. Franklin James grew up in the San Francisco East Bay Area and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. Her career path shifted to Southern California where she was appointed Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles by Richard Riordan. After a career of public service she focused on her first love, writing, and in 2013 her debut novel in the Hollis Morgan Mystery series, The Fallen Angels Book Club, was published by Camel Press. The fourth book in the series, The Trade List, was released this past June 2016. She is on the board of Bouchercon, an international non-profit organization that has produced mystery conventions for almost fifty-years. She also serves as vice-president of the Sisters In Crime – Sacramento Capitol Crimes Chapter. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Northern California Publishers and Authors and the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. James lives in Northern California with her husband. You can find her online on Facebook, Twitter and at her website: www.rfranklinjames.com.
Susan Spann is a California attorney and the author of the Hiro Hattori Novels featuring master ninja Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo. Her first novel, CLAWS OF THE CAT (Minotaur, 2013) was a Library Journal Mystery Debut of the Month and a finalist for the Silver Falchion Award for Best First Novel. Her fourth Hiro Hattori mystery, THE NINJA'S DAUGHTER, released on August 2 from Seventh Street Books. Susan is the 2015 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers' Writer of the Year and a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, the Historical Novel Society, and the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers' Association. When not writing or representing clients, Susan enjoys traditional archery, martial arts, horseback riding, and raising seahorses and rare corals in her marine aquarium. She lives outside Sacramento with her husband, two cats, a cockatiel, and a multitude of assorted aquatic creatures. You can find Susan online at her website (www.susanspann.com), on Facebook and on Twitter (@SusanSpann).