Thursday, June 7, 2018


Join Mystery Readers NorCal for an evening Literary Salon in Berkeley (CA) with award-winning mystery authors James W. Ziskin & Terry Shames.

When: Wednesday, June 13, 7 p.m.

Where: Berkeley. RSVP for address by making comment below with your email
James Ziskin is the author of the Anthony and Macavity Award-winning Ellie Stone Mysteries. His books have also been finalists for the Edgar, Barry, and Lefty awards. 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.

Terry Shames writes the Samuel Craddock mysteries set in Jarrett Creek, Texas, a fictional version of her grandparents' Texas town that sparked her early imagination. Her first book, A Killing at Cotton Hill, won the Macavity Award and was a finalist for Left Coast Crime's Best Mystery and Strand Magazine's Critic's Award for Best First Mystery. The Last Death of Jack Harbin was named one of the top ten mysteries of 2014 by Library Journal and top five of 2014 by MysteryPeople. There are seven books in the series, all of which have been nominated for awards. Her latest mystery is A Reckoning in the Back Country. She lives in Berkeley, CA, with her husband and two rowdy terriers.


Upcoming Literary Salons (more to come)

July 11: Cara Black and Susan Shea (An Evening in France!)
September 26: Lisa Brackmann 
September/October: Lou Berney
September/October: Alex Dahl

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