Thursday, June 20, 2013

Lit Salon: Juliet Blackwell, Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames, Kate Carlisle

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
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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

The 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.

A former 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 screenplays.

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.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

We've talked about it here before, but I could use the reminder myself: It's always best to decorate in layers.

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