Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Literary Salon 6/11: Catriona McPherson

Join Mystery Readers NorCal for a Literary Salon with Award-winning Author Catriona McPherson on Tuesday, June 11, at 7 p.m. in Berkeley, CA.

Macavity & Agatha Award-winning author Catriona McPherson debuts a modern-day stand-alone set against the gritty backdrop of Leeds, England, in As She Left It (Midnight Ink). She is also the author of the Dandy Gilver historical mystery series (Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books).

McPherson's bio from her webpage:

I was born in Edinburgh, in south-east Scotland and lived there, in Ayrshire, in Dumfriesshsire and in Galloway before moving to California in 2010. I was also born married (just about) to a scientist who paints, writes poetry, makes furniture and plays bass guitar and double bass. It's annoying to be a full-time fiction writer and yet not be the artiest person in your house. Past jobs have included banking (hopeless), library work in local studies and fine art (marvellous), and a short burst of academia (miserable). When not writing, I'm reading, gardening, cooking and baking, getting to grips with this outlandish and enormous country (20 states visited so far) and practising an extreme form of Scotch thrift, from eating home-grown food to dumpster-diving for major appliances. 

To attend this Literary Salon, please leave your email in a comment below.

1 comment:

Dr. Mary Kennedy said...

A fascinating bio! Wish I could be there, love historical mysteries and the contemp set in Leeds sounds wonderful. I'm married to a Brit and love books set in the UK. Have a fun gathering!