Tuesday, June 4, 2019


Upcoming Literary Salon in Berkeley, CA

When: Wednesday, June 12, 7:00 p.m.

Who: Kay Kendall, Terry Shames
Where: RSVP for venue address (Berkeley, CA)
This is a free event, but YOU MUST RSVP to attend.
Space is Limited. Address of venue sent with acceptance.
Please make a comment below with your email address

Kay Kendall

Before Kay Kendall began to write books, she was an award-winning international public relations executive, working in the US, Canada, the Soviet Union, and Europe. She has graduate degrees in Russian history and was a Woodrow Wilson Scholar at Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Because of her degrees in Russian history, Kay often brings Cold War elements into her tales. She takes great pains in her books to get historical settings and details right—no anachronisms allowed.

Kay Kendall has written three historical mysteries. Her second book, Rainy Day Women (2015), won for best mystery and best book at Killer Nashville in August 2016. It is the second in her Austin Starr mystery series. The first was Desolation Row (2013), published by Stairway Press. Her latest mystery, After You’ve Gone, is an Austin Starr prequel. Kay and her husband live in Houston, Texas. They’ve rescued abandoned pet bunnies for twenty years and currently have three rabbits and a bemused spaniel.

Kay is president of the Southwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and is a member of the national board of MWA.

Terry Shames

Terry Shames writes the award-winning, critically acclaimed Samuel Craddock series, set in the fictitious town of Jarrett Creek, Texas. From an early age, Terry Shames wrote stories based on the small town in Texas where her grandparents lived, a fictional version of the town that sparked her imagination. 

Her mysteries have been finalists for numerous awards, including The Strand Critics Award, The Lefty Award, and the Macavity Award. A Killing at Cotton Hill won the Macavity for Best First Mystery, 2013. The Necessary Murder of Nonie Blake won the RT Reviews Critics Award for Best Contemporary Mystery of 2016. The latest in the series is A Risky Undertaking for Loretta Singletary

Raised in Texas and a University of Texas alum, Terry has lived in Berkeley, CA for many years. She is a member of the Northern California chapter of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers. 

Be sure and RSVP to janet @ mysteryreaders (dot) org


JanPeac said...

I'd like to attend (finally!) janice.e.peacock@gmail.com

Yves Fey said...

Hi Janet,
Richard and I are planning to come to the salon. It's been too long!
tyger @ tygerbright.com

John Fetto said...

I would like to attend. John Fetto