Murder Goes South Presenter
MYERS, Special Guest
Myers was born and raised in the Belgian Congo (now just the
Congo). Her parents were missionaries to a tribe which, at
that time, were known as headhunters and used human skulls
for drinking cups. Hers was the first white family ever to
peacefully coexist with the tribe, and Tamar grew up fluent
in the local trade language.
Tamar began to submit novels for publication, but it took
twenty-three years for her to get published. Persistence paid
off, however, because Tamar is now the author of two ongoing
mystery series. One is set in Pennsylvania and features Magdalena
Yoder, an Amish-Mennonite sleuth who runs a bed and breakfast
in the mythical town of Hernia. The other is set in the Carolinas
and centers around the adventures of Abigail Timberlake, the
proud owner of a Charlotte (and later Charleston) antique
store, the Den of Antiquity.
now calls Charlotte, North Carolina, home. She lives with
her husband, plus a Basenji dog named Pagan, a Bengal cat
named Nkashama, and an orange tabby rescue cat named Dumpster
Boy. She and her husband are of the Jewish faith, the animals
enjoys gardening (she is a Master Gardner), bonsai, travel,
painting and, of course, reading. She loves Thai and Indian
food, and antique jewelry. She plans to visit Machu Picchu
in the near future.
currently working on her 32nd novel. MS Myers is a member
of Sisters in Crime writers' group.
published in magazines when her children were young and her
husband was teaching ROTC at Truman State University. As the
children grew older, she put her writing on hold and focused
on church ministry and community service.
For many years, Debby wrote for SOUTHERN LADY MAGAZINE, a
beautiful publication filled with everything a true Southern
belle loves . . . elegant tableware, delicate lace and antique
linens, special shopping and dining destinations, yummy recipes
and stories about women who have made a difference. Pick up
a copy and see why SOUTHERN LADY is Debby's favorite magazine!
spends most of her time writing inspirational romantic suspense.
She's currently working on her Military Investigations Series
for STEEPLE HILL Love Inspired Suspense. THE OFFICER'S SECRET
launched the series in May 2011. The second book, THE CAPTAIN'S
MISSION, followed later that year. THE GENERAL'S SECRETARY
was released in January 2013. Ms Guisti is a member of Sisters
in Crime Atlanta Chapter.
work as a freelance writer and photographer has appeared in
the historical magazine "Georgia Backroads" since
2001. Her short stories have appeared in "Tales of the
Rails" edited by Olin Jackson. She has an established
blog, Butterfly Journey, where she reviews Christian Fiction.
"Death in Dahlonega" Deborah's debut cozy mystery
was released October of 2011. "Death in Dahlonega"
won second place in the mystery/suspense category in the American
Christian Fiction Writer's Category Five Writer's Contest.
would love to hear from you. Visit her website at www.deborah-malone.com.
Her second novel "A Murder in Marietta" was released
in October 2012.
V. Mason is a hybrid native of New Orleans and Mobile, AL
two sister cities that are so alike, they polarize
each other like the north and south ends of magnets. Much
Productions she promotes her clients books on Facebook, Google
+, Twitter, Goodreads, and any other appropriate sites that
specifically draw romance readers. She offer other avenues
of promotion like contests, Tweet chats, Google + Hangouts,
and Facebook and Goodread chats, and if her client feels really
adventurous, she will brainstorm some other ideas out of the
Her idea of romance writing-Drag Queens pitted against Azalea
Trail maids with some N'Awlins paranormal and Mobilian southern
gentility thrown in. Pamela currently resides outside of Atlanta.
If you'd like to make contact her email address is email@example.com.
M. Powell is the music pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in
Smyrna, GA. His book Stranger in the Pulpit is a faith based
mystery novel set in Beaumont, Colorado. Chase Newton, an
investigative reporter finds himself caught in an international
conspiracy. In his quest for the truth to discover who Pastor
T.J. Richards really is, he finds the truth he has been searching
for all his life. Bryan other novels include Stranger in the
White House, and Sisters of the Veil, which was released in
considers herself lucky to have taught English in Japan, escaped
a ferocious monkey in Thailand, studied archaeology in Egypt,
and survived teaching high school history in the US. However,
adopting her daughters from China has been her most rewarding
experience. After moving around the Midwest, the South and
Japan, she now lives in Georgia with her husband, daughters,
two frogs, two fish, and Biscuit, a Cairn Terrier.
small town characters with big attitudes, particularly sassy
women with a penchant for trouble. Her third Cherry Tucker
mystery with Henery Press, HIJACK IN ABSTRACT, releases November
5, 2013, following STILL LIFE IN BRUNSWICK STEW, (May 21,
2013) and PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY (August 28, 2012). Portrait
is a 2012 Daphne du Maurier finalist, a 2012 The Emily finalist,
and a 2011 Dixie Kane Memorial winner. On December 9, 2013,
a Cherry Tucker prequel novella, QUICK SKETCH, will launch
in the mystery anthology THE HEARTACHE MOTEL.
not writing about Southern fried chicken, she writes about
Asian fried chicken at her blog about life as an ex-expat
at the Expat Returneth.
B. Richardson is the 2014 president of Sisters in Crime-Atlanta.
A veteran writer, with many years in PR and advertising on
both the agency and client sides of the desk, she has served
as an officer of two companies, as well as president of her
own firm. She also taught college composition and business
writing for over a decade.
by fiction since childhood and hooked on mysteries since her
20's, Louise has recently begun to try her hand at mystery
writing, inspired by many of the authors she has met through
Sisters In Crime and Murder Goes South. She is excited to
be among this year's panel moderators.
is a native Atlantan and graduate of Georgia State University.
She, her husband, Larry Korb, and the real Abby divide their
time between Sugar Hill, GA and Alexandria, VA.
a member of both the Chessie Chapter and the Atlanta Chapter
of Sisters in Crime. When not writing shes either raising
money for women political candidates for Womens Action
for New Directions, hiking in various countries or playing
the author of the Tiara Investigations mystery series. Her
novels include Domestic Affairs and Current Affairs.
Whittle's Tai Randolph/Trey Seaver series - featuring intrepid
gunshop owner Tai and her corporate security agent partner
Trey - has garnered starred reviews in Kirkus, Publisher's
Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal. Published by Poisoned
Pen Press, this Atlanta-based series debuted with The Dangerous
Edge of Things, followed by Darker Than Any Shadow. The third
book - Blood, Ash and Bone- premiered March 2013.
for Georgia Author of the Year in 2012, Whittle's short fiction
has appeared in The Savannah Literary Journal, Alfred Hitchcock's
Mystery Magazine, and Gulf Stream, which selected her story
"Lost Causes and Other Reasons to Live" as the 2004
winner of their Mystery Fiction contest.
writing or reading, she enjoys golf, sushi, mini-pilgrimages,
and spending time with her family (one husband, one daughter,
one neurotic Maltese and three chickens).