Today I am honored to have as my guest the prolific writer, F. M. Meredith, who also writes as Marilyn Meredith. She is soon to have her 40th book out and is one of the busiest authors I’ve ever known with energy that puts the rest of us to shame. Today she will tell you about her latest book in one of her two series, called A CRUSHING DEATH.
Jackie Taylor Zortman is a Character in A Crushing Death
My host for today, Jackie Taylor Zortman, won a contest like the one I’mrunning for this blog tour to have a character named after her.
When I start the next book, I seldom have any idea which character the prize winner’s name will be given to. I have never made the winner a murderer or a murder victim. (I might if someone asked me to do that.) What I do try for is that the character probably won’t make an appearance in another book.
In this particular book, Detective Doug Milligan’s daughter Beth has a big problem and it’s concerning her best friend, Jackie Zortman. This means Jackie has become a teenager and no longer has the Taylor attached to her name.
Jackie’s parents don’t like it because their daughter is friends with a policeman’s daughter. They ban Jackie from hanging out with Beth. The question is, what is the problem? Is Jackie’s father doing something illegal? Does he have something in his past he doesn’t want anyone to know about?
This is a bit ironic since the real Jackie—Jackie Taylor Zortman’s husband is a retired law enforcement officer.
Jackie and I are both published by Oak Tree Press, and I’ve been her online friend for a long time. It was fun naming a character after her.
Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith
Marilyn’s Latest Book
A Crushing Death
A pile of rocks is found on a dead body beneath the condemned pier, a teacher is accused of molesting a student, the new police chief is threatened by someone she once arrested for violent attacks on women, and Detective Milligan’s teenage daughter has problem.
F. M. Meredith who is also known as Marilyn Meredith is nearing the numberof 40 published books. Besides being an author she is a wife, mother , grandma and great-grandmother. Though the Rocky Bluff she writes about is fictional, she lived for over twenty-years in a similar small beach town. Besides having many law enforcement officers in her family she counts many as friends. She teaches writing, loves to give presentations to writing and other groups, and is a member of Mystery Writers of America, three chapters of Sisters in Crime and on the board of Public Safety Writers Association.
Facebook: Marilyn Meredith
Marilyn’s Latest Contest: Once again, the person who comments on the most blogs during this tour, can have a character named after them in the next Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery. Tomorrow you can find me here: