TANGLED WEBS by F. M. Meredith a.k.a. Marilyn Meredith

Today I am hosting my friend and fellow author, F. M. Meredith a.k.a.  Marilyn Meredith. This lady makes the Energizer Bunny look lazy. In addition to caring for her home and family, she writes two different series of books a year and can accomplish more in a day than the rest of us do in a week.  Here’s what she has to say:

Rocky Bluff, the Setting for Tangled Webs

Rocky Bluff is an imaginary beach town somewhere between Santa Barbara and Ventura in Southern California. It’s geography is the main reason it hasn’t grown and become a popular vacation destination. One side of the town backs up to a bluff. The bluff overlooks the ocean and  is filled with expensive homes and a spacious church. On the southern side there is a condemned pier and a campground, the remains of a warehouse and the ocean coming too close to the cliffs where the 101 highway is, limiting how much the town can grow.

The 101 also divides Rocky Bluff. On the eastside, ranches and orange orchards climb the hillside.

The town and the beach are separated by sand dunes. Old cottages are being replaced by three story condos, though not finished, many have already been sold.

Valley Boulevard is the main street on where many old and new businesses are located. A recent earthquake demolished some, others were rebuilt On or near the boulevard is a museum, the police department, city hall, the library, gift shops, restaurants, schools, the hospital, and a day care center.

The residential part of town is also built on a hill with side streets leading from the boulevard. Many of the homes have been here for a long time, Craftmans, some Victorians, and here and there, homes built later. There are also a few apartment complexes.

In other words, Rocky Bluff is like many small towns. The biggest problem for the police department is lack of funds to finance more personnel and newer equipment.

Though Rocky Bluff is a product of my imagination, I can see each business, home, streets, the beach, and hills in my mind as well as any place I’ve lived.

Marilyn, who writes the RBPD series as F. M. Meredith




Blurb: Too many people are telling lies: The husband of the murder victim and his secretary, the victim’s boss and co-workers in the day care center, her stalker, and Detective Milligan’s daughter.

Link: https://tinyurl.com/yabj9z9f



Bio: F. M. Meredith who is also known as Marilyn once lived in a beach town much like Rocky Bluff. She has many friends and relatives in law enforcement. She’s a member of MWA, 3 chapters of Sisters in Crime and serves on the PSWA Board.

Webpage: http://fictionforyou.com

Blog: https://marilynmeredith.blogspot.com

Facebook: Marilyn Meredith

Twitter: @marilynmeredith



About jtzortman

Author of "WE ARE DIFFERENT NOW" - A Grandparent's Journey Through Grief, first place award winning novel "FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST" and award-winning novel "SNOW ANGEL", and the first of three novellas in her The Drifter Series called JAKE - Whiskey, Water & Wildfire. Contributing author to anthologies "Felons, Flames & Ambulance Rides", "American Blue", "Recipes by the Book: Oak Tree Authors Cook" and "The Centennial Book of The National Society of Daughters of the Union 1861-1865". Numerous articles, poems and short stories published since 1990. Charter Member of the Public Safety Writers Association and member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. Winner of ten writing awards. I live in a quaint Colorado mountain tourist town with my husband and Siamese cat. When deeps snows blanket the terrain and spectacular views from my windows, it becomes the perfect spot in which to write.
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8 Responses to TANGLED WEBS by F. M. Meredith a.k.a. Marilyn Meredith

  1. An intriguing title! I know whether you read all her books in order, or pick one as a stand-alone, it’s fun reading either way 🙂

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  2. marilynm says:

    Thank you, Nancy, for you kind comment, and Jackie for hosting me. For some reason I ahd trouble finding the blog this a.m.


  3. Lida says:

    Wonderful post (I enjoyed the intro to Marilyn – she certainly is a rev’d up version of the Energizer Bunny!). It’s because Marilyn has the details so well organized in her mind that I keep thinking the setting’s a real place I’d like to visit. Nice job, ladies!


  4. marilynm says:

    When you’ve been writing about a place as long as I have, Lida, I can see it inmy mind’s eye like a memory of a place where I once lived.


  5. radine says:

    Loved this. I have never created a location from imagination since I use real places but now it sounds like such fun, and I can sure understand how you can be there. Guess I have to find a California map since I don’t know where Ventura and Santa Barbara are, though I believe Santa Barbara is in the southern part of California. And, of course, we do all know more about California now since, beyond earthquake possibilities, there are the fires and mudslides. Even to me the location of Rocky Bluff sounds a teeny big scary as does almost all of California. Mud coming down the bluff? A hurricane or some such? Out here in Arkansas we recently got heavy rain at the tail end of a hurricane that crossed the Pacific into Mexico. I will print this blog so I can “see” Rocky Bluff as I read.


  6. marilynm says:

    Radine, I was born in California, lived here most of my life (except for a few years in MD and VA), experienced lots of earthquakes, fires coming too close, mudslides, but prefer those to hurricanes–been in four.

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  7. A nice post introducing new readers to Rocky Bluff. Enjoyed the read, Jackie and Marilyn!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. jtzortman says:

    Thanks, Thonie.


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