Author Archives: marilynm

About marilynm

Marilyn Meredith is the author of over thirty-five books, including the award winning Deputy Tempe Crabtree series. She is also the author of the Rocky Bluff P.D. series. Her two latest books are Seldom Traveled and Unresolved. She's a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Epic, Public Safety Writers Association.


Lately, that’s been my writing life, good stuff and not so good. My long-time publisher for my Deputy Tempe Crabtree series has closed its doors. I asked for and received my rights back for the series and the covers. Because … Continue reading

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Getting the Details Right

GETTING THE DETAILS RIGHT Recently I was asked to be a speaker at a writers’ conference—the topic being character and setting description. The chairperson titled it “Getting the Details Right.” Because I have messed up on the details in a … Continue reading

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Oh, My Goodness, What We Authors Do for Promotion

After all the work we’ve put into our latest mystery, we’d certainly like to have people read it. At least that’s my hope. In order for that to happen, we have to figure out ways to get the word out. … Continue reading

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Traditions change over the years. Since we’ve been in Springville, we’ve celebrated Christmas in many different ways—but the last few years we’ve had our family dinner and gift opening on Christmas Eve. Once again we’re doing it different—our dinner will … Continue reading

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Why Blog?

Some folks say blogging is a thing of the past. Is it? Supposedly, places like Instagram have taken over. Though I’m not sure blogging is the best promotion tool, I must admit that I love blogging. Many years ago, when … Continue reading

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Promotion, Not My Favorite Task

As all writers know, promotion is a necessary part of being an author. Necessary if we are to sell our books. Though I can’t speak for ever author, I know that I’d much rather be spending my time writing. Because … Continue reading

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Oh, My, This Way and That

Because I have two books that will be appearing shortly, plus other publishing work—I’ve been going this way and that. It’s been important to try and prioritize, not always easy. My next Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery is due out this … Continue reading

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