Getting Cozy with Sisters in Crime

Thursday, September 11, 2014 -
2:00am to 3:30am
Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91505

Sisters in Crime/LA presents a panel discussion on Cozy Mysteries

Let's have a cup of coffee and chat about cozies! Meet mystery authors! Discover new books to read!

Ellen Byron (moderator)

Ellen Byron is a television writer, playwright and freelance journalist.  REALITY CHECKED, her first mystery novel,sleuth was awarded the 2013 William F. Deeck Malice Domestic Grant.  T.V. credits include WINGS, STILL STANDING, JUST SHOOT ME, and the drama, YOUNG AMERICANS, as well as pilots for NBC, CBS, and Disney.  Ellen’s written over 200 articles for Los Angeles Magazine, TV Guide, Redbook, Glamour, and many other publications. Theatre credits include the award-winning GRACELAND, ASLEEP ON THE WIND, ELECTION YEAR and SO WHEN YOU GET MARRIED, which are published by Dramatists Play Service and performed all over the world.

Tammy Kaehler

Tammy Kaehler’s career in marketing and technical writing landed her in the world of automobile racing, which inspired her with its blend of drama, competition, and friendly people. Mystery fans and racing insiders alike praised the first two books in the award-winning Kate Reilly Racing Mystery series, DEAD MAN'S SWITCH and BRAKING POINTS, and Tammy takes readers back behind the wheel for the third time in AVOIDABLE CONTACT. She works as a technical writer in the Los Angeles area, where she lives with her husband and many cars. Find out more at

Marilyn Meredith (F.M. Meredith)

Marilyn Meredith is the author of over thirty-five published novels, including the award winning Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series, the latest SPIRIT SHAPES from Mundania Press. Writing as F. M. Meredith, her latest Rocky Bluff P.D. crime novel is MURDER IN THE WORST DEGREE from Oak Tree Press. Marilyn lives in the foothills of the Southern Sierra and is a member of three chapters of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and on the board of the Public Safety Writers of America. Visit her at and her blog at

Lisa Seidman

The author of the mystery novel, Killer Ratings, about murder behind the scenes of a television series, Lisa Seidman has written for the primetime serials Falcon Crest, Dallas, and Knots Landing as well as Cagney & Lacy, Murder, She Wrote, and Scarecrow and Mrs. King. She has written on Aaron Spelling’s daytime serial, Sunset Beach, as well as Guiding Light, General Hospital, and One Life to Live. Lisa was the head writer on the phenomenally successful, award-winning Russian primetime serial Poor Anastasia, and has won an Emmy Award for her work on Days of our Lives. She currently writes for The Young and the Restless for which she just won her second Emmy.

Holly West

Holly West is a crime fiction writer based in Los Angeles. She’s the author of the Mistress of Fortune series, set in late 17th century London and featuring amateur sleuth Isabel Wilde, a mistress to King Charles II who secretly makes her living as a fortuneteller. The first in the series, MISTRESS OF FORTUNE, was published by Harlequin’s Carina Press in February 2014 and its sequel, MISTRESS OF LIES, is forthcoming in September 2014. 

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