Merle McCann – Member Spotlight

Meet Merle McCann. Merle is an award-winning author who first gained recognition for her National award-winning Longjohners Mystery Series for middle readers. She has also written an adult thriller, The Permanent Solution, an adult historical mystery, Fist Full of Grit, and a five-star adult historical saga, Vagabonds and Kings, that won best in all categories and genres in the Dixie Kane Memorial competition.

Merle followed Vagabonds with The Parmeter File, a contemporary mystery. Her most recent novel, Katherine, released Summer 2020, is the sequel to Vagabonds and Kings. She also has many short stories in award-winning anthologies.

Merle is one of the founding members of the Sisters in Crime Grand Canyon Writers Chapter. She serves as a Director on the Chapter’s Board and is Chair of the Program Committee.

Merle and her husband, Don, live in Cave Creek, Arizona, and have two grown children.

Fun Facts About Merle:

She was involved in the Arabian horse industry with her husband for thirty years, breeding, raising, showing and promoting Arabian horses. They traveled and counseled farm owners and breeders of Arabian horses on the “business of horses,” including trips to Russia and Poland.

Merle has also worked as a paralegal, scenic photographer, event planner, art teacher, and writer – all while raising two terrific kids.

For more information about Merle and her books, check out her website

Member Spotlight December 2020

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