Previous Member Spotlights

Dennis Palumbo April 2021 Member Spotlight

Meet Dennis Palumbo. Bestselling author, Dennis Palumbo, credits a childhood gift with the inspiration behind his award-winning, Daniel Rinaldi thriller series. “When I was ten and home from school with the mumps, my father gave me a beautiful, hardcover, illustrated edition of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,” he explained. “I’ve been faithful to that delightful marriage of storytelling and the mystery genre ever since.”

The ten-year-old soon forgot the mumps, but not the fascination ignited by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s crafty sleuth. After his college graduation, Dennis became a scriptwriter for the groundbreaking, Emmy-nominated, ratings-giant, Welcome Back, Kotter. He was also tapped to write scripts for numerous other television productions.

Robin Burcell March 2021 Member Spotlight

Meet Robin Burcell. New York Times bestselling author, Robin Burcell, takes challenges in stride. Before earning two Anthony Awards and the Barry Award for her highly acclaimed Kate Gillespie, San Francisco PD series, Robin carved out a career in law enforcement that spanned almost three decades. She was the first female police officer hired in Lodi, California, breaking through barriers and the biases involved as she moved from uniformed patrol to hostage negotiator, then detective. Today, with a readership that spans from North America to the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and beyond, Robin has penned more than one inimitable series.

Margaret A. Spence February 2021 Member Spotlight

Meet Margaret Ann Spence. Award-winning author, Margaret Ann Spence, dreamed of writing books at a young age. Her journey from hopeful to published author included a move from her native Australia to the United States. A love of baking, Boston and all things British led to the 2017 debut of her first novel, Lipstick on the Strawberry, which garnered international acclaim and multiple awards. Her second novel, Joyous Lies—a tale of mystery, suspense, love and one woman’s search for the truth—will launch February 15th.

Timothy W. Moore January 2021 Member Spotlight

A long-time member of Sisters in Crime, Tim has been elected to multiple chapter Boards of Directors. He is a founding member of the Sisters in Crime Grand Canyon Writers chapter, where he is the 2021 Treasurer and the Chairman of the Membership Committee.

A long-time member of Sisters in Crime, Tim has been elected to multiple chapter Boards of Directors. He is a founding member of the Sisters in Crime Grand Canyon Writers chapter, where he is the 2021 Treasurer and the Chairman of the Membership Committee.

Merle McCann December 2020 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 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.

Processing…
Success! You're on the list.

%d bloggers like this: