Member News & Announcements

Looking for a good read to shake off the doldrums?

Check out these titles by some of our SWA members.

Buzz Bernard

Buzz Bernard, author of the When Heroes Flew trilogy, reports that The Shangri-La Raiders has been awarded a Gold Medal for Historical Fiction by the Military Writers Society of America in New Orleans. 

 

Thanks to all my friends and supporters who helped make me a two-time Gold Medal Winner.

 

Last year WHEN HEROES FLEW won the Gold.

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Dana Ridenour

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SWA member and author Dana Ridenour spoke to the Monroe-Walton Sisters In Crime at their August meeting. A former FBI agent, Ridenour spoke to the group via Zoom about how her years as an FBI undercover agent led to her writing the Lexie Montgomery FBI novel series.

Books in the series include Behind the Mask, Beyond the Cabin, and Below the Radar.

Susan Lindsley

Susan Lindsley’s book Wildlife in Persimmon Paradise took third place in the annual Excellence in Craft Award presented by the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association.

All of Lindsley’s 18 books are available online from Amazon or directly from her through her email yesterplace@earthlink.net.

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Louise Stanton Warren

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Louise Stanton Warren’s book, Fatal Switch: Murder on the Panama Road, was re- leased August 2, 2022 (Olivette-Crooke).

An historical true crime narrative, it is the story of a young Cuban woman, Marie Louise Gato, daughter of a wealthy cigar manufacturer, Gabriel H. Gato, who is murdered steps from her front door in Jacksonville, Florida, 1897.

Allegedly, Gato was shot by a spurned lover who had stalked her for years. The story ran on the front page of the New York Times, resulting in an epic trial -- a roaring battle of legal Titans, well-known across the Southeast.

Fatal Switch recounts two compelling murders—both tragic, one grisly. Nine days after the death of Marie Louise Gato, William Gruber -- a young police lieutenant searching for Marie’s killer -- was murdered.

Both killings and the workings of the “justice” system at the time are carefully recorded, along with the filibustering operations from Jacksonville in aid of the 1890’s Cuban insurrection against Spain.

Katherine Nichols

Katherine Nichols’ new book Trust Issues (Black Rose Writing) is scheduled to be released December 15, 2022. 

     The book is about Claire Kincaid, a rising star in a prominent Atlanta public relations firm and a self-proclaimed fixer. From high-profile clients embroiled in scandal to shady political campaigns, Claire can handle it. 

Her personal life? Not so much.

     Her fiancé, Rob Evans, shows more interest in her job than in her. Her mother, Janis, and grandmother, Jams, are feuding because Jams refuses to reveal the identity of Janis’s biological father. When her sleazy client, Judge Harrision, orders her to gather dirt on his opponent, Claire uncovers more than she bargained for, but it’s on her judge. 

     Those complications are nothing compared to her connection to the murder of a focus group member and the grieving daughter she leaves behind. 

     Claire must determine who she can trust and unravel the mess her life has become, or she could be the next on the killer’s list. www.kathy-nichols.com

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