Marilyn Meredith on “Unresolved”

Today, my guest blogger is the one and only Marilyn Meredith. After I won her contest, here’s what she “did” to me…

One of the Characters in the Latest Rocky Bluff P.D. Mystery is Susan Tuttle!

Susan won a contest to have a character named after her in the next Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery. She also requested that the person not be particularly nice. I obliged her.

I can’t say too much more without giving away something. However, my Susan is a most unusual looking woman because she has ebony black hair and ivory skin. Think Snow White.

I’ve never been to the real Susan Tuttle’s house, but my Susan lives in a redesigned Craftsman among many treasures. I can see my Susan in my mind’s eye just as I see the real one. However, even though I do know the real Susan Tuttle I know far more about my Susan.

I wonder if perhaps I’ve given myself a problem. After the real Susan reads Unresolved will she retaliate by writing me into one of her books? If so, I hope she makes me much younger and full of energy.

In actuality, I hope the real Susan enjoys the character I named after her. I certainly enjoyed creating her.

F. M. aka Marilyn Meredith

Thank you, Marilyn, for stopping by today. I can’t wait to read all about “myself”! I just wish I had that ebony black hair and ivory skin… and that redesigned Craftsman. But I have you for a friend, and that’s a whole lot better! Now as for retaliation… hmmm… we’ll have to wait and see, won’t we?


#13 in the Rocky Bluff P.D. series, Unresolved

Blurb: Rocky Bluff P.D. is underpaid and understaffed and when two dead bodies turn up, the department is stretched to the limit. The mayor is the first body discovered, the second an older woman whose death is caused in a bizarre manner. Because no one liked the mayor, including his estranged wife and the members of the city council, the suspects are many, but each one has an alibi.

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Bio: F. M. Meredith lived for many years in a small beach community much like Rocky Bluff. She has many relatives and friends who are in law enforcement and share their experiences and expertise with her. She taught writing for Writers Digest Schools for 10 years, and was an instructor at the prestigious Maui Writers Retreat, and has taught at many writers’ conferences. Marilyn is a member of three chapters of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and serves on the board of the Public Safety Writers of America. She lives in the foothills of the Sierra.

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About Susan Tuttle

Susan Tuttle is a professional freelance editor, writing instructor and multi-award winning author of 21 books—6 nonfiction on writing (Write It Right), 6 suspense novels and 7 collections of award-winning short stories. She also has stories in both volumes of "Deadlines", the new anthology from the Central Coast Chapter of Sisters in Crime (SinC), Tales from a Rocky Coast, and the SLO NightWriter anthology. Under the pen name Susan Grace O'Neill, she is the author of the Journey With Jesus series: Lord, Let Me Grow (Parables) vol. 1, and Lord, Let Me Walk (Lent). She is currently working on volume #2 of her Skylark P.I. series (a PI with paranormal abilities), as well as 2 YA fantasy series. And she teaches fiction writing in both the morning and afternoon every Wednesday. Email her if you're interested in joining her class. And follow her on Twitter and FaceBook.