Sunday Authors


Sarah Adams
Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams has published several short stories, most recently in the anthologies Here There be Dragons and the forthcoming The Big Bad: An Anthology of Evil. She was a semi-finalist in the Writers of the Future contest. She has a PhD in medieval English literature and teaches at Azusa Pacific University.
Raindog Armstrong


Aimee Bender
Aimee Bender

Aimee Bender

Aimee Bender is the author of four books: The Girl in the Flammable Skirt (1998), a NY Times Notable Book, An Invisible Sign of My Own (2000), an L.A. Times pick of the year, Willful Creatures (2005), and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (2010), recent winner of the SCIBA award for best fiction.
Don Kingfisher Campbell
Ralph Carlson
Marta Chausee
Chiwan Choi


Lorna and Larry Collins
Lorna and Larry Collins

Lorna and Larry Collins

Lorna Lund and Larry Collins were raised in Alhambra, California. Their memoir, 31 Months in Japan: The Building of a Theme Park was a 2006 EPPIE finalist. Their mysteries, Murder…They Wrote and Murder in Paradise were published by Whiskey Creek Press. Lorna has also written anthologies, Snowflake Secrets, Seasons of Love, Directions of Love and An Aspen Grove Christmas, and a fantasy/mystery/romance called Ghost Writer. Larry’s collection of short stories entitled Lakeview Park was published in December 2011. Check out their website www.lornalarry.com and Lorna’s blog at lornacollins-author.blogspot.com.
William Cook


Tyler Dilts
Tyler Dilts

Tyler Dilts

The son of a policeman, Tyler Dilts grew up wanting to follow in his father’s footsteps. Along the line, his career goals changed, but he never lost his interest in the daily work of homicide detectives. Now an instructor at California State University, Long Beach, his writing has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Best American Mystery Stories,  and in numerous other publications. A King of Infinite Space is his first novel, and he is hard at work on the second book in the Danny Beckett series, The Pain Scale.
David Falkinburg
Sunny Frazier
Cathy Irwin
Michael Ko
Martin Lastrapes
Marja McGraw
Katie Manning


Marilyn Meredith
Marilyn Meredith

Marilyn Meredith

Marilyn Meredith is the author of the Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series as well as the Rocky Bluff P.D. series. One of the first authors to embrace e-publishing she has several books that are available in both e-format and trade paperback, among them, the award winning mystery Guilt by Association. She also has a chapter in the best seller, “THE PORTABLE WRITERS’ CONFERENCE” from Quill Driver Press. Also a writing teacher, Marilyn has been a featured speaker at several writers’ conferences. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, EPIC, and the Public Safety Writers Association.
Eileen Obser


Cece Peri
Cece Peri

Cece Peri

 Cece Peri’s poetry has appeared in Speechless the Magazine, Gift of Words: Poems for the Iraqi People, Luvina: The Los Angeles Issue (Literary Magazine of the University of Guadalajara), NoirCon 2010 and 2012 (Busted Flush Press), and is forthcoming in Malpais Review and Master Class: The Poetry Mystique (Duende Books).  She received the first Anne Silver Poetry Award, was selected to read in the ALOUD/Newer Poets Series at the Downtown Los Angeles Library, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She lives and writes in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.
Chris Poe
Morgan St. James
Charlotte San Juan
Nicola San Juan
Rick Smith
Fred Voss and Joan Jobe Smith
Mike the Poet Sonksen


Christopher Luke Trevilla
Christopher Luke Trevilla

Christopher Luke Trevilla

Christopher Luke Trevilla is a 30 something Mexican-American poet(a) from Whittier, CA. Christopher began creative writing since his early formative years as student of the Los Angeles Unified School District. In his 20s he once ran one of the top ranked Myspace blogs on arts and poetry entitled ‘Life Via the Muses’ from 2007-2010. Christopher has had his short stories and poetry published previously by anthologies by Candalyse Press, Uno Kudo Magazine, and is a regular poet contributor to the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly. As a performer he has been featured at the Valley Poets Reading series in West Covina, Night and the City LA Noir Festival, La Puente Relay for Life, Poetry Palooza, and now at the SGV Literature Festival


Stephanie Waxman
Stephanie Waxman

Stephanie Waxman

Stephanie Waxman’s fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals. She is the author of Sex and Death, a collection of short fiction, and a novel, Divided Loyalties. She also authored the non-fiction books, “What Is A Girl? What Is A Boy?”, “Growing Up Feeling Good”, and “A Helping Handbook—When A Loved One Is Critically Ill.”  She has conducted workshops throughout the world.


Jeri Westerson
Jeri Westerson

Jeri Westerson

L.A. native Jeri Westerson writes the critically acclaimed “Crispin Guest Medieval Noir” series. Her protagonist is a disgraced knight turned detective, plying his trade on the mean streets of fourteenth century London. Publishers Weekly says about her latest BLOOD LANCE, “Clever twists and convincing period detail make Westerson’s fifth 14th-century historical featuring disgraced knight Crispin Guest one of her best.” Her books have been shortlisted for a slew of mystery awards, including the Macavity, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Agatha, and the Shamus. The Boston Globe calls her detective “A medieval Sam Spade, a tough guy who operates according to his own moral compass.” Jeri is vice president for the southern California chapter of Mystery Writers of America and is also vice president of the Los Angeles chapter of Sisters in Crime. She is a member of Private Eye Writers of America and the Historical Novel Society. Jeri is married to a commercial photographer, has a screenwriter son, and herds two cats, a tortoise, and the occasional tarantula at her home in southern California.

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