Friday, April 1, 2011

Guest Blogger Marilyn Meredith

I have a very special guest today, Marilyn Meredith, author the Rocky Bluff Police Department Mystery Series--which she writes as F.M. Meredith-- and thirty other novels, including the Tempe Crabtree Mystery Series. Marilyn is blogging today about her newest in the Rocky Bluff PD series, Angel Lost.

I was fortunate enough to read an advance reader copy of Angel Lost and have to say it is a must read. In Angel Lost, Marilyn creates the perfect blend of action and suspense against the backdrop of a small, close-knit community, with a dose of supernatural thrown in for good measure. Reading the Rocky Bluff series is like catching up with old friends, and Angel Lost does not disappoint. While you do not have to read the books in order to follow the story, I would definitely recommend reading all of them, because they’re all that good.


How many of you have pulled tricks on your family or friends on April Fool’s Day? When my kids were little they delighted in trying to fool me. Sometimes what they thought was funny was a bit on the scary side—like screaming and telling me someone was hurt. It’s a wonder I survived raising five kids and then a couple of grandkids later on in life.

I’m not trying to fool anyone with this post; however I may fool some readers with my latest book in the Rocky Bluff P.D. crime series, Angel Lost. Though there are definitely crimes in this latest edition, there is something missing. You’ll have to read it to find out what.

If someone picks up Angel Lost thinking it is a religious book, they’ll be disappointed. Yes, there is an angel in the book and a smattering of religion, because some of the characters are religious—but that’s not what the book is about. It’s about how people react to unusual things that happen in the town of Rocky Bluff and to the people who live and work there.

What about the angel in the title you may ask. There is an angel—but not in the sense you might expect. The title has a double meaning. Authors sometimes have a difficult time coming up with an appropriate title, but in my opinion, this one is a perfect fit.

Angel Lost is one of those books that I had great time writing. Because I know my characters well, I knew what would happen if I put one in jeopardy. To be honest, I almost always put someone in jeopardy because that’s the challenge, finding out how everyone is going to feel and what actions he or she will take.

And those are my April Fools thoughts.

F. M. Meredith a.k.a. Marilyn Meredith

Bio: F.M. Meredith, also known as Marilyn Meredith, is the author of nearly thirty published novels. Her latest in the Rocky Bluff P.D. crime series, from Oak Tree Press, is Angel Lost. Marilyn is a member of EPIC, Four chapters of Sisters in Crime, including the Internet chapter , Mystery Writers of America, and on the board of the Public Safety Writers of America. Visit her at and her blog at

Angel Lost Blurb:

As plans for her perfect wedding fill her mind, Officer Stacey Wilbur is sent out to trap a flasher, the new hire realizes Rocky Bluff P.D. is not the answer to his problems, Abel Navarro’s can’t concentrate on the job because of worry about his mother, Officer Gordon Butler has his usual upsets, the sudden appearance of an angel in the window of a furniture store captures everyone’s imagination and causes problems for RBPD, and then the worst possible happens—will Stacey and Doug’s wedding take place?


Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Thank you, Holli, it was fun visiting you on your blog on April Fool's Day.


Anne K. Albert said...

Super interview, Marilyn. I'm with you on the kids playing jokes about being hurt...gosh! I'd be frantic!!

Holli said...

Thanks for visiting, Marilyn. I'm still waiting for my kids to get me. We had a tupperware full of worms for my third graders science experiment and I liberated them last night in the back yard, just in case.


Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Hi, Anne, Oh my kids gave me a hard time, now they are all grown and parents and some are grandparents, and who knows what tricks are being played on them today.

Good luck, Holli, you have a couple of bright girls there, I think you better watch our back.

Anonymous said...

The newspaper where I worked printed some April Fools stories today, complete with fake photos rendered by the production department. We've had one phone call so far from someone taken in by the joke. Good luck with "Angel Lost." I'm a new Oak Tree author myself!
Sally Carpenter

Marja said...

I'm just about half way through Angel Lost, and I wouldn't put it down if I didn't have to. Nice blog, Marilyn, and needless to say, I'm enjoying the book.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Hi, Sally, hope I get to meet you one of these days.

Marja, glad you're enjoying the book.

That's the whole idea of all this stuff isn't it, to introduce folks to our books in hopes they will enjoy them.

Robert O'Hanneson said...

I'm looking forward to reading it and also meeting you at the conference. As a newbie author at Oak Tree, I'm learning a lot from authors like you. Thanks.


Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Hey there, Robert, nice to see you here.