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Guest Post: What Does the Future Hold?

By Marilyn Meredith

None of us really know, do we? My guess is we are all hoping and praying for the end of this pandemic.

Despite the unknown, I bet most of us are still making plans.

Because my latest Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery was published recently, I’ve been unable to do the in-person events I’ve usually done to promote a new book. There are still some events on my calendar during the later months of summer and fall that I’m hoping will happen—but who knows?

This brings me around to the future of my Deputy Tempe Crabtree series. End of the Trail is #18 in the series. You might think the title is prophetic, but it refers to something important in the book.

However, it would be a good place to end the series, but I’m not sure I’m ready for that. New ideas and adventures for Tempe keep popping into my head. I’d like to have her visit new places, places with different tribes of Indians and legends.

Another big question, in any new book I might write, how do I deal with the pandemic? I guess I’m probably going to have to wait and see how what’s going on right now turns out. I’d like to hear from other writers how they plan to address the pandemic, or not, in future books.

Now back to End of the Trail, the short blurb is this:

Deputy Tempe Crabtree joins the search for a missing hiker which results in a murder investigation, a near death experience, an unexpected rescue, and an unhappy ghost.

As usual, I had fun writing this book about some quirky characters including some who’ve been in previous books.

You can find the book on Amazon for Kindle or as a trade paperback.

Author Marilyn Meredith

Bio: Marilyn Meredith has published over 40 books, as well as the Tempe Crabtree series, she also writes the Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery series under the name of F. M. Meredith. She lives in a town in the foothills of the Central Sierra with a resemblance to the mountain town of Bear Creek where Tempe is the resident deputy.

By Thonie Hevron

Mysteries to keep you reading through the night.

10 replies on “Guest Post: What Does the Future Hold?”

Like others, I guessed that the title announced the end of the Deputy Crabtree series. So glad you did not mean that, and I fully understand your interest in pursuing ideas still bouncing inside that lovely head of yours! I understand about continuing adventures as I recently wrote an essay about how much I enjoyed “taking part” in the adventures of my Carrie and Henry amateur detectives–vicariously, of course. Yea for Tempe marching on!

It’s been like juggling around here, promoting End of the Trail, and all of the books in my Rocky Bluff P.D. series as they are being re-edited and published again. I really don’t know what will happen with my Tempe series, and I have started a new Rocky Bluff mystery and it will have to wait a bit too.

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