Mystery Readers Only Writer's Notes

Black Friday Blues?

Do you want a positive, cheerful shopping alternative to the noisy, busy Black Friday sales? I know just the event here in the North Bay! Join me–I’ll be signing and selling all my books–and a huge collection of local vendors to cross those names off your holiday list. The 44th Annual Rohnert Park Holiday Faire is the place to find handmade items sure to make you happy. This is a FREE event but bring $$ for the fabulous food offerings. Here’s the scoop:

Event Details:

Date: November 24 and 25

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: Rohnert Park Community Center, 5401 Snyder Lane

Admission: FREE!

Mystery Readers Only

Mark Your Calendars – Bay Area Peeps

Christmas is coming and so are the local holiday gift fairs. I’m scheduled to appear at two major events to sell and sign all five of my books, The Meredith Ryan Mysteries, (most) set in Sonoma and Marin Counties. I’ll also have a three book cozy mystery series available, Layers of Mystery, by “Leanne Baker” (my pen name) set in the Eastern Sierra area of Bishop and Mammoth Lakes, California. Finally, I will offer an anthology of international law enforcement stories, To Serve, Protect, and Write: Cops Writing Crime Fiction.


at Rohnert Park Community Center, 5401 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park on Thanksgiving Weekend – Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25 from 10 AM – 4 PM. The event entry is free and a great way to cross off those names on your gift list. Food will be available for purchase and there will be activities for kids.


at Finley Center, 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa will be on Saturday, December 2, 10 AM – 4 PM and Sunday, December 3, 10 AM – 4 PM. Entry fee is $5 per person, children under 12 are free.

Food and holiday gift wrap will be available.

Writer's Notes

A Special Black Friday Event

Join me tomorrow to find out author Marilyn Meredith’s feeling about using cop talk in her new Deputy Tempe Crabtree novel, River SpiritsRiver Spirits


Holiday Faire RP

By Thonie Hevron

Last year, my sisters persuaded me to go to the Rohnert Park Holiday Arts and Crafts Faire on the day after Thanksgiving. My first thought was old ladies who crocheted toilet paper covers, but I went anyway because I wanted to spend time with my precious sisters. What a surprise! The Faire was at a large venue, attended by hundreds during my time there and encompassed arts and crafts of all kinds. If I’d had more cash in my pocket, I would have spent waaaay too much money.

The idea of doing Christmas shopping the day after Turkey day has always kind of put me off–I’m not a fan of crowded retail stores. This Faire, however was perfect! Everything is handmade, often by locals. I thought it might be fun to have a table to sell my books. Then I took it a step further and thought about how many of my fellow authors would like to do the same.

So this year, I rented two tables and will sell my books seven other authors. For your shopping pleasure, all different genres will be available: mystery, thriller, childrens, young adult, urban art, historical fiction and memoir. A little something for everyone on your Christmas list made special by an author signature!

Check out the authors who will be there:


Friday, November 28th

Laura-McHale-Holland-Book-2coverLaura McHale Holland 10-2  Memoir, anthology

Huachuca_cover_200Arletta Dawty 10-4

CF View 1 - Intent to HoldThonie Hevron 10-4

Something in the AtticBillie Payton-Settles 10-4

71mndFIRVBLLeena Prasad 2-4


Saturday, November 29th

spycoverwebsite96dpiJeane Slone 10-4

twilight_cover_250Kay Mehl-Miller 10-2

Cover By Force or Fear

Thonie Hevron 10-4

Howie_Cover-frontSandy Baker 10-4

amazon_cover_by_grace200Arletta Dawdy 10-4