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Meet & Greet & Treats with Mystery Authors!

December 9 Meet & Greet & Treats event announcement with Ellen Byron / Maria DiRico [white woman with dark hair & glasses] Jennifer J. Chow [Taiwanese American woman with long dark hair] and Kim Davis [white woman with long light hair]


Creating Conversations wraps up our 2021 Book Events with a Courtyard Meet & Greet & Treats with mystery authors Maria DiRico (It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder) AKA Ellen Byron (Mardi Gras Murder), Jennifer J. Chow (Mimi Lee Cracks the Code), and Kim Davis (Essentials of Murder, Framed and Frosted). The authors will sign copies of their latest works, and share yummy homemade treats! 

Maria DiRico is the pseudonym for Ellen Byron, author of the award winning, USA Today bestselling Cajun Country Mysteries. Born in Queens, New York, she is first-generation Italian-American on her mother's side and the granddaughter of a low-level Jewish mobster on her father's side. She grew up visiting the Astoria Manor and Grand Bay Marina catering halls, which were run by her Italian mother's family in Queens and have become the inspiration for her Catering Hall Mystery Series. DiRico has been a writer-producer for hit television series like Wings and Just Shoot Me, and her first play, Graceland, appears in the Best Short Plays collection. She's a freelance journalist, with over 200 articles published in national magazines, and previously worked as a cater-waiter for Martha Stewart, a credit she never tires of sharing. A native New Yorker who attended Tulane University, Ellen lives in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter, and two rescue dogs. 

Jennifer J. Chow grew up reading Garfield comics and adores creating sassy kit lit. She also writes the Winston Wong mysteries, which feature a regular meowing cat. Her other Asian American novels include Dragonfly Dreams (a Teen Vogue pick) and The 228 Legacy.

Kim Davis lives in Southern California with her husband and Goldendoodle puppy, Missy. When she's not spending time with her granddaughters or chasing the puppy around, she can be found either writing on her next book, or working on her blog, Cinnamon, Sugar, and a Little Bit of Murder, or in the kitchen baking up yummy treats to share. She has published cozy mysteries SPRINKLES OF SUSPICION, CAKE POPPED OFF!, FRAMED AND FROSTED and suspense novel A GAME OF DECEIT. She has had several children's articles published in Cricket, Nature Friend, Skipping Stones, and the Seed of Truth magazines. Kim Davis is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

This event will be held in-person in the courtyard of our building, with safe social distancing procedures in place.

Signed and inscribed copies can be ordered via the link below as well.
Signed and inscribed copies of these titles will ship after their courtyard signing.
Please add any inscription notations for the authors to the Comments Section at stage 2 of checkout, after adding books to your ecommerce cart.


Preorders are strongly encouraged, given the supply chain issues! 

Event Date: 
Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 11:30am
2850 Artesia Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Essentials of Murder Cover Image
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9781951579463
Published: Kindred Ink Press LLC - September 8th, 2021

Framed and Frosted Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780999068878
Published: Cinnamon & Sugar Press - June 19th, 2021

Mimi Lee Cracks the Code (A Sassy Cat Mystery #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984805034
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - November 30th, 2021

Mimi Lee Gets a Clue (A Sassy Cat Mystery #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984804990
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - March 10th, 2020

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder (A Catering Hall Mystery #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496725363
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kensington - October 26th, 2021

Mardi Gras Murder (A Cajun Country Mystery #4) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643851259
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Crooked Lane Books - November 9th, 2021