Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Introducing: Morgan St. James and Meredith Holland

Are you interested in finding out more about the two women who came up with the idea to use 800 million dollar industry of prison manufactured goods as a setting for a comedy rich crime caper? Of course you are! Keep reading to learn more about Morgan and Meredith. 

Award-winning Author/Speaker/Columnist Morgan St. James’ says her just-released books, Confessions of a Cougar, and Who’s Got the Money? are stories that begged to be told. Funny and romantic, Confessions of a Cougar is a true story of coming of age at 42 with some delicious young guys, and Who’s Got the Money? is a fictional funny crime caper inspired by true events experienced by Morgan and her co-author Meredith Holland. 

Her short stories appear in Chicken Soup for the Soul books, other anthologies. The recently released The MAFIA FUNERAL and Other Short Stories collection covers everything from true stories to fiction, mystery to romance and some genres in-between.  She has written over 500 published articles relative to the craft of writing and people in the industry, as well as the book Writers’ Tricks of the Trade: 39 Things You Need to Know About the ABCs of Writing Fiction. 
After writing magazine and newspaper articles, in the late 1990s she launched a career writing fiction with her sister Phyllice Bradner, also a published writer. The debut Silver Sisters Mystery, A Corpse in the Soup, garnered the USA Book News award as Best Mystery Audio Book 2007. Her list of Silver Sisters Mysteries also continues to grow. A Corpse in the Soup was followed by Seven Deadly Samovars and Vanishing Act in Vegas, the third comical Silver Sisters Mystery. 

St. James is an entertaining speaker, presents workshops and frequently appears on author’s panels. She edits and publishes of the online eZine Writers Tricks of the Trade and writes columns for the Los Angeles and Las Vegas editions of Examiner.com.

This is Meredith Holland's debut novel. She graduated college armed with a degree in Interior Design and designed environments including commercial spaces from healthcare and educational facilities to hospitality.  Her diverse background and passion for problem solving combined with her interior design education easily qualified Meredith for the position of sales executive, marketing products manufactured by The Department of Corrections. As a marketing representative she supported the programs, products, inmate rehabilitation mission, and government policies. Meredith says she appreciated her time spent growing her region's Federal customer base and interacting with contracting agents and clients. St. James and Holland met while they were both part of the marketing team for prison-manufactured furniture and conceived the idea for this comical crime caper.   Meredith resides in Seattle, Washington with her husband and son. 

Who's Got the Money? is available now from Amazon in paperback and Kindle,  as well as from Barnes and Noble