Our Published Authors

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Cora J. Ramos

Writes award winning short stories of mystery and suspense that have  been published in the anthology, Valley Fever, Where Murder is Contagious with fellow SJ SinC authors, Sunny Frazier and JoAnne Lucas.. Her short stories are also found in various other anthologies and e-zines.


1st novel, Dance the Dream Awake, is a Romantic Suspense (with supernatural elements) set in present day, but dipping into a past Mayan life lived in the Yucatan, around 900 A.D.


2nd novel, Haiku Dance, is a Historical Romance set in Heian, Japan of 980 A.D.



Gloria Getman

Began writing in 1994. She’s been published in Yesterday’s Magazette and Reminisce Extra. She has three short stories in an anthology,

Leaves from the Valley Oak.


Her second Deena Powers mystery, Birds of a Feather, which along with Lottie’s Legacy, are available through Amazon and as e-books on Kindle .


She is a member of both Central Coast and San Joaquin Sisters in Crime, SLO NightWriters and the Tulare-Kings Writers.  Gloria's Amazon Page



Krista Lynn

Kris Lynn (Krista Lynn) is a former Geography professor who now writes earthy supernatural romantic suspence. Book #1 of the Canyon Series, Blood Stones, The Haunting of Sunset Canyon was published in May, 2016.

She grew up on a gold mine about 60 miles north of Phoenix, which inspired this supernatural mystery with Sci Fi elements. Krista also writes cozy mysteries and, in addition to the Canyon Series, is working on a Sci Fi romantic mystery, Time Seeker.  Author Website

Kris is also a graphic artist who enjoys telling stories with images as much as with words. Her book cover designs and other promo materials for authors can be seen on her website. Graphic Arts Website


Chapter Liason,

Marilyn Meredith

Marilyn is a is a founding member of the San Joaquin chapter of Sisters in Crime as well as a member of two other chapters, Mystery Writers of America, three chapters and is a board member of Public Safety Writers of America. 


With close to 40 books published, she writes:

  • The Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series, the latest is Seldom Traveled, and

  • The Rocky Bluff P.D. crime series under the name F. M. Meredith, A Crushing Death, the latest.



Linda Lee Kane

Linda L. Kane MA in Education, PPS, School Psychologist, and Learning Disability Specialist, is the author of The Black Madonna, Witch Number is Which, Icelandia, Katterina Ballerina, Cowboy Jack and Buddy Save Santa, and Chilled to the Bones, 2017 release date, Clyde: Lost and Now Found, and Bottoms Up, A Daisy Murphy Mysteries. She lives with her husband, three dogs, one bird, and six horses in California.

Linda Lee Kane's Amazon Page

Lorie Ham

Lorie Ham has been singing gospel music and writing since she was a child.  Her first song and poem were published when she was 13 and she has gone on to publish many articles, short stories, and poems throughout the years as well as write for a local newspaper. Four out of her 5 mystery novels feature gospel singer Alexandra Walters and are set here in the San Joaquin Valley. She is currently working on the first in a new series set in the Tower District, featuring an entertainment vlogger. She is also the publisher of Kings River Life www.kingsriverlife.com. Lorie is married to Larry Ham, and they have 2 children, Jessica and Joseph, 2 cats, 5 dogs, 2 rats & 1 rabbit. 

Sunny Marie Baker

Sunny has penned stories from the time she could form letters into words. Growing up an only child in rural Missouri she had many imaginary friends and these friends became the characters in the childhood stories she wrote. Today, her characters still come alive on the pages of her novel. She "just follows them around and writes what they’re doing."  Panster? You bet!

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Melody Walcot

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Melody was born in Philadelphia, PA and raised in South Jersey. She went to school at Howard University in Washington, D.C. for undergrad and law school.  She became a lawyer in 1982. In 2001 her family moved to Fresno. She worked at the

Federal Defender's Office until 2011, when she retired. 


She has been writing since age 7, and started writing romance when she was a teenager.  In 1999, MAE'S PROMISE, a contemporary romance, was published by Genesis Press.  She continues to write contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She loves reading romance, mystery/political thrillers and paranormal.