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General Meeting Program Tuesday July 9, 2018

Our speakers tonight will be:

Marilyn Meredith 6:30 p.m  


Steven M. Mintz

8 p.m.


Writing a Mystery Series

Marilyn's Topic will be:

The ins and outs, keeping everything straight and coming up with ideas for the next book

About Marilyn Meredith

I'm the author of the Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series and the Rocky Bluff P.D. crime series under the name, F. M. Meredith. I've also written stand-alones in other genres including historical family sagas and horror. Reading and writing have been a part of me since I was a little girl--a very long time ago. I love to hear from readers who have enjoyed my books. I've made many new and good friends among the readers and writers at various mystery conventions and conferences.

Hubby and I live in the foothills of the Sierra much like the place where my heroine Tempe Crabtree lives. And we once lived in a beach community that resembles Rocky Bluff. 

I've also written several stand-alone books for Kindle and paper.

I love to hear from my readers or have them visit my webpage at

Marilyn Meredith aka F.M. Meredith
Latest books:
A Cold Death, a Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery
Tangled Webs, a Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery

     Available Now 

Tangled Webs
A Rocky Bluff P.D. Series Mystery 

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The Title of Steven's Presentaion is:

Bringing Back Ethics and Civility to Society

Organization: Ethics Sage LLC

About Steven Mintz

I’m a professor emeritus from Cal Poly. I hold a Doctor of Business Administration degree from The George Washington University. During my years of teaching I developed an expertise in ethics including ethics in society, the workplace, and on social media. After retiring from Cal Poly, I turned to blogging under the name, Ethics Sage. I write three award winning blogs and dispense guidance through my Workplace Ethics Advice blog. Increasingly, I have become concerned about the decline of civility in society and a kind of ethical blindness that challenges us to be good people and make our community a better place for all through kindness and good deeds. Along those lines, I have recently written a book titled Beyond Happiness and Meaning: Transforming Your Life Through Ethical Behavior.

You can learn more about my work on my website: Feel free to communicate with me at:

Title of the Presentation: Bringing Back Ethics and Civility to Society

We have lost our moral compass. The behavior of some of our leaders and others in the public arena and on social media has created a void where ethical decision-making used to be. We no longer know how to communicate with each other and that has hastened the decline of civility in society. The problem is all too many people have “blind spots” where ethics is concerned. The question is can we regain our ethical footing? The answer is complicated because, as this presentation will show, there are different interpretations about just what ethics is, how it is determined, and why is it important to our well-being. 

Round Tables Critique Sessions began at 5:15 pm

Terry Sanville and Susan Tuttle will be here to critique your work

Please keep your submission to two pages, typed, 12-point font, double spaced. This is a great—and safe—way to see what the critiquing process is all about, get valuable feedback from two fantastic writers, and practice reading your work to a small audience

Please bring 3 copies of your work, one to read from and one each for Susan and Terry.

Please don't forget to sign in first. 5:15 pm

See you there -

Janice Konstantinidis,

President SLO NightWriters.

Programs Director.


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