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Welcome to SLO NightWriters


Our Speaker this evening will be Marilyn Meredith

November 10, 2020

A Journey Down the Road to e-Book Publishing

Marilyn Meredith is the author of 40 plus published books, including two series, the Deputy Tempe Crabtree mysteries, and under the name of F. M. Meredith, the Rocky Bluff P.D. crime series, as well as novels in other genres.  She’s taught writing for Writers Digest School and at many other venues. As a writing teacher, Marilyn has been a featured speaker at several writers' conferences. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, three chapters of Sisters in Crime, EPIC, and the Public Safety Writers Association.

Marilyn will tell us about her writing journey and her first encounter with e-books and being verbally attacked for promoting them. Coming to a crossroads in her Tempe Crabtree series, Marilyn has some big decisions to make. She wonders if it will soon be time for the same kind of decision for the Rocky Bluff P.D. series. 

One of the first authors to embrace e-publishing, today all of her books are available for Kindle. Most are also are available as trade paperback, and a few of her Tempe Crabtree series as audio books.

All questions about writing or anything else you may be curious about are welcome.


Marilyn Bio


In addition to being the author of the Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series and writing as F. M. Meredith, the Rocky Bluff P.D. series, Marilyn has written in other genres as well, including historical family sagas with Indian Paintbrush being available on Kindle. She’s written romance with a touch of the supernatural, psychological horror, and a Christian horror, She also has a chapter in the best seller, "THE PORTABLE WRITERS' CONFERENCE" from Quill Driver Press. Her latest books include: Spirit Wind, a Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery and Bones in the Attica Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery. She also writes a blog, Marilyn’s Musings, in which she discusses her day-to-day life as an author, mom, grandma, etc.


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I hope to see you there.

Steven Mintz, PhD

Program Director SLO NightWriters.

Professor Emeritus

California Polytechnic State University

San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

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 p

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See you there -

Janice Konstantinidis,

President SLO NightWriters.

Programs Director.


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