By day I am a technical writer, and by night and on weekends I am an artist and creative writer. Having lived in Phoenix, AZ for 20+ years with my husband Tim, I found the urban wilderness to be endlessly fascinating. Our home was tucked up against South Mountain, the largest city park in the U.S. The canal that ran across the base of the mountain provided inspiration for painting, drawing, and writing with sitings of wild coyotes, skittering fluffs of newborn quail, lizards, constant change…and stories of life and death. In December 2017, we moved to a beach in Florida, which is whole ‘nother story! Thank you for visiting. ~ Wendy
Sept. 6 – 9, 2018 I will be attending my first Bouchercon book conference, the largest mystery writer and reader conference in the world. I’m so excited, but I will be a very small fish in an ocean-sized pond. I’m hoping to meet all my favorite authors: Susanna Caulkins, Deborah Crombie, Catriona McPherson, Elly Griffiths, Anne Cleeland, and many others.
Sept. 12, 2018 Cali May’s next adventure, Magnolia Murders, will be published the week after Bouchercon. I’m hoping for pre-order status on this newest book by the conference. Cali and her new husband, Native American Arizona State Park Ranger, Daniel Silvertree, drive to Sedona to enjoy a romantic honeymoon week in the high Sonora Desert at the amazing Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast. Cali is startled to see and hear the ghost of a sobbing woman in the lobby of the guesthouse before she’s even shown to their room. After the death of two other guests, Cali draws on her paranormal talent and with Daniel’s help unravels family secrets and the history behind the current murders.
Death Remembers, 3/2018
Killing Rose, 3/2018
Magnolia Murders, 9/2018
Don’t Miss Black Diamond Graves, (novella) April 19, 2018 – I was honored to be invited to participate in this multi-author series, Tawnee Mountain Mysteries, published by Short on Time Books. Each author placed their protagonist in the same location, Tawnee Mountain Ski and Golf Resort in Norther New Jersey. Murder and mayhem ensue!