About Wendy Fallon

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 with my husband Tim for 23 years, I find the urban wilderness in which we lived to be endlessly fascinating. Our home was tucked up against South Mountain, the largest city park in the U.S. The canal slashing across the base of the mountain provides inspiration for paintings, drawings, and sitings of wild coyotes, skittering fluffs of newborn quail, lizards and constant change.

Looking Forward to Seeing You!

On Christmas Eve, 2020, I was in surgery for the removal of pancreatic cancer. It’s been a long haul since then, but I’ve managed to finish two manuscripts. I finally feel like I can join the human race again, and am super excited to go to Left Coast Crime in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in April. I’m bringing with me AERDON MANOR MURDERS, the first book of my new, second series, LISI PENDLETON MYSTERIES.

My first series, CALI MAY MYSTERIES, will also have a new book, GHOSTS IN PARADISE. This will be the 7th book in this series. So many of my favorite authors have written new books, and I expect to come home with huge TBR pile. But I am most excited to see everyone, participate in the panels, and host a table at the banquet. Let’s hope we’re all able to attend in person! I hope all of you are safe and healthy. ~ Wendy

Looking Forward, News from Wendy Fallon, Mystery Writer

Left Coast Crime 2022: Southwest Sleuths

Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 7 – 10, 202

https://leftcoastcrime.org/2022/index.html

As so many of my writer and reader friends are doing, I’ve been anxiously awaiting the next live book conference. I’ve registered to attend Left Coast Crime 2022 after two years of seclusion and pandemic. My own pandemic time has included several trips to the hospital and a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. After overcoming an overwhelmingly panicked response to such horrifying news, and eight months of chemo treatments, I have finally settled into a ‘new normal.’ Although my life now encompasses uncomfortable stretches of time, I have recovered my sense of supreme fulfillment through writing and making art and am delighted to have completed Aerdon Manor Murders.  I’m looking forward to being able to present my latest book and introducing you to my new heroine, Lisi Pendleton, in person, in April, 2022.

Cali May’s Latest Adventure

Cali May, my Southwest heroine, also has new book #6 under construction. She once again visits Florida for a month while Daniel Silvertree, her husband and Native American Arizona State Park Ranger attends a conference on water management. Renting a cozy cottage in an RV park, she enjoys the perfect weather, gorgeous landscaping, and quirky, mostly retired, residents. When she discovers two older ladies have disappeared, she realizes there is some bad karma hidden in paradise.

New Paranormal Series, Book 1 : Aerdon Manor Mysteries

Melissa (Lisi) Pendleton is a thirty-year-old, newly-graduated architect specializing in historic restoration. In this first book in the Lisi Pendelton Mysteries, she is thrilled to secure a position with one of the premier firms in New York City, but quits in tears after being assaulted by her boss. A long-estranged aunt makes a serendipitous offer of room and board in the village of Aerdon in the Hudson River Valley in return for restoring the decaying family mansion. When a body is discovered on the Aerdon Manor estate, she realizes she must fight to save not only her aunt’s home, but her own new-found family. Realizing she can communicate with the old house she fears her new-found paranormal gift is just her imagination.

Evil in the Water Publishing Today April 30, 2019

Evil in the Water

TODAY! Available on Amazon, April 30
#amwriting #paranormal #publishing #wendyfallon #malicedomestic 
Cali May’s next adventure!
Cali researches her family tree and finds a long lost cousin, Lola Penrose, living on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Lola invites her to come for a visit, and stay in the Penrose Retreat House. Cali arrives the morning after the murder of Lola’s Aunt Gracie, and not only stumbles over the dead body, but also a group of brooding spirits who arrive to help Gracie into the afterlife. Did the murder have anything to do with the large, sealed, clay pot, dating from the 1500’s, Gracie found buried in the crawlspace under her cottage? And are there really man-eating alligators in Florida?

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Being an Introvert at a Book Conference

I’m told all of the best writers are introverts. Many of you out there might be able to relate to the awkward situations that arise when a shy, introverted individual is thrust…no…deliberately walks, into the limelight. To get your books read, you must first write well. But after that, in this publishing environment, it’s up to you to sell yourself as well as your books. I wish I had a funny bone, could think of snappy comebacks, make small talk, or look perfectly calm in the midst of a panel.

I did survive my first panel at Left Coast Crime 2019, which bolstered my confidence no end. But I also burst into awkward comments in a loud voice while racing to obtain a copy of a just-released novel with James Ziskin, and accidentally fat-fingered a poop emoji to Catriona McPherson…for which I will be eternally apologizing. Sometimes, when introverts are so excited about the encouragement they receive, they burst into ‘song.’ Awkwardly. So yes, deep down, I am a true introvert, but I plan to get lots of practice at being a calm, confident writer at future conferences.

Past, Present and Future Events

Left Coat Crime 2019, Vancouver, Canada Memories

My March trip to Vancouver, BC, Canada was filled with great, and not-so-great experiences. Meeting writers, new readers, and fans is always the high point for me, and this conference was no exception. I enjoyed greeting those I knew, like Catriona McPherson, Simon Wood, Anne Cleeland, and Susanna Caulkins, and introducing myself again to those I met on Facebook or admired from a distance like James Ziskin, Carola Dunn, Lori Rader-Day, and Dru Ann Love. I also met my encouraging and supportive co-panelists Dale Berry, Margaret Dumas and Laura Andersen on my very first panel.

My friend, writer, and mentor Margaret Morse, and I, hosted a Banquet table and met an amazing group of readers. It was wonderful to hear how each of our guests related to our books.

On the downside, I caught a cold while I was there, which escalated into Bronchitis after I got home, and possibly the flu. It didn’t make me feel any better to discover I wasn’t the only one!

Malice Domestic 31, May 3-5, 2019

I will be attending my first Malice Domestic Conference in Bethesda, MD in less than two weeks. Luckily I’m beginning to feel human again, and expect to have a wonderful time. I won’t be traveling with Margaret this time and may just sit back and enjoy the hubbub. But please don’t hesitate to introduce yourself! I’ll be participating in my second-ever panel:

What Was That?: Paranormal Mysteries

Sunday, May 5, 10-10:50 a.m

Judy Cater — Moderator
Margaret Dumas – Author of Murder at the Palace, featuring “classic movies, ghostly mayhem, and a murder or two.”
Wendy Fallon – Author of the series, Cali May Mysteries. Cali’s fourth and most recent adventure, Evil in the Water, is scheduled for publishing April 30. Cali travels to Florida to visit a newly discovered cousin and trips over a body on the beach, is accosted by a 400 year-old spirit, threatened by man-eating alligators, and uncovers murder.
Molly MacRae – Author of the Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery Series, featuring Kath Rutledge and shop ghost Geneva.
Clea Simon – Author of the series Witch Cats of Cambridge. The first book, A Spell of Murder, features three cats with magic powers and their human, Becca.

Cali’s Most Recent Adventure, Evil in the Water, Coming April 30, 2019

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Left Coast Crime 2019 – Whale of a Crime

March 28 – 31, 2019
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Panel Announcement: Supernatural Storytellers
Day & Time: Thursday 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

I’m so excited (and a bit nervous) to be on my first panel! I will be joining these amazingly creative writers:

Moderator Margaret Dumas: Author of her new series, The Movie Palace Mysteries. The first book in her series, Murder At The Palace, will be out in time for LCC. Website: www.margaretdumas.com.

Panelist Dale Berry: Author/Illustrator of at least two graphic novel series including the occult-adventures Tales of the Moonlight Cutterand the noir-suspense The Be-Bop Barbarians(w/Gary Phillips). All are on Amazon. Website: www.myriadpubs.com.

Panelist Eileen Magill: Author of her novel House of Homicideand Blogger of An Unseen Resident, where she documents the real-life events of her own haunted house. She also provides editing at Magill’s Quill, specializing in Mystery, Thriller and Horror. Websites: www.eileenmagill.com; www.mqedit.com.

Panelist Laura Andersen: Author of The Darkling Bride, and at least two acclaimed historical fiction and suspenseful trilogies, The Tudor Legacy Trilogy, and The Boleyn Trilogy (The Boleyn King, 2013 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner for Best Historical Fiction). Website: www.lauraandersenbooks.com.

…and me!

Panelist Wendy Fallon: Author of the Southwest, paranormal murder mystery series, Cali May Mysteries. I will be promoting my third and latest book, Magnolia Murders, but will also have books one and two on hand: Death Remembers, Killing Rose.Website: www.WendyFallon.com.

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Looking Forward to 2019!

Left Coast Crime 2019: A Whale of a Crime!

In March I will be attending Left Coast Crime 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Having just returned to our home in Florida, US, from a visit to family and friends in North Bay, Ontario, I can only hope Vancouver will be warmer!) I’m looking forward to meeting new and returning writers and friends. (I may even be included on a panel! I’ll keep you posted.) See you there. @leftcoastcrime @shortontimebooks #amwriting #writing #mystery #paranormal

Debut Mystery: Death Remembers

Anyone registered to attend who has not yet emailed in their book award nominations, please consider nominating my debut novel, Death Remembers, for ‘Best Debut Mystery,’ published in 2018 by Short on Time Books. So many wonderful books debut every year, there’s plenty to choose from! Please consider mine.

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Death Remembers, by Wendy Fallon

A year after the death of her husband, Arizona resident and recently retired California (Cali) May is feeling old, tired and obsolete. As she spirals out of emotional control, she begins to experience terrifying visions. Burdened not only with depression and overwhelming grief, but now also with learning to live with ghosts, she begins to use her new, controversial talent to uncover clues to past and current murders. Discovering her husband did not succumb to cancer, but was murdered, she enlists the help of Daniel Silvertree, a Native American Arizona State Park Ranger and the only one who doesn’t condemn her paranormal capabilities. Together they uncover the truth about the missing priceless Native American carvings, murder, and corporate corruption.

 

 

Death Remembers hits #1, Now Free!

Death Remembers #1

An amazing thing happened today!

The first book in my series, Cali May Mysteries, Death  Remembers, went to number one on Amazon in it’s category (Native American). Thank you to everyone who purchased, read, and/or reviewed it, and to all of you who have encouraged me to continue writing. And since it is a ghost story it is…

Free, just in time for Halloween!

Celebrate with me and download the first Cali May Mysteries book, Death Remembers, for free from Amazon, starting today, Oct. 25th, through Sunday, Oct. 28th. What better way to see if you enjoy a good haunted mystery set against the desert environment and history of Arizona, with a hint of romance. I’m hoping you will like the second book, Killing Rose, and the third book, Magnolia Murders, just as much.