Author Levinson, Marilyn

Beverly Lauderdale credits early years in Iowa for her awareness that setting and seasons influence character--an awareness honed by later life in the San Francisco Bay Area and in California's "Outback," the Great Basin region. Therefore, sense of place figures prominently in three published novels: "The Long Wind," "Notes When Summer Ends," and "In Franklin's House."
Setting plays a role in many of her magazine short stories and to varying degrees appears in the hundreds of articles she's sold to newspapers and periodicals. In addition to writing, Lauderdale has taught at the junior high, at college, and at adult school. Along the way, she's been joined by husband, children, grandchildren, and pets. Plus, she's been fortunate enough to travel, hike, sail, read great books, and fly as co-pilot in a vintage Cessna.

Murder a la Christie
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