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2010 Murder Goes South Writer Bios

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Keynote Speaker Erica SpindlerKeynote Speaker Erica Spindler

A New York Times and International bestselling author, Erica Spindler's skill for crafting engrossing plots and compelling characters has earned both critical praise and legions of fans. Published in 25 countries, her stories have been lauded as “thrill-packed page turners, white-knuckle rides and edge-of-your-seat whodunits. Ms Spindler's acclaimed books include “Breakneck” and “Last Known Victim”. She lives with her family near New Orleans.


Carla DamronCarla Damron

Carla Damron is a South Carolina native. Born in Sumter, she currently lives in a nice home outside of Columbia with her husband. Carla draws on her own experience as a clinical social worker in her novels, KEEPING SILENT and SPIDER BLUE.
Like her protagonist, Caleb Knowles, Carla understands the dark and curious workings of mental illness and offers her insights to the reader.


Debby GiustiDebby Giusti

Debby Giusti is a medical technologist who loves working with test tubes and petri dishes almost as much as she loves to write. Growing up as an army brat, Debby met and married her husband—then a captain in the army—at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Together they traveled the world, raised three wonderful army brats of their own and now see the military tradition carried on in their son who's also in the army. Always busy with church, school and community activities, Debby knew it was time to settle down and write her first book when she and her family moved to Atlanta, GA. Despite occasional moments of wanderlust, Debby spends most of her time writing inspirational romantic suspense for the Steeple Hill line.


David HunterDavid Hunter

David Hunter is a freelance writer and the author of 16 books. His latest book, "Tempest at the Sunshere," was recently released and is available at area bookstores and through


Fran StewartFran Stewart

Fran Stewart is the author of the Biscuit McKee mystery series, starring a small-town librarian and Marmalade, the orange and white library cat. In 2009, Fran hosted the internet radio show "Mystery Matters." Each Friday she interviewed a favorite mystery writer. Shows are archived on Fran's website. Her latest book (unrelated to the Biscuit McKee series) is set in the midwest in 1932. A SLAYING SONG TONIGHT features a news reporter who's interviewing a convicted murderer.


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