Monday, April 16, 2012

Special Guest. Marilyn Meredith

I've had the pleasure of knowing Marilyn for many years. I enjoy all of her books, but her Rocky Bluff P.D. series has a special place in my heart.

Spring and New Beginnings

My good friend and fellow author, Barbara Hodges, came up with this topic. I had to think a bit about what I would write that would fit into my blog tour for my latest book in the Rocky Bluff P.D. crime series, No Bells.

April and spring are synonymous, and this April blog tour is promoting the new beginning for No Bells. No Bells is a new beginning for Officer Gordon Butler, as this particular book features Gordon.

When I first started writing this latest book about the RBPD, I knew that I wanted to feature Gordon in this particular book. Though a gung-ho police officer, the calls he gets aren’t always what they seem to be, often a bit on the weird side, not as exciting as he’d like, and he’s often thought of as a bit on the bumbling side by his fellow officers.

His romantic life has not been what he’d like either, but things are looking up for him in this latest book, when he meets Benay Weiss. Using the official blurb:

Officer Gordon Butler has finally found the love he’s been seeking for a long time, but there’s one big problem, she’s the major suspect in a murder case.

You can see all is not going to go smoothly for Gordon.

Gordon has managed to accumulate many fans along the way. I’m not sure if they feel sorry for him, relate to him in some odd way since we all have events in our lives that haven’t gone the way we hoped, or just are hoping that things will get better for him.

One of the reviews I received for Angel Lost, the book right before this one, pretty much explains what the Rocky Bluff P.D. series is all about.

“Angel Lost is the seventh in F. M. Meredith’s Rocky Bluff Police Department series, and fans of this series will be delighted to learn that it delivers everything we have come to expect in these books – characters that feel like neighbors and a handful and a half of subplots all neatly woven together. Detective Doug Milligan is set to marry Officer Stacey Wilbur. . . These books are a sort of cross between The Waltons and Hill Street Blues, and I hope there are many more to come.” J. Mike Orenduff, author of The Pot Thief mysteries


F.M. Meredith, also known as Marilyn Meredith, is the author of over thirty published novels—and a few that will never see print. Her latest in the Rocky Bluff P.D. crime series, from Oak Tree Press, is No Bells. Rocky Bluff P.D. is a fictional beach community between Ventura and Santa Barbara and F. M. once lived in a similar beach area.

F. M. (Marilyn) is a member of EPIC, Four chapters of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and serves as the program chair for the Public Safety Writers of America’s writing conference. She’s been an instructor at many writing conferences.



CONTEST: The person who comments on the most blogs on my tour will win three books in the Rocky Bluff P.D. series: No Sanctuary, An Axe to Grind, and Angel Lost. Be sure and leave your email too, so I can contact you.


  1. Thank you so much for hosting me today, Barbara. I am looking forward to seeing you again, I think it will be in Nipomo at the craft fair.

  2. Good morning ladies. Marilyn you took topic and created interesting link to NO BELLS. Jake

  3. Barbara thanks for hosting Marilyn! Another good post! Please enter me in your contest at scrapgirl1467 (at) yahoo (dot) com.


  4. Hi, Jake and Maureen, so glad you both managed to make it here.

  5. Marilyn, I always look forward to seeing yuo and Hap. Luckily I won't have to wait until September. I'll see you in July at the conference.

  6. I like a quirky police officer. He sounds interesting. I am very interested in reading this series Marilyn.

    Please enter me in your draw:

  7. H'mmm, Barbara, my last comment didn't show up. Yes, you'll see me in July and then August in Nipomo. I heard they aren't having the Central Coast book Festival.

    Oh, Gordon is different, Janet.


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