Besides being an author, Debra has been a judge, which made for interesting conversation today. Goldstein’s debut novel, Maze in Blue, received a 2012 Independent Book Publisher Award and was reissued in May 2014 by Harlequin Worldwide Mysteries. She serves on national and local boards including Sisters in Crime, Alabama Writers Conclave, YWCA of Central Alabama and the Alys Stephens Center and is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Forum and Zonta. Goldstein lives in Birmingham, AL, with her husband. Her website is: debrahgoldstein home
Author Jaden Terrell was surfing the Internet in search of ideas for her third crime novel when she came across this sentence: “There are more slaves in the world today than at any other time in human history” and further researched human trafficking for her third book in her private detective series featuring PI Jared McKean. Jaden Terrell is a Shamus Award finalist. The former special education teacher is a Magnolia Award recipient for service to the Southeastern Chapter of
Mystery Writers of America and is also the Executive Director of the Killer Nashville Thriller, Mystery, and Crime Literature Conference. She teaches writing workshops. Beth Jaden Terrell’s website is: http://www.jadenterrell.com/
All in all, this was a fun time. The two authors signed books, talked to friends and we all packed our well-loved local Nashville bookstore, Parnassus Books.