Los Angeles native JERI WESTERSON is the author of twelve Crispin Guest Medieval Noir novels, a series nominated for 13 national awards from the Agatha to the Shamus. Her first in the series, Veil of Lies was named Editor’s Choice by the Historical Novel Society Review, her third The Demon’s Parchment received a coveted starred review by Library Journal, and her sixth, Shadow of the Alchemist, was named Best of 2013 by Suspense Magazine. Also in 2013, her fifth novel Blood Lance was named one of the Ten Hot Crime Novels for Colder Days by Kirkus Reviews.
Booke of the Hidden, Jeri’s debut urban fantasy series released in 2017, Romantic Times Magazine gave it Five Stars and called it “…A flawless tale of adventure, mystery and saucy romance. The page reverberates with passion, and absolutely no wrong can come from vivid characters and a hero to die for.” It finaled for the Seal of Excellence from RT Reviews. Her second, DEADLY RISING was released in 2018, her third, SHADOWS IN THE MIST was released in May 2019, and the final book, THE DARKEST GATEWAY, was released October 2019.
Her debut historical fantasy/steampunk novel, THE DAEMON DEVICE–in her Enchanter Chronicles trilogy–released October 2019 as well.
Jeri was featured on two local NPR shows, ‘My Awesome Empire”, “Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez”, and “KVCR-Arts”. She has served two terms as president of the Southern California Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, as vice president for the Los Angeles Chapter of Sisters in Crime, and twice president of the Orange County Chapter of Sisters in Crime. She frequently guest lectures on medieval history at local colleges and museums, and lives in southern California with her home-brewing husband, a complacent desert tortoise, and a polite gray kitty.
I’m a librarian! Or at least a library steward, because I have a Little Free Library outside my house chock full of books to lend to the community. It’s got children’s books, romances, mysteries–all sorts of things. People leave a book and take a book. Happy reading, everyone. You can find out more about Little Free Libraries here.