Saturday, March 22, 2008

Workshop by
CATHY ISEMAN, Master Gardener

  • Tips on how to redo your existing landscape

  • Learn how to maintain a yard that requires little water

  • Identify what types of drought resistant plants are readily available for purchase

Admission is free

Saturday, April 5, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon

at the Veteran's Building (second floor),

401 North Irwin Street

Hanford, CA 93230

For more information contact Gail Lucas at 582-0261 x104 or

Event sponsored by the Kings County Library and the Hanford Senior Center

Friday, March 07, 2008

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Hanford Branch, Kings County Library
Thursday night I gave a talk at the Kings County Library in Hanford.But let me begin with what happened the day before. I received a call from the librarian telling me that a TV station would like to interview me. I was to go to Fresno (an hour and 45 minute drive from where I live) to the TV station and be there by 6 a.m. It would be locked so I was to knock on the side door. The interview would be 6 minutes long. Did I go? No. If I'd gotten up in time to do that--around 3 a.m., by the time the library talk rolled around I'd have been incoherent. Sometimes I'm smart enough to realize my limitations, and this was one of those times.My daughter-in-law agreed to go with me and drive (I hate driving after dark in places I'm not familiar with). We used the Magellan to tell us where the library was, it did--one of the world's modern miracles--then we found a restaurant to eat dinner before my gig. It was a lovely Italian restaurant--but the prices were a bit high so we opted for appetizers. We ordered an antipasto plate (full of deli meats, olives, cheese,and peppers) and friend sweet potatoes. Yummee! We only drank our water and the bill was as large as any full dinner for two with beverages.The Hanford Library is lovely. They set up for my talk in the children's section. Right away I spotted a familiar face, Winnie Furrur from the Visalia Writers Group. Another woman from that group arrived too, making two people that I knew.The group was small, about fourteen. The librarian blamed it on families being gone because of spring break. They may have been small, but oh so attentive. I talked about my inspirations for writing mysteries.I've always loved reading them since I was a kid. It seemed natural to start writing them--and especially after living in a neighborhood filled with cops. We partied with them and I had coffee with the wives. Later on my youngest daughter married a police officer. I loved him dearly. He'd come for coffee after his shift and tell me stories about what he'd been up to all night. I also went on a ride-along with Mike.Sadly, Mike died in the line of duty. It's been a lot of years since then, his three sons are all grown now. Daughter remarried and now has a daughter who is a freshman in highschool.One of the reasons I write mysteries, is because the bad guy always gets it in the end--something that doesn't always happen in real life. The way the world is today, there's plenty of ideas for mysteries.My talk at the library went well. Seven books were purchased--not bad for a crowd that size.Daughter-in-law and I had a good time visiting. That's what I call a successful evening.Marilyn
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Join us for an enjoyable evening with...

Marilyn Meredith

Award Winning Author, Speaker, Writing Instructor, Workshop Leader

Marilyn will be discussing how she became an author and the inspiration for her books.


Thursday, March 20, 2008

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m


Hanford Branch Library

401 North Douty Street

Hanford, CA 93230

After the program:

  • Books available for purchase

  • Book signing by the author

  • Refreshments provided by Friends of the Library

Marilyn Meredith is an award winning author of mysteries, psychological and Christian horror. She is a popular speaker and instructor for writing conferences, mystery conventions and festivals, book fairs, and other similar venues, including the Maui Writers Retreat. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Public Safety Writers Association, California Writers Club and Mystery Writers of America.

Marilyn Meredith is the author of the Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series as well as the Rocky Bluff P.D. series. Visit her website at

Questions??? Please call Gail Lucas at 582-0261 ext. 104 or e-mail

Sponsored by Kings County Library and Friends of the Library