Meredith Lee

Meredith Lee will sign and discuss Digging Up The Dead (39 Stars; $16.99).

Meredith Lee owes her half-East Coast, half-southern soul to Texas-based writers Dixie Lee Evatt and Sue Meredith Cleveland. They are often asked how they write as a team, so they answered the question in their article, COMPUTER KEYS FOR FOUR HANDS: TEAMING UP TO WRITE. Find it in the June newsletter of the Heart of Texas Chapter of Sisters in Crime. https: //sinc-heartoftexas.com

Dixie Lee Evatt, Writer and Word-Wrangler A former political writer for the Austin American-Statesman, Dixie later taught writing at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University. While there she published a book, along with colleagues, on the communication practices of small organizations, Thinking Big. Staying Small. When she teamed up with Sue Cleveland to write fiction, they sold a screenplay treatment to a Hollywood producer. Although the movie was never made, they used the seed money to found ThirtyNineStars, their publishing company. They also produced a second screenplay based on the life of a Waco schoolteacher who was imprisoned in World War I because of his German heritage and his work with early radio broadcasting. That screenplay, Wireless, was a finalist for the Chesterfield Writer's Film Project in 2003.


Sue Meredith Cleveland, Author and Artist Sue is an award-winning artist who has worked in multiple media including oil, watercolor, and fiber. Her earliest publications include articles advocating childbirth education and humanizing hospital care. Shrouded, a mystery Sue collaborated on with Dixie Evatt, was a finalist in the 2017 Writers' League of Texas Manuscript Contest. One Slip Over the Line, Sue's work-in-progress Young Adult novel, was a 2015 finalist in the Cynthia Leitich Smith Writing Mentor Award. Sue's essays, literary memoir pieces, and short stories have been featured in award-winning literary journals, magazines, and blogs. Wireless, a screenplay she collaborated on with Dixie Evatt, was a semi-finalist for the 2003 Chesterfield Writer's Film Project. Sue has written two pre-published Middle Grade novels: A Shadow Over Silver and Blue Water Over Dark Secrets.

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Event date: 

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 4:30pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
Digging Up the Dead: A Crispin Leads Mystery Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780999223321
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: 39 Stars - October 15th, 2018

After an explosive fight with her father, Crispin Leads, a talented young scholar who studies burial rituals, flees to London from an archeological dig in the Egyptian desert. There she stumbles across evidence that the fabled Curse of King Tut's Tomb was actually an elaborate ruse to cover up ancient thefts. To dig up the truth, she returns to the burial grounds in the Valley of the Kings.


Shrouded: A Crispin Leads Mystery Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780692887608
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: 39 Stars - August 16th, 2017

Insecure American graduate student Crispin Leads has come to the Vatican to study burial rituals and catch up with her oldest friend, Sister Lew, historian for the Shroud of Turin. Within hours of Crispin's arrival she witnesses a murder and is drawn into an investigation of multiple homicides. When Lew disappears, Crispin is accused of being involved.