Jeanne Matthews, our moderator, was born and raised in Georgia, but currently lives in Renton, Washington. She has worked as a copywriter, a high school English and Drama teacher, and a paralegal. Her book Bones of Contention, published by Poisoned Pen Press, takes place in Northern Australia. www.jeannematthews.com
Sara Sue Hoklotubbe is a Cherokee tribal citizen who grew up on the banks of Lake Eucha in northeastern Oklahoma and uses that location as the setting for her mystery novels. Her first book, Deception on All Accounts, was published by The University of Arizona Press. Her second, The American Café, is due out in April. www.hoklotubbe.com
We were assigned a great time slot for our panel—mid-morning on Saturday, so we should get a good crowd. Our discussion will center on how we chose to write about such far-flung places. I look forward to it and will tell about it next week, with pictures. Wish us luck!