LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK PARTY: Mother Lode with author Carol Sheldon
Set in the Upper Peninsula in Michigan in a small copper mining town, Mother Lode is Carol Sheldon’s break-out mystery novel. Mother Lode is focused around the investigation by Sheriff Foster on the death of a local woman in the early 1900s whose own son is locked up as a suspect. His findings are surprising and strange, and will glue your eyes to the pages of this book!
“Carol Sheldon is a master storyteller. The historic details, the film noir atmosphere, and the gradual revelations of each of the characters and their motivations are superb. From the first foreboding moment to the startling conclusion, this is a true page turner. I could not put it down!”
—Vicki Weiland, Book Doctor and Board Member, Bay Area Independent Publishers Association
The highlights of Carol Sheldon’s writing career have been for the stage. Two of her plays, Sandcastles, and Lifelines were chosen for professional productions. Several other works have enjoyed community productions in Michigan and California. She’s also been honored as a finalist many times- The Zoo Keeper in the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Lemonade or Dinnerin Actors Theatre of Louisville’s, Minnesota’s National Playwrights Lab, and Marquette’s National Panowski Playwriting Award. She’s twice won the Michigan Playwriting Contest, and once the award from PART. (Performing Arts Repertory Theatre) in New York City.
Sheldon has published two books of poetry. She’s taught, or is currently teaching Poetry, the Novel, and Memoir in her home, her church, Osher’s Lifelong Learning Institute and for the Marin Writers’ Center. Her poems are in Robert Bly’s Great Mother Conference Anthology, Hot Flashes: sexy little stories & poems and Marin Poetry Anthology. Carol also enjoys directing and acting, believing her experience on stage has informed her writing.
Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s and Masters Degree from the University of Michigan, where she majored in creative writing and education. In NYC she studied under Corrine Jacker (writing for TV) and Gene Frankle (writing for stage.) She taught in Ann Arbor, Michigan for many years. She is currently living in the Bay Area of California.
Is it murder? Is there some darker secret lurking in this small mining town? Come and find out!