Author Sandy Semerad has been a journalist, newspaper reporter, broadcast news director, columnist and editor, similar to her Mardi Gravestone protagonist, Lilah Sanderford.
Before earning her degree in journalism from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Semerad modeled for Atlanta Models and Talent and volunteered for political campaigns -- U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, President Jimmy Carter, and Congressman Elliott Levitas. (Her ex-husband was Georgia’s Insurance Commissioner.)
Semerad now works for a national publishing company helping to promote chambers of commerce. She is also a makeup artist for film companies. Mardi Gravestone is her first mystery novel. Her second mystery is set in Dolphin, Florida, a fictitious town, similar to Destin, where she and husband Larry -- a former New Orleans musician, live.
Home page of Sandy Semerad: http://www.sandysemerad.com
edited by Lorraine Stephens
genre: Romantic Mystery
A journalist and her daughter, visiting New Orleans during Mardi Gras, are drawn into a series of murders involving the President.
Book Reviewed: "Marvelous job...diverse and credible people...magical evocation of New Orleans...would nominate for Best First Mystery.." Jeremiah Healy, award-winning author.
"Highly recommended as a truly fun read, one that any mystery lover will enjoy. The settings will delight your inner eye and remind you of the lost civilization of the old south. This very talented author, Sandy Semerad, offers us something original and fun. Happy reading." Rachel Auton, Murder and Mayhem Book Club
"Read this great new book called Mardi Gravestone, by Sandy Semerad. The book is about local New Orleans people with a slightly erotic context, a teasing mystery, a passionate musician, most of you know one, right, and a definite read..." Thaddeus Frick, Editor of New Orleans Bands.com
"MARDI GRAVESTONE is a wonderful story filled with intrigue, romance and a hint of
paranormal..." Reviewed by Tina Burns for Road to Romance