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The first THREE books in the Sylvia Avery Mystery Series (Bottom Feeders, Starfish, and Crab Bait) which all take place in SW Washington, are available here NOW!
But… I admit it! I’m technologically challenged, and since my tech guru (and best friend) died, I’m having trouble figuring out how to fix a glitch in the online ordering process. If you have trouble entering a credit card number, please do this instead:
To order my three mystery books (Bottom Feeders, Starfish, and Crab Bait) all set on the Long Beach Peninsula, please send $55 to: Jan Bono, P.O. Box 278, Long Beach, WA 98631. Include your PRINTED name, mailing address, and email, please. Books are mailed out PROMPTLY!
If you want just one book in the series, or any of the other offerings, send the price of the book plus $4 for shipping and I’ll take care of it right away!
Thank you, and sorry for the inconvenience!
If you need to contact me with any questions, please find my facebook page: JanBonoBooks and we can figure things out together!
You can still read the individual “book blurbs” on the “Books” page on the menu bar.
UPDATE July, 2018: Getting the third book out in my series was bittersweet—my tech guru, traveling companion, and very best friend ever, died shortly after book two was written. He was instrumental in motivating me to begin this mystery series, and in setting up this site, and I truly wondered if I’d even be able to write again after his death. I will forever owe him a debt of gratitude in believing in me and constantly encouraging me to put my stories on paper.
MY WRITING HISTORY: After concluding a 30-year stint as a classroom teacher, I “left the institution” in 2006, and am now charging full-throttle into my second career, and love: Writing!
I’ve had stories published in Guidepost, Woman’s World, Byline and Star, to name a few. I wrote a humorous personal experience newspaper column for over 10 years, gleaning 11 state awards. My first book, “Through My Looking Glass, The View from the Beach,” is a collection of those WNPA award-winning columns.
“Just Joshin’, A Year in the Life of a Not-so-ordinary 4th Grade Kid,” is a lighthearted collection of 63 classroom anecdotes. Deciding to self-publish “Just Joshin’,” I created my own company, Sandridge Publications, in 2009. In 2011, I published a holiday collection of 47 stories and the scripts from three one act plays entitled “It’s Christmas!”
One-act plays caught my attention in 2008, and I wrote the first and second place winners for the Willapa Players’ contest in Raymond, Washington that year. To date, I have 12 one-act plays and a dinner theater play that have all “seen the boards.”
I’m now a frequent contributor the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series, and 37 stories in the past 9 years have been pubished, which puts me in the TOP FIVE CONTRIBUTORS, WORLD WIDE!!
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE:
I teach writing to adults who’ve always wanted to write, and I’m available to do a variety of hands-on workshops and/or speaking engagements for any size group. I LOVE doing speaking gigs!
October through December, I attend many holiday bazaars and craft fairs. Please check my EVENTS page for specific details on where you can find me IN PERSON!!
Thanks for checking out my site!