One of my Favorite Places – Basecamp Cafe in Pine Mountain Club

Thank you for your interest in me and my books. Writing crime fiction gives me great pleasure. Check out my Santa Monica series featuring Detective Dave Mason of the Santa Monica Police Department.

I  write a second series set in Sierra Mountain Village featuring Detective Dex Stafford of the Kern County Sheriff’s Department. The setting bears a resemblance to the colorful mountain village in California where I lived until recently. But, I assure you, only nice people live here and no one can remember the last murder, except in the pages of Payback. The second title in the series is called The Most Dangerous Species, winner of First Place in Fiction – Book category.

See my blog called A New Life in Another Country

Writing Your First Mystery: A step-by-step guide to constructing your first mystery by bestselling crime fiction author Mar Preston.


Writing Your First Mystery

This Month’s Give-Away

I’d love to present two free EBook copies of The Most Dangerous Species to readers who sign up for my mailing list this month. I can’t imagine a situation in which I’d give your email address to anyone else!

Recent Articles

  • Joy at Writing The End
  • Anyone who writes will appreciate the joy of getting to an end of a piece of work that hooks all the segments together, ties up all the loose ends, and arrives at the right place to stop.  Gasp! The long … READ MORE »

  • Who are you? Prove it!
  • That Canadian/American border has looked like Donald Trump’s Wall to me many times as I establish my new life in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. You think the border is seamless. We speak the same language: we look the same. Increasingly, I’m … READ MORE »

  • My New Life in Ottawa, Ontario
  • You don’t realize how time and energy-consuming it is to set up the basics of life, life as we know it in the 21st century. Life for me includes an Internet connection, smartphone, and TV. A bank, credit card, drivers … READ MORE »

  • Weekend in Quebec City
  • My new life in another country. Quebec City looms over the St. Lawrence River in the Province of Quebec. From the heights, you can see mile after mile of wooded downtowns and suburbs down below.   Decisive battles took place here … READ MORE »

  • Smart Women:  Bad Choices: A Weekend in Quebec City
  • My friend Judith Cassis and I took an excursion boat out into the mighty St. Lawrence Seaway connecting the inland provinces of Canada to the Atlantic Ocean. The currents in this deep and swift river make it one of the … READ MORE »