Morgan St. James

Biography

Morgan has ten published books available in paperback and digital editions, 4 of which are also audio books, with more due for release.

A self-described workaholic, Morgan is an entertaining speaker, and frequently appears on author’s panels, meet the author events, at conferences as a workshop presenter and on radio and podcasts. She writes columns for the Las Vegas and Los Angeles editions of Examiner.com, is a Board member of Writers of Southern Nevada and a member of multiple writers groups. She publishes the bi-monthly eZine, "Writers' Tricks of the Trade." Links to the current issue may always be found on her website, www.morganstjames-author.com, or http://writerstricksofthetrade.blogspot.com

The first Silver Sisters Mystery, "A Corpse in the Soup" co-authored with her real sister Phyllice Bradner, was named Best Mystery Audio Book by USA Book News. "Terror in a Teapot" will be released in late 2014 and "Vanishing Act in Vegas" in early 2015. The 4th book in the series, "Diamonds in the Dumpster," is currently in work.

Although she greatly enjoys writing funny mysteries, three of her recent books deal with human trafficking and domestic abuse. "Betrayed" was inspired by true events that happened in the late 1950s, and poses the question: What would you do if you woke up in a strange bedroom bound and gagged? Visit http://betrayedthebook.wordpress.com to find out why Morgan had an obsession to write this book.

"La Bella Mafia," is the shocking true story as told to Morgan St. James and true crime author Dennis N. Griffin by Bella Capo who was the abused daughter of a crime boss, grew up to run after-hours clubs on Hollywood's famed Sunset Strip, became a white woman boss in the Crips and founded and now manages the online movement "La Bella Mafia" at Facebook. Visit http://labellamafiabook.wordpress.com for more information.

"Izzy and Me" is due for release in late 2014. Also written with true crime author Dennis N. Girffin, it is Gina Marion's true story of growing up in her father's world populated by celebrities and mobsters alike. He was Izzy Marion, "Hair Stylist to the Stars" in Las Vegas and also had well-known connections to the Mob. Izzy was many things--hair stylist, restaurateur, entertainer, TV personality and much more. He hobnobbed with some of the biggest names in show business and in the Mafia. To the public it seemed Gina had a life that would be the envy of most kids, but she also reveals Izzy's other life behind closed doors, and it isn't pretty.

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Books

Ripoff
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,130. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Who is ripping off the Federal prison system, and how? A funny crime caper with a diabolically clever scam. Three amateur sleuths lead the reader on a merry chase filled with twists, turns and backfires. Little did Kimberly, Cameron and Kate know that jobs as a Controller and manufacturer's reps for furniture manufactured in Federal prisons would have them knee deep in trouble.
8 Surefire Signs of a Jewish Mother
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,280. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A comical look at what it takes to be an official Jewish Mother and how to deal with one. A Jewish Mother doesn't have to be Jewish, a mother or even a woman!
Confessions of a Cougar
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,540. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
What would you do with three glorious weeks in England, all expenses paid? FROM ONE REVIEWER: A delightful romp by two women young in heart and sleek of body told with humor and just the right bit of sexual intrigue! Grab a Bass Ale and your favorite seat for a new look at women over 40 and the men who love them, while you enjoy the sights and sounds of England in the background.
Two Unforgettable Christmases
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This short story is Morgan St. James' reminiscence about two Christmases in her childhood that showed the power of love.
Women on the Edge
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,840. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Women on the Edge is an anthology of short stories by Morgan St. James about women who are facing something in their life: rekindled romances, retribution, transition, loss of a friend,a humorous funeral and an excerpt from the Silver Sisters Mystery, "Seven Deadly Samovars."