Morgan St. James
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Morgan St. James

Former interior designer Morgan St. James is now the author of 17 books. A frequent panelist, moderator and speaker, she has also been on radio and TV. Morgan lives in Las Vegas with her trusty rescue dog Dylan, and is on the board of Writers of Southern Nevada.

When she first participated on panels or gave workshops, she was always asked if she had a book about writing. She didn't have one, but had written over 600 published articles about the craft and business of writing. Using the most popular topics, she wrote WRITERS' TRICKS OF THE TRADE, an easy, fun-to-read guide for writers and authors at all stages of their careers, available in Kindle, eBook and paperback. She also publishes the Writers Tricks of the Trade quarterly online magazine, which can be found at http://bit.ly/allWTTissues.

Her career started with the first book in the award-winning Silver Sisters Mysteries series, A CORPSE IN THE SOUP. This series written with her real life sister Phyllice Bradner, also includes TERROR IN A TEAPOT, VANISHING ACT IN VEGAS and DIAMONDS IN THE DUMPSTER with a new one in plotting stages. It features a team of identical twins--Goldie, an over-the-hill flower child who owns an antique shop in Juneau, Alaska and her fashionista twin Godiva, a wealthy syndicated advice columnist who lives on an estate in Beverly Hills, California. Their elderly mother and uncle, former vaudeville magicians, are the sidekicks who love to dress in disguise and go undercover. They don't have to look for trouble--it finds them. The sisters love writing this series together, but most important, it has brought them together as best friends as well as co-authors and sisters. Fun, fast moving, filled with twists, turns and laughs.

The REVENGE IS FUN series, features light mysteries with a twist of getting revenge. They include GETTING EVEN,RIPOFF, PAYBACK and BUMPING OFF FAT VINNY. The protagonists in BUMPING OFF FAT VINNY, a funny fictional crime caper co-authored with true crime writer Dennis N. Griffin, are all out for revenge but Vinny seems to have 9 lives. RIPOFF, features a plot to embezzle millions from the Federal government that would have worked but for three savvy women. Co-authored with Caroline Rowe, it was inspired by some actual incidents when they both worked for the same government contractor. Who knew manufacturing in Federal prisons is close to a billion dollar a year business? GETTING EVEN is the novella prequel to RIPOFF. In PAYBACK the ladies are back again. Is it possible a seemingly unrelated murder and drug money laundering scheme are actually pieces of a bigger puzzle?

Multiple award-winning INCEST, MURDER AND A MIRACLE: The True Story Behind the Cheryl Pierson Murder-For-Hire Headlines, has received worldwide attention. Cheryl and Rob Cuccio have appeared on multiple TV shows and in People magazine. The book is currently under option by a major TV movie production company. NO MORE CRYING ANGELS (Oct. 2017 release): Bella Capo's true story of surviving abuse and BETRAYED, fiction inspired by actual events of kidnapping and rape that happened in Chicago in the late 1950s, are also a departure from the funny mysteries Morgan loves to write. Through writing these books, Morgan became an advocate for abuse awareness and prevention.

Her first single author anthology, The MAFIA FUNERAL and Other Short Stories was released in paperback and Kindle in February 2012. Morgan was editor and a contributor to her mother Rosetta Schwartz's delightful memoir, CAN WE COME IN AND LAUGH, TOO?, released in May 2012. Her short stories appear in many anthologies, including three in Chicken Soup for the Soul books.

Morgan loves to tell stories, and many situations or characters are inspired by her personal experiences. She has been fortunate to travel extensively, meet people in all walks of life and has had career experience in many fields. Writing has been her passion since the late 1990s.

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    • Chicken Soup for the Soul - Celebrating People Who Make a Difference

    • The Headlines You'll Never Read
    • By: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen
    • Narrated by: Gwen Hughes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Celebrating People Who Make a Difference reveals a side of humanity we rarely see heralded on the evening news....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Mafia Funeral and Other Short Stories

    • By: Morgan St. James
    • Narrated by: Denise van Venrooy
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    When Susan attends the funeral of a young friend whose father was in the Mob, what happens at the church is like a scene from a funny movie complete with an irate priest and five shocked Jewish pallbearers....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really great short stories

    • By K. April Holgate on 07-06-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Terror in a Teapot

    • Silver Sisters, Book 2
    • By: Morgan St. James, Phyllice Bradner
    • Narrated by: Andrea Bates
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    When Goldie finally receives a lost shipment of antique Russian tea urns, she realizes they are not the ones she ordered. The samovars sell quickly, but murder and mayhem follow the new owners....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • listen to preview first!

    • By Karen on 06-26-10

    Regular price: $20.29

    • The Corpse in the Soup

    • Silver Sisters Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Morgan St. James, Phyllice Bradner
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Brush
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    When Godiva winds up in the hospital after being poisoned on a TV cooking show, her twin sister Goldie hops on an Alaska Airlines plane and rushes to her side....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really enjoyable and funny

    • By KadySiga on 01-07-16

    Regular price: $20.29

    • Bumping Off Fat Vinny: Revenge Is Sweet

    • By: Dennis N. Griffin, Morgan St. James
    • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Bumping Off Fat Vinny is a lighthearted look at the attempts of authors to do away with a scoundrel who seemingly has more lives than a cat....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sometimes you just need to funny book

    • By Matt on 10-07-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Vanishing Act In Vegas

    • Silver Sisters, 3
    • By: Morgan St. James, Phyllice Bradner
    • Narrated by: Andrea Bates
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After Godiva's son Torch buys a condo in Las Vegas, his grandmother Flossie and great uncle Sterling decide to pay him a visit....

    Regular price: $6.99

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