About L.D. Markham
- Born in Duluth, MN, I moved with my family to Scottsdale, AZ when I was young, and am now almost a California native living in the Sacramento area. I come from a family of avid readers, love reading international spy novels, murder mysteries, police procedurals, and adventure thrillers. Writing essays in school was something I enjoyed. I even kept a file of story ideas over the years.
In 2013 my husband and I took a serendipitous trip to Costa Rica. I was looking for a murder mystery that took place in Costa Rica and could not find one, so I decided to write one.
I started writing Murder in Costa Rica the minute I returned home. As I was writing, I was following news from Costa Rica and learned about the real murder of biologist and conservationist Jairo Mora Sandoval. I took that as a sign to finish my story.
I am a member of writing groups Mystery Writers of America, Northern California Publishers and Authors (NCPA), Sister's in Crime, and it's local chapter Capitol Crimes. My short story "Saving Coy" is published in the NCPA Anthology Birds of a Feather. Murder in Costa Rica is a recent NCPA 2018 Book Awards winner.
A graduate of the University of Arizona, B.S. Business Administration, I'm employed with the State of California, Department of Justice, Attorney General's office where I teach desktop, professional development, business writing, and proofreading classes, as well as contribute to the internal Justice Journal newsletter.
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