About L.D. Markham
- Born in Duluth, MN, L.D. moved with her family to Scottsdale, AZ when she was young, and is now considered a California native living in the greater Sacramento area. L.D. comes from a family of avid readers, and loves reading international spy novels, murder mysteries, police procedurals, True Crime, phycological Thrillers and Adventure thrillers. Writing essays in school was something she enjoyed. L D. even kept a file of story ideas over the years.
In 2013 L.D. and her husband and took a trip to Costa Rica. She had searched for a murder mystery novel that took place in Costa Rica and could not find one, so she decided to write one.
L.D. started writing Murder in Costa Rica the minute she returned home. As she was writing and following news from Costa Rica, She learned about the real murder of biologist and conservationist Jairo Mora Sandoval. She was convinced this was sign from the Universe to continue her story.
L.D. is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Northern California Publishers and Authors (NCPA), Sister's in Crime, and its local chapter Capitol Crimes. Her short story "Saving Coy" is published in the NCPA Anthology Birds of a Feather. Her short story "It Happened at the Agri turismo" is non-fiction and is published in the NCPA Anthology Destination the World. Murder in Costa Rica is a 2018 NCPA Book Awards winner.
A graduate of the University of Arizona, B.S. Business Administration, L.D. is employed with the State of California, Department of Justice, Attorney General's office. She facilitates desktop, professional development, business writing, and proofreading courses. She writes professional development and leadership curriculum. L.D. enjoys traveling through the United States and Europe, being near the Ocean and learning more about Ocean Conservation and its incredible creatures.
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