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. I submit short stories to mystery magazines and have started work on a novel series set in Scottsdale. Murder in Costa Rica recently received the NCPA Cover Design Award for 2018.
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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