TOP 100 AMAZON AUTHOR! CROSS THE STORMY ATLANTIC on a raucous and deadly awards cruise, as Hollywood film writers and world class authors race against time and death. In isolated international waters, fear grips the eccentric, competitive, and jealous group-from best selling heavyweights to amateur hangers-on. As bodies amass on the British five-star Queen Anne, an unlikely band of frantic mystery writers unite to stop the killings. Igring the dangers, amateur sleuth and aspiring velist Veronica Kennicott leads their desperate battle against the drunken ship doctor's corporate cover-up. [First in Series HOLLYWOOD PLAYS FOR KEEPS ] PAPERBACK AT COST
TOP 100 AMAZON BEST SELLER'S RANK After a life time of writing poetry, books, nonfiction, and legal documents, it was author Ray Bradbury's friendship and encouragement that finally inspired Dale E. Manolakas to pursue writing as a career. He taught her that the characters wrote the book--she didn't. Raised just outside Los Angeles by a surgeon father and a homemaker-author mother, Dale E. Manolakas had always aspired to an acting career, but also had to make a living. Dale E. Manolakas earned her B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles, and M.A., M.S., Ph.D. and J.D. degrees from the University of Southern California. She is a member of the California Bar, had the privilege of clerking for The Honorable Arthur L. Alarcon at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, was a litigator in two major Los Angeles law firms, and a senior appellate attorney at the California Court of Appeals, as well as an Administrative Law Judge. Before that she was a teacher, primarily at the high school, adult school, and university levels, and holds a public administrative services credential. In addition, she has pursued her passion for acting, primarily on the stage, but also in film and television. She is a member of both Actors' Equity and SAG-AFTRA. She also has raised three very independent daughters and lives with her husband, a retired attorney, in an otherwise animal-free environment in California.