On my way to Left Coast Crime: Honolulu Havoc!

  1. I’m moderating a panel called The Gorgeous Outdoors: Rugged & dangerous, with Christine CarboMadeleine Harris-CallwayAnn Parker, and Dana Stabenow.  This is a hilarious choice on the part of the conference organizers as I am the least outdoorsy person ever, and am impressed by anyone voluntarily living north of the 34th parallel.
  2. I’ll be attending Writing About Hawaii: Surf’s up. A crime wave? Thursday at noon.  With Laurie HananLeslie KarstKatharine M. Nohr, and Mark Troy, and the inimitable Terry Ambrose moderating, this is a must-see. And also Hawaii’s Own Authors: Creating havoc in paradise (Saturday at 9:15) with Rebecca Cantrell, Dawn Casey, Lizbeth Hartz and Jane Lasswell Hoff, moderated by A.J. Llewellyn.
  3. I’m a panelist on Creating Characters Beyond an Author’s Culture with Hal GlatzerJesse KellermanMargaret C. Morse, and Joel Fox moderating.
  4. I’m bringing Mahina State University bags to give away!

Watch this space for updates!


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Spotlight: Michelangelo’s Ghost by Gigi Pandian

Can treasure-hunting historian Jaya Jones unmask a killer ghost?


A lost work of art linking India to the Italian Renaissance. A killer hiding behind a centuries-old ghost story. And a hidden treasure in Italy’s macabre sculpture garden known as the Park of Monsters…Filled with the unexpected twists, vivid historical details, and cross-cultural connections Pandian is known for, Michelangelo’sGhost is the most fast-paced and spellbinding Jaya Jones novel to date.

When Jaya’s old professor dies under eerie circumstances shortly after discovering manuscripts that point to a treasure in Italy’s Park of Monsters, Jaya and her brother pick up the trail. From San Francisco to the heart of Italy, Jaya is haunted by aghost story inexorably linked to the masterpieces of a long-dead artist and the deeds of a modern-day murderer. Untrustworthy colleagues, disappearing boyfriends, and old enemies—who can Jaya trust when the ghost wails?

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Books in the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery Series:

•FOOL’S GOLD (prequel novella in OTHER PEOPLE’S BAGGAGE)
ARTIFACT (#1)
PIRATE VISHNU (#2)
QUICKSAND (#3)
MICHELANGELO’S GHOST (#4)


About The Author

USA Today bestselling author Gigi Pandian spent her childhood being dragged around the world by her cultural anthropologist parents, and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She’s the author of the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt mystery series (Artifact, Pirate Vishnu, and Quicksand) and the Accidental Alchemist mysteries (The Accidental Alchemist and The Masquerading Magician).

Gigi’s debut mystery was awarded a Malice Domestic Grant, the follow-up won the Left Coast Crime Rose Award, and her short fiction has been short-listed for Agatha and Macavity awards. A breast cancer diagnosis in her thirties taught her two important life lessons: healing foods can taste amazing, and life’s too short to waste a single moment.

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