Talk of Our Towns, July 29 2020

Host Donna Quinn interviews Long Beach Peninsula author, Jan Bono.  Jan will be unveiling “Oyster Spat,” her 5th Sylvia Avery Cozy Mystery at a book signing on Friday, July 31st  from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center, 21603 O Lane, Ocean Park, WA. All five of Jan’s books, all set on the Long Beach Peninsula, will be available. 

Bono’s stories have been featured in 41 “Chicken Soup” books, making her one of the series’ TOP FIVE CONTRIBUTORS, WORLD WIDE.  Her ten years writing an op-ed newspaper column garnered 11 Washington Newspaper Publisher Awards (WNPA). She has written 5 humorous, personal experience short story collections; two poetry chapbooks; a collection of short romances; a book about her 252-pound weight-loss journey; nine one-act plays as well as a dinner theater play. She also has been published in numerous magazines, including “Guiding Post,” “Star” and “Woman’s World.”  Winner of multiple regional writing competitions, Bono was the grand prize winner in the 2012 Coast Weekend serial mystery chapter contest. That experience inspired her to write her mystery series she describes as being like “Murder, She Wrote” –with a lot more humor.