Camille Minichino
Camille received her Ph.D. in physics from Fordham University, New York City. She is currently on the faculty of Golden Gate University, San Francisco and teaches writing throughout the Bay Area. Camille is Past President and a member of NorCal Mystery Writers of America, NorCal Sisters in Crime, and the California Writers Club.
Camille has published over 20 novels and many short stories and nonfiction articles.
As Camille Minichino, she's published Periodic Table Mysteries, featuring retired physicist GLORIA LAMERINO
As Margaret Grace, she writes the Miniature Mysteries, featuring miniaturist GERALDINE PORTER and her 11-year-old granddaughter, Maddie. The 9th in the series, MATRIMONY IN MINIATURE is due in September 2016.
As Ada Madison, she's published the Professor Sophie Knowles Mysteries, featuring college professor SOPHIE KNOWLES.
As Jean Flowers, Camille has launched a new series, The Postmistress Mysteries. The first, DEATH TAKES PRIORITY, debuted in 2015. The second, CANCELLED BY MURDER, was released in September 2016.

A stand-alone, KILLER IN THE CLOISTER, is available on Kindle and CreateSpace.
The nonfiction book, HOW TO LIVE WITH AN ENGINEER, is available on Kindle and Createspace.



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Friday, October 21, 11:30 AM to 2 PM
Huntington Beach Library
Huntington Beach, CA


Camille hangs out with miniaturists at the Good Sam Show in San Jose, October 8.


Photos from book launch at Towne Center Books on September 22: Camille Minichino and Ann Parker.
Pictured are 1) Ann (seated) and Camille signing books; 2) Sue Stephenson (black jacket), who interviewed us; 3) friends and fans meeting and greeting.

Saturday, September 17: Camille joined the 40th anniversary
celebration at Shellie's Mania miniatures store in San Carlos, CA.


Camille on Panel at Thriller Fest, in NYC, July 2016.

Camille with panel members and moderator Boyd Morrison (far left) discuss science in thrillers.

Camille joined dozens of other Castro Valley authors at the second
annual Book Fair, Saturday, May 21, at the Castro Valley Library.
See if you can spot the bullet casing in her jewelry.


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  • Camille facilitates a MYSTERY READING GROUP, the first Tuesday of the month, at the CASTRO VALLEY, CA library, 6:30 to 8 PM. Click here for a schedule of readings.

  • Camille and Ann Parker facilitate a MYSTERY READING GROUP, the third Tuesday of the month, at 7 PM at Towne Center Bookstore in Pleasanton, CA. Click here for a schedule of readings.


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