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 was released in September 2016.
As Ada Madison, she's published the Professor Sophie Knowles Mysteries, featuring college professor SOPHIE KNOWLES.
As Jean Flowers, Camille writes The Postmistress Mysteries. The third in the series, ADDRESSED TO KILL, was released in July 2017.

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.
Contact: camille@minichino.com

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REMEMBER WHEN?

Sometime toward the end of last century, in the late 1990’s, a new project got underway. It started, as many projects do, with a group of friends sitting around a table.
Someone, maybe our techie friend, MK, said “There’s this new thing. They’re called websites.”
“Oh, yeah,” said RR, my techie husband. “They’re pages on the Internet and companies advertise on them.”
“Or regular people just post stuff about themselves. We should do one,” MK said.
“We don’t have anything to put on it,” said RR.
(Silence while the techies thought about it.)
“Camille is writing some books, isn’t she?” MK said.
“Uh-huh.”
“Let’s do one about her,” MK said.
And www.minichino.com was born. Check out what it looked like back then. http://www.minichino.com/0829/index.html
Thanks to them, and especially to RR who has kept the site going for more than 20 years, I had one of the first “personal” websites out there in cyberspace. Now, of course, even newborns have websites, and definitely your cat does.
[MK and RR are still good friends who come up with projects like this on a regular basis.]

RECENT RELEASE

Camille has a story, “Civic Duty,” in this anthology of short crime fiction.

RECENT APPEARANCES

Camille attended ThrillerFest in NYC in July.

Camille on a panel discussing series and standalone novels.

A 42nd Street “garden;” and a frame from a video of Houdini’s Suspended Straightjacket Escape, on view at the New York Historical Society.

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April 26 - 29, 2018:
Camille attended the Edgar Awards Banquet in Manhattan, and the Malice Domestic Conference in Bethesda, MD.
At the Edgars, she presented the Robert L. Fish Award and the Edgar Award for Best Short Story.
At Malice Domestic, she was on a panel discussing small town sleuths.

Photos show: Camille at the Edgar banquet podium with Jeffrey Deaver, President of Mystery Writers of America;
on the panel at Malice; at the signing table; and her miniature auction item.

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Left Coast Crime in Reno, Nevada, March 23, 2018:
Gay Gayle (center) moderates a panel on crafts cozy mysteries.

Left: Camille at the signing table. Right: Camille's donation to the auction table,
benefitting a Reno shelter program. The miniature slot machines work -- no money
is exchanged, however.

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“Women of Mystery” event at Livermore, California Library on Saturday, March 10:
Camille, Ann Parker, Carole Price, Sophie Littlefield, and Janet Finsilver.
Back row: Paul Sevilla, Librarian, and Kirsten of Towne Center Books.

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“Murder Most Foul” panel at the San Leandro Library, January 18, 2018:
from the left, Mariella Krause, Ellen Kirschman, Terry Shames, Ann Parker, Camille Minichino

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