Saralyn Richard


Galveston Author Saralyn Richard


Genre: Children’s Picture Book, Mystery, Police Procedural

Author Bio: Saralyn Richard is the award-winning author of the Detective Parrott Mystery Series, Murder in the One Percent and A Palette for Love and Murder; and two standalone mysteries, A Murder of Principal, and Bad Blood Sisters. She’s also written the children’s book, Naughty Nana, and she’s been

a contributing author to the Bacopa Literary Review and the upcoming anthology of short stories from Encircle Publications. She served as chief editor of Burn Survivors’ Journey.

When not reading, writing, cooking, or gardening, Saralyn teaches creative writing and literature at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She’s a big supporter of the arts, local businesses, public libraries, and historic theaters. She lives in Texas with her husband, her person-in-a-dog-suit sheepdog Nana, and her Bichon Archie.

Link to trailer:  A Murder of Principal – 

Link to trailer: Murder in the One Percent – 

Awards include: 

Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Readers’ Choice Award 2021

Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Readers’ Choice Award 2019

First Place in Speak Up Radio’s Firebird Awards for Mysteries 2021

Second Place in Readers’ Favorite Award for Mysteries 2020

Finalist for Silver Falchion Best Investigator 2021

Finalist for Silver Falchion Best Police Procedural 2019


Topics for discussion:  The urban high school as a microcosm of society, writing fiction from one’s personal experience, writing about diverse settings, teaching creative writing to teenagers and to senior citizens. America’s wealthiest one percent, Brandywine Valley, PTSD, writing a detective series, women who write mysteries, the locked room mystery.

Writing for the young audience, collaboration between author and illustrator, the components of a children’s picture book, literacy, higher level questions, personification of animals.

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