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Tuolumne County native Brandi Lynn Ryder has authored a well received novel and will return to her hometown for a meet-n-greet this Saturday from 1 to 3 PM at Mountain Bookshop in Sonora.

Ryder was Thursday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

While growing up in Mi-Wuk Village, Ryder began writing at an early age, completing her first story at four and writing a novel at the age of nine: a mystery à la the Hardy Boys, called Treasure under the Nile (typed on her mother’s Smith-Corona and bound in cardboard and construction paper).

“In Malice, Quite Close” is Ryder’s first published novel. Copies of her book will be available for purchase and Ryder will personally autograph it at the meet-n-greet. This book was a finalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

Her adult writing is influenced by her many passions: art, philosophy, travel, literature, classic movies and all things European. She graduated from Summerville High School and then eventually as summa cum laude from San Jose State University, with Honors in English, and now lives in the heart of Napa Valley (Yountville) where she draws inspiration from the stunning landscape, gourmet cuisine, the local beverage and her beloved cat, Murphy.

She is currently working on a loose sequel.

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The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am.

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