About Meera Lester

Meera Lester
DIRECTOR and EDITOR
Meera Lester has worked in the writing, publishing, and film industries for over 25 years. In 1983, she and her partner launched the Northern California-based organization Writers Connection. Meera planned and oversaw the writing and publishing seminar programs. She also served as executive editor of Writers Connection’s publications. She directed dozens of conferences each year that featured editors, agents, and successful authors.
 
Magazines she’s edited include, High Technology Careers, Future Outlook, Diversity Magazine, and Paul Masson Summer Concert Series.
 
SELLING TO HOLLYWOOD
Meera planned and recruited speakers for Selling to Hollywood, a conference she launched in Los Angeles in the 1990s with support from friends in the film industry. For that work, she received letters of commendation for her contributions to the film industry by California Senator Dianne Feinstein and also from the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors. She sold that conference to the American Screenwriters Association.
 
NONFICTION BOOKS
Meera has written for numerous publishers, including Rockport Publishers, Fair Winds Press, Kensington Publishing, F&W Publications, and Adams Media. My Pocket Meditations and Rituals for Life are her newest titles from Adams Media/Simon & Schuster.  Some of her books include, The Everything Law of Attraction, The Secret Power of You, The Everything Mary Magdalene, The Marriage Devotional, and 365 Ways to Live Happy. Kensington Publishing released her first novel in the Henny Penny Farmette mystery series in 2015. The titles are A Beeline to Murder, Murder of a Queen Bee, and A Hive of Homicides.
 
 
 
PHOTO ABOVE: Meera Lester on Corelli’s Beach in the island of Kefalonia, Greece; Photo by Katerina Lorenzatos Makris
 
 
 
PRESENT
She and husband Carlos Carvajal, Dominican-born architect and designer, are renovating a 1947 cottage east of the San Francisco Bay on the Henny Penny Farmette.
 
 
 
MYSTERIES
Meera based her Henny Penny Farmette series of cozy mysteries from Kensington Publishing on her daily farmette life on the real Henny Penny Farmette. All books are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble,Walmart, and other online as well as traditional bookstores everywhere.
 
 
A Beeline to Murder, pub. Oct.  2015. See, http://tinyurl.com/hxy3s8q
The Murder of a Queen Bee, pub. Sept. 2016. See, http://tinyurl.com/h4kou4g
Hive of Homicides, pub. Sept. 2017. See, http://tinyurl.com/ya5vhhpm
 
Enjoy the July 2017 issue of True Confessions magazine and check out the Lemon Sorbet recipe from A HIVE OF HOMICIDES.
 
Check out “10 Great Sacred Destinations” based on Meera’s travels, in USA Today’s Travel Section, Dec. 23, 2011.For more about the Henny Penny Farmette, see: http://www.hennypennyfarmette.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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