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.
She worked as editor for several magazines: 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.
Meera has written nearly two dozen nonfiction books for publishers, including Rockport Publishers, Fair Winds Press, and Adams Media/F&W Publications. She has also done ghost writing and created works for hire. A few of her nonfiction titles include: The Everything Law of Attraction, The Secret Power of You, Sacred Travels, The Everything Gnostic Gospels, The Everything Mary Magdalene, The Marriage Devotional, 365 Ways to Live Happy,and many others.
PHOTO ABOVE: Meera Lester on Corelli’s Beach in Kefalonia, Greece; Photo by Katerina Lorenzatos Makris
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.
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, due out Sept. 2017
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