Sherrill Joseph tells us about the Botanic Hill Detectives Mysteries
Joseph will be forever inspired by her beautiful students in the San Diego
public schools where she taught for thirty-five years before retiring and
becoming a published author.
Pre-pandemic, I enjoyed playing tennis, working out and taking yoga, going to movies, and walking on the beach and lunching with friends. Now, I mostly stay home and read, watch old movies, putz around the house and garden, and snuggle or walk my adorable poodle-bichon rescue Jimmy Lambchop. I try to work out with weights in a nearby park with some neighbors while socially distancing. I actually like the alone time. What writer doesn't?
What type of research do you do for your books?
Research tends to involve reading books or articles I find and taking notes. Sometimes, I interview experts such as a snake venom evolutionist
I had a series of wonderful English teachers throughout school and into college. Two who stand out were my English professors at San Diego State University: the late Harold Kahler, Ph.D, who was an Edgar Allan Poe fan, and the late Elizabeth Chater, who was also a SCI-FI, romance published author.
NUTMEG STREET: EGYPTIAN SECRETS
World-famous Egyptologist Dr. Winston Thornsley died suddenly two months ago in disgrace. His widow, Ida Thornsley, remains convinced her husband was falsely accused of stealing an ancient burial urn he discovered in Egypt last summer, but local and federal law enforcement officers are stumped.
In 1945, Isabela de Cordoba’s great-grandfather, the famous silent movie actor Lorenzo de Cordoba, mysteriously hid a legendary, multimillion-dollar emerald somewhere on the family’s sprawling Eucalyptus Street estate. Seventy years later, the gem remains concealed. Nicknamed the “Green Curse,” the emerald is blamed for the Southern California familia’s numerous, untimely deaths.