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Janet Rudolph

JanetJanet Rudolph is the Editor of the Mystery Readers Journal and Creative Writer/Director at Murder on the Menu and TeamBuilding Unlimited. She blogs daily at Mystery Fanfare and Dying for Chocolate, facilitates a weekly mystery book group, hosts Literary Salons with crime writers, and has been a committee and Board member on numerous mystery conventions, including Bouchercon and Left Coast Crime. A long-time contributor to the mystery genre, she received her Ph.D. in religious mystery fiction. She lives in the Berkeley (CA) hills with her husband, two golden retrievers, and three cats who often appear on her Facebook Page along with a daily garden/rose photo (Behind My Garden Gate). She loves gardening, photography, reading …. and long walks on the Beach in Bodega Bay, birds notwithstanding. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, the International Association of Crime Writers, Sisters in Crime, and the American Crime Writers League.

Janet was Fan Guest of Honor at Malice Domestic 1991, Fan Guest of Honor at Left Coast Crime 2010 in Los Angeles, and will be the Fan Guest of Honor at Bouchercon 2020 in Sacramento.

Janet was awarded the Poirot Award by Malice Domestic in 2011, and the Ellery Queen Award by Mystery Writers of America in 2016.

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