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Diane Vallere & Josh Hickman In Conversation

Diane Vallere & Josh Hickman

From mystery in outer space, to short glimpses into the realm of horror, join Mystery Galaxy as we host authors Diane Vallere and Josh Hickman.

After working for twenty years in the fashion industry for a high-luxury retailer, Diane felt like she needed to shake herself out of her well-worn routine. She quit her job, moved out to California, and joined the Sisters in Crime, an organization with fifty-one chapters world-wide that offers networking, advice, and support to mystery authors. Since then, Diane has gone on to write the Samantha Kidd, Madison Knight, Sylvia Stryker, Costume Shop, and Material Witness series of mystery novels. I’m Your Venus is part of Diane’s Sylvia Stryker series, a science-fiction mystery set in outer space. After space pirates destroyed her life, Sylvia only wants a fresh start. That’s why she becomes a uniform lieutenant on Moon Unit 6 as it makes its way toward the planet Venus. However, soon after the ship departs, a passenger is found dead. Sylvia sets aside her plans for a new start to investigate the murder, but as the planet Venus seemingly has an interesting effect on the already frisky passengers, things might just become too much for the amateur sleuth to handle.

Josh studied art and film at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas, and afterward went on to earn a degree in Radio/Television/Film at the University of Texas. He later found himself in Los Angeles, where he has worked as a writer, artist, filmmaker, and musician. His lifelong love of comedians is what inspired him to write his debut comic novel, Through Tick & Tinn: The True Story of the Greatest Unknown Comedy Team Ever Known. His follow up comic novel, Five Slices of Fear: A Connoisseur’s Hoagie of Horror, is a satire of the horror genre. As Polyester Press describes it, “five new terrifying tales of portentous pathos and sinister satire seasoned with shock and piled high as a funeral pyre.”

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Event date: 
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
5943 Balboa Ave
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92111
I'm Your Venus: Sylvia Stryker Space Case #2 Cover Image
$13.00
ISBN: 9781939197504
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Polyester Press - August 21st, 2018

Sylvia Stryker is taking space by storm--and the galaxy is gearing up for adventure as national bestselling author Diane Vallere blasts Sylvia's Moon Unit to Venus...

When Sylvia Stryker boards Moon Unit 6 as the uniform lieutenant, it's with an eye on the future. After space pirates destroyed her life, the trek to Venus provides a fresh start. But when the winner of the promotional contest designed to hype the trip is found dead outside the uniform ward, sleuthing takes top priority.

The amorous effect of Venus on the already frisky passengers threaten to compromise the investigation--not to mention the victim's secret relationship with Sylvia's boss. Forward thinking, back channels, and distractions on the side lead Sylvia on a pulse-pounding probe that exposes a murderer along with the surprising truth about her past.


Five Slices of Fear: A Connoisseur's Hoagie of Horror Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781939197474
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Polyester Press - August 28th, 2018

This single author collection is a send-up of classic horror stories. Five tales of rib-tickling terror with nods to the work of H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Bloch, Rod Serling and other horror greats.


Fly Me to the Moon: Sylvia Stryker Space Case Mystery #1 Cover Image
$13.52
ISBN: 9781939197542
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Polyester Press - August 7th, 2018

Lover Come Hack (Madison Night Mystery #6) Cover Image
$31.95
ISBN: 9781635114171
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Henery Press - October 30th, 2018

The Pajama Frame (Madison Night Mystery #5) Cover Image
$16.59
ISBN: 9781635113006
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Henery Press - November 28th, 2017

Through Tick & Tinn: The True Story of the Greatest Unknown Comedy Team Ever Known Cover Image
$15.55
ISBN: 9781939197368
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Polyester Press - December 19th, 2017

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