From The Author

Hey Readers! If you are looking for some excitement and mystery, with a little adventure, you have come to the right place! 'The Mystery of M' Series is targeted toward teen to young adults who enjoy a good mystery/adventure. Be sure to click on "Comment" and leave me a note with your thoughts. Enjoy the site!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Jake's Thoughts after The Mystery of Melody


It’s Jake again. So, our most recent mystery, the Mystery of Melody, was definitely an interesting one don’t you think? If you haven’t heard the details yet, please check it out and let us know. Were we quick at solving it or did your detective skills have it solved before us. We’d love to hear your comments and feedback. Chyli and i are now looking forward to what might come next in our mystery solving adventures. In the meantime, Chyli and i have started creating a recipe page, so check that out for recipes that have shown up during our mysteries so far. Kind of a fun thing. If you have any favorite recipes, feel free to share them. We might use them when solving one of our mysteries in the future.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Interview: Natalie Glessen


Let’s imagine for a minute we as readers get to walk onto the set of the next mystery. We are heading to the set now, join us and see what happens.
Interviewer: I am here on the set of Shari Brown’s next mystery, The Mystery of Melody. Welcome, everyone! The title for this mystery has been kept under wraps for a while now, so to get even the title is awesome! Now, let’s see if we can find an actor with a few minutes to talk with us. (Pause) Hello, you are a new actor to play in these mysteries, why don’t you introduce yourself.
Natalie: My name is Natalie Glessen.
I: Welcome!
N: Thank you very much. It is great to have an opportunity to say hi to the fans. Hi Everyone!
I: Tell us a little more about your character.
N: Well, not much is known about Natalie. She is the cousin of Mary Glessen who the audience met in an earlier mystery, but the girls are quite different from each other. Though they look quite a bit alike, Mary is a quiet girl while Natalie has a more bubbly personality and is very outgoing.
I: What details were given to you for the first scene on the college campus, how did you prepare for your role?
N: Well, I’ve never been on a college campus before, so I actually visited a local college and walked through the process to see what it was like the first day of school.
I: Are you like the outgoing person you play in this mystery?
N: For me I am only outgoing in certain situations, but I definitely feel that Natalie and I have a lot the same personalities.
I: How is it to work with Chyli Anders?
N: Chyli is very personable and we became fast friends. She is fun to work with!
I: Some people are asking if you play both Mary and Natalie. What do you want to say to them?
N: Though it would be fun to play both parts, I did not play Mary Glessen in the other mystery.
I: Do you think your character will come back in a later mystery?
N: Here’s hoping (laugh/smile). I haven’t been here very long, but I already feel part of the family.
I: Thank you for your time, Natalie.
N: Thank you.
I: (Turns back toward the audience) Make sure you catch up on the first 4 mysteries before the next one is released. Till next time!

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Blog Entry - by Jake Hammil

HI THERE, JAKE HERE. CHYLI, OUR FRIENDS, AND I ARE KNEE DEEP IN ANOTHER MYSTERY. YOU'LL SOON HEAR ALL THE DETAILS. WE DON'T HAVE A NAME FOR IT YET, SO TBD ON THAT. NOW, NOT TO GIVE TOO MUCH AWAY ON THIS MYSTERY, BUT I WOULD NOT BE MUCH HELP ON THIS ONE ALL BY MYSELF. SEE, THIS MYSTERY LEANS MORE TOWARD CHYLI'S STRENGTHS. SHE HAS DEFINITELY BEEN A HELP ON THE PAST MYSTERIES, BUT ON THIS ONE, HER BACKGROUND IS INVALUABLE. SO FAR WE HAVE STAYED SOMEWHAT LOCAL, THOUGH WE HAVE MET QUITE A FEW INTERESTING CHARACTERS. MORE LATER! SEE YA!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

November 11, 2017

Coming soon, I will reveal the title, the cover, and a short summary of my next book. Keep checking back for details!

Friday, November 3, 2017

November 3, 2017

I have been working at the same company for over 12 years. This month they did a post on their blog about me. Check it out: http://frontsteps.com/shari-brown/

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

July 26, 2017


Hi Readers! What do you like to think about? Okay, I know it’s a loaded question, but think about it for a minute. Do you think about sports and the latest score of your favorite team? What about the person in the car beside you in traffic? Why do they look like they would like to be anywhere but in traffic? Are they just experiencing a rough day or did something happen to a family member and they just want to get there to help?
One of the things I enjoy is making up stories for what fraction of action I see happening around me. Like tonight, there was a helicopter that landed in a field and there were ambulances with lights flashing. What was happening? Why was life flight called when we were only a few miles from the hospital? Maybe there was a snake bite and the anti-venom was in the helicopter. Maybe the emergency needed to be transported to a hospital further away? These are the scenes that happen around us in the real world that can help write exciting scenes in our novels.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

January 29, 2017


Check out the Local Author Exhibit at the San Diego Public Library! For the whole month of February, Local Authors from around the area have their books on display for immediate checkout. Enjoy!

Friday, December 30, 2016

December 30 2016


Chyli, Jake, Cyndy, Joe and all their friends are working on another mystery together. Get ready for the fifth installment of The Mystery of M Series, coming in 2017!
Chyli and Jake first met a year ago in January when they worked together to figure out The Mystery of Medicine. The next task challenged their underwater talent in The Mystery of Millions. Then Chyli launched into another mystery taking her and her friends out of state in The Mystery of Multiples.
Chyli and Jake know they could not have solved these mysteries alone, especially their most recent installment, The Mystery of Mechanics. A vehicle to fix-up and a haunting mystery to solve. This new case tested the friends’ definition of mystery and adventure as the Halloween festival drew nearer.
If you’ve fallen behind on reading, get caught up quickly! The new mystery will be coming out soon!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

November 26, 2016

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I stand by my suggestion to always have a notebook in case you think of something for your book you want to write down. I recently decided to add some more “meat” to the story I am currently working on, so I went back through my summary sheet for each chapter and saw where I could add more. My notebook was very handy for this. Keep writing!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

October 19, 2016

The Mystery of M series continues! I enjoyed 3 hours of working on my next story on Saturday. It was so great! I got lots done and enjoyed it a lot!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Short Story Finished - June 14th, 2016

The printed copy of my short story is finished and it looks amazing! Check it out: http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/7141383-the-unexpected-thanksgiving-blessing

Friday, June 3, 2016

June 3, 2016


Welcome Readers!
I wanted to give you a shout out about the RB Alive Street Fair this weekend in Rancho Bernardo, CA! Sunday, June 5th from 10 am – 4 pm I will be selling my four novels in the Local Author section (by the Classic Cars exhibit). On sale will be The Mystery of Medicine, The Mystery of Millions, The Mystery of Multiples, and The Mystery of Mechanics. My short story, The Unexpected Thanksgiving Blessing is not yet available in printed form, but is available on Kindle and iTunes bookstore for electronic purchase.
I look forward to seeing you come by and say hi!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

March 19, 2016

One reader commented: "The rock climbing chapter was pretty exciting." ~ The Mystery of Millions

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Meet the Authors at La Jolla Public Library!

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Please join up to 28 local authors at the La Jolla / Riford Branch Public Library where they will be discussing and displaying the latest books available for readers of all ages. The event will be located in the library's Community Room. In the afternoon guest speakers Penny Sansevieri, Terry Ambrose, and Jennifer Coburn will be discussing topics about writing and getting published.

Our authors will have books for all ages (mystery, romance, children, adventure, suspense---you name it!).

Many of our authors are award-winning, and books will be available for sale and signed autographs.

Event Date: Saturday March 26, 2016
Event Time: 10AM - 5PM
Event Place: La Jolla/Riford Branch Public Library
7555 Draper Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 552-1657

Please share the word with family, friends, and any avid readers you know. I personally will be displaying my books from 10am - 2pm. I look forward to seeing you there.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Trivia #1: October 4th, 2015


Mystery of M Trivia #1: Which character has played a part in each book so far, but his/her physical description is not mentioned? Leave a comment!