Authors In Conversation - Mary Ann Miller & Carl Vonderau



Come join us and meet local author Mary Ann Miller in conversation with Carl Vonderau as we celebrate the launch of their thriller books, Bones Under the Ice and Saving Myles.

This event is free for all to attend, but RSVPs are encouraged. You can let us know you're coming by registering for one of our two ticket options.

1) General Admission (GA) - Free - Includes entry into the event. Book is NOT included. THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF FREE TICKETS.

2) General Admission (GA) - Book Bundle - Each Book Bundle ticket includes entry into the event, a hardcover copy of Bones Under the Ice or Saving Myles at 20% off. You can select your book upon entrance of the event. off.

All copies of Bones Under the Ice and Saving Myles to be signed at the event need to be purchased through Writer's Block Bookstore.

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- Bones Under the Ice

- Saving Myles


Jhonni Laurent is the first female sheriff of Field’s Crossing, Indiana—and now she has her first murder case

Two days after a blizzard hits Field’s Crossing, Indiana, Sheriff Jhonni Laurent discovers the frozen body of a high school senior under a fifteen-foot pile of snow and ice. Murder is rare in farm country, and this death marks the beginning of Jhonni’s first homicide case.

Just as the investigation gets underway, Jhonni’s opponent for sheriff from four years ago wages a bitter reelection battle to oust her. Then, Jhonni finds another body, and further complications arise when a century-old feud between two families reaches its breaking point.

Soon, a slew of newspaper articles causes the Indiana State Election Board to doubt her credibility. Jhonni must fight to maintain her reputation, keep the small farming community together, and find the murderer at large—all while demons from her own past threaten to crush her. Can she find the killer and mend her battered spirit before it’s too late?

Perfect for fans of J. A. Jance and C. J. Box


Mary Ann Miller has been a bookworm from the moment she learned how to read. An Illinois native, she moved south to Winter Garden, Florida, with her husband, Mike, to escape the snow and start a new chapter as a mystery writer. Bones Under the Ice is her debut novel and the first book in the Jhonni Laurent Mystery Series.


When the FBI can’t help, an unassuming banker takes matters into his own hands to bring his son home

Wade, a respected banker in La Jolla, CA, and his estranged wife, Fiona, make the unbearable decision to send their teenage son, Myles, away to an expensive treatment center after a streak of harmful behavior. After a year of treatment, Myles comes home, seemingly rehabilitated. But soon, he sneaks off to Tijuana to buy drugs—and is kidnapped.

When the ransom call comes, Fiona is frantic and accepts help from Andre, the Quebecois whose charity Fiona runs. Wade is wary of Andre’s reputation and the bank he owns, but seeing no other way to secure a kidnap negotiator or the ransom, he swallows his doubts to get his son home.

In order to get the ransom money, Wade makes a deal with Andre—he’ll work for Andre’s bank in exchange for the cash. But as Wade races to rescue Myles before his kidnappers lose their patience, he realizes he’s wrapped up in more crime than just a kidnapping—he’s now indebted to a cartel.

Perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and Lisa Scottoline


Carl Vonderau is a former banker and anti-money laundering specialist turned crime fiction writer. A graduate of Stanford University, Carl has lived and worked in Latin America, Canada, and North Africa. His debut thriller, Murderabilia, won the Best Debut Mystery award from Left Coast Crime and the San Diego Book award for Best Mystery. Carl lives in San Diego with his wife. Saving Myles is his latest novel.

Event date: 
Monday, October 9, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
316 N. Park Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
Bones Under the Ice (A Jhonni Laurent Mystery #1) By Mary Ann Miller Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608095377
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: Oceanview Publishing - March 21st, 2023

Saving Myles By Carl Vonderau Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608095582
Availability: Available for Immediate Order
Published: Oceanview Publishing - August 15th, 2023

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