Mysterious Goings On

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episode 21: PC Smith on Writing Her Debut at Age 84

P.C. Smith was a well-known stained glass in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, for 15 years, creating custom pieces for celebrities and clients all around the world. Upon retirement, she took up her second love, writing, and has published poetry and short stories before writing her debut novel, The Shingle Weaver’s Picnic, at age 84. 

This startling and acclaimed debut transports us to a long-gone era and takes us intimately inside of a shocking story of a close-knit family touched by tragedy in the darkest days of the Second World War; and a young girl who must cope with the unthinkable when a child is murdered during her summer visit to her grandparents’ house. Join us for a spirited conversation!

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“The first thing that drew me to The Shingle Weaver’s Picnic is the cover, which portrays an idyllic childhood scene. The sense of childhood adventures, excitement, and curiosity exuded by the cover is excellently reflected in the narration and the characters…The narration flows exquisitely as the events unfold… The writing flows flawlessly, and I had a hard time putting the book down. Even the descriptions of food scenery, and everyday life are so enthralling that they kept me glued to the pages. I recommend this novel to readers who enjoy engrossing storylines and historical fiction set in the United States during World War II.”

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