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Gigi Pandian
Gigi Pandian is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Adult
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Gigi Pandian
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Gigi Pandian is a USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning mystery author, breast cancer survivor, and accidental almost-vegan. The child of cultural anthropologists from New Mexico and the southern tip of India, she spent her childhood traveling around the world on their research trips, and now lives outside San Francisco with her husband and a gargoyle who watches over the garden. She writes the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt mysteries, Accidental Alchemist mysteries, and locked-room mystery short stories. Her debut novel, ARTIFACT, was awarded a Malice Domestic Grant, kicking off this fun ride. Her style? Think Indiana Jones meets Agatha Christie. She’s represented by Jill Marsal at the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. Gigi’s ninth novel, THE ALCHEMIST’S ILLUSION, is coming from Midnight Ink in January 2019.

Favorite Books

The Amelia Peabody and Vicky Bliss mysteries by Elizabeth Peters
The Ghost Hunter mysteries by Victoria Laurie
The Veronica Speedwell series by Deanna Raybourn
The Jessica Blackwood thrillers by Andrew Mayne
The Charlotte Holmes novels by Brittany Cavallaro

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