"Mystery readers should prepare for something different in The Friday Edition: Samantha Church is not a regular investigator, but the sister of a D.A. who becomes a Christmas Eve suicide statistic. Sam knows this can't be the whole truth and embarks on her own investigation, only to uncover a quagmire of danger when information links her sister to a drug smuggling case.
Sam isn't the good citizen her sister was. She's an alcoholic: a problem that has cost her a job, her daughter, and her marriage. How can she assume a greater role in solving the puzzle surrounding her sister's death? There's only one solution: quit the sauce.
Sam seems able to handle almost everything, but when her daughter is threatened she is forced to turn to the only one she trusts who has experience in dangerous arenas; her ex.
Sam finds herself up against far more than her sister's murderer. A host of unpredictable twists and turns in The Friday Edition will keep readers guessing and involved right up to the satisfying conclusion." D. Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer MBR
"Ferrendelli's debut novel will leave many readers hoping for more from this vulnerable, highly sympathetic heroine, Samantha Church." Kirkus Indie Review, named one of the best books of 2013
About the Author
I began my journalism career in 1989 working for The Raton Range, a small newspaper in northern New Mexico. During my three-year stay, I earned more than a dozen writing awards, including the Guy Radar Award, which then recognized best medical reporting in the state. I won the award for chronicling a man's battle with breast cancer.
I returned to Denver in 1992, to work for a group of community weekly newspapers covering the west side. I worked in the Mile High City until 1997, when I landed a job with a newspaper in Washington State. I moved to Bainbridge Island, where I lived and worked for two newspapers until 2004. I returned to the Southwest in 2004 as managing editor for the Rio Rancho Observer, covering Rio Rancho, the third largest city in New Mexico. I worked for The Observer and lived in Albuquerque through September 2007. I earned more than a dozen writing award while leading the editorial team at The Observer, including a "Public Service" award from the New Mexico Press Association. The series of articles highlighted the poor post office situation in Rio Rancho. The International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors (ISWNE) also recognized me in 2005 and 2006 for excellence in editorial writing.
I returned to Denver in 2007 to work for the same community weekly newspapers covering Denver's west side--this time as editor. I left those papers in 2008. In addition to being a Kindle Author, I currently write for the O&P EDGE magazine, a niche healthcare publication in Northglenn, Colorado.