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Lida Sideris

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Like her heroine, Corrie Locke, Lida Sideris worked as an entertainment attorney for a film studio, except without the homicides. Lida was one of two national winners of the Helen McCloy Mystery Writers of America Scholarship Award for her first book in the Southern CA Mystery series. She resides in the northern tip of Southern California with her family, their rescue shepherds and a flock of uppity chickens.

AUTHOR AUTOBIOGRAPHY:
I was seeking an escape hatch from my day job; a way to lighten things up. The hatch eluded me, until I carved one out using words and altered scenes from my former life as an entertainment attorney. I used the movie industry and SoCal as the backdrop of my novels and inserted a strong, fearless heroine,
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Lida Sideris I don't regard not being able to write as blockage, but more of a writer's rebellion. Sometimes I just don't want to write. I'll sit behind my compute…moreI don't regard not being able to write as blockage, but more of a writer's rebellion. Sometimes I just don't want to write. I'll sit behind my computer and think, "now's the time to declutter" or "what kind of sale is going on at Bloomingdales?" So I'll do other things, until that need to tell the story overpowers all other impulses or wants. Everything else becomes trivial. (less)
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"Wow! Just finished reading, Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters, by Lida Sideris. What a ride. I love, Corrie Locke. She is a character that is so believable. I would enjoy having her as a best friend. The other quirky characters in Lida's book are " Read more of this review »
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"Lida Sidaris has a great storyline and a fun and unusual character: a lawyer we like! Corrie Locke is one of a kind, trying NOT to investigate a murder. Great fun and I hope we have more of Corrie to look forward to."
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