The P.I. Who Found Christmas

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About the author

Don Weston

I am the author of the Billie Bly Mystery series, a collection of four short books and four regular books featuring P.I. Billie Bly, a hard boiled ex-cop eased out of the Portland Police Bureau for what she terms unnecessary roughness.

I recently moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico after living in Portland, Oregon most of my life. After retirement, my wife persuaded me it was time for an adventure and she packed me up with all of our belongings and spirited me away to New Mexico.

If I make it sound like I had no choice, although a bit reluctant at first, I love New Mexico. My characters and books will begin making the transition as well. There are many exotic and interesting locales here to stimulate my plot ideas.

My Billie Bly P.I. series has been centered in Portland, most likely known as of late as the location for TV shows Stumptown, Portlandia, Grimm, and Leverage.

My new home in Albuquerque is known tor talented authors such as mystery icon, Tony Hillerman, and the fan-favorite T.V. show, Breaking Bad.  Recently I visited Madrid, New Mexico, and the Diner where Wild Hogs was filmed. It now sells motorcycle memorabilia and Wild Hogs movie-related  items instead of food.

There is an old writing idiom which suggests you should write what you know so I will continue to utilize my diverse set of work experiences in my new location. I graduated from Idaho State University with a degree in Journalism and worked as news and sports reporter on several newspapers, including The Oregonian, The Gresham Outlook, and The Idaho Statesman. I've also been a Realtor and the head of a 6,000-member union representing health care and janitorial workers.

I like to spend time with my family and grandchildren and do some fishing when I'm not writing.