About Author

ML Hamilton

ML Hamilton
BIOGRAPHY

ML Hamilton has been teaching high school English and journalism in Central California for the last 24 years. Teaching students to appreciate literature has made her career rewarding; however, she always dreamed of publishing her own novel.

That dream came true. Her first novel, Emerald, was published by Wild Wolf Publishing in 2010. The sequel to Emerald,

In addition to teaching and writing, she has three sons, two dogs, and two cats. And sometimes a stray rabbit living under her deck.

ML Hamilton Books

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Mermaids in the Pacific (Peyton Brooks, FBI Book 2)
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Mermaids in the Pacific (Peyton Brooks, FBI Book 2)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Aug 17, 2014Series: Peyton Brooks, FBICrime Fiction Mysteries
October (The Year of Discovery)
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October (The Year of Discovery)by M.L. HamiltonWomen's Fiction
August (The Year of Discovery Book 8)
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August (The Year of Discovery Book 8)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Aug 07, 2019Women's Fiction
September (The Year of Discovery Book 9)
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September (The Year of Discovery Book 9)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Sep 07, 2019Women's Fiction
April (The Year of Discovery Book 4)
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April (The Year of Discovery Book 4)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Apr 01, 2019Series: The Year of DiscoveryWomen's Fiction
March (The Year of Discovery Book 3)
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March (The Year of Discovery Book 3)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Feb 24, 2019Series: The Year of DiscoveryWomen's Fiction
May (The Year of Discovery Book 5)
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May (The Year of Discovery Book 5)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: May 03, 2019Women's Fiction
June (The Year of Discovery Book 6)
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June (The Year of Discovery Book 6)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Jun 02, 2019Women's Fiction
July (The Year of Discovery Book 7)
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July (The Year of Discovery Book 7)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Jun 28, 2019Women's Fiction
November (The Year of Discovery Book 11)
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November (The Year of Discovery Book 11)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Nov 12, 2019Women's Fiction
December (The Year of Discovery Book 12)
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December (The Year of Discovery Book 12)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Dec 13, 2019Women's Fiction
The Watchers of Eldon (World of Samar Book 7)
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The Watchers of Eldon (World of Samar Book 7)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: May 14, 2015Fantasy
February (The Year of Discovery Book 2)
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February (The Year of Discovery Book 2)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Jan 29, 2019Series: The Year of DiscoveryWomen's Fiction
January (The Year of Discovery Book 1)
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January (The Year of Discovery Book 1)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Dec 27, 2018Series: The Year of DiscoveryWomen's Fiction
Americano (A Zion Sawyer Cozy Mystery Book 5)
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Americano (A Zion Sawyer Cozy Mystery Book 5)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Feb 14, 2019Series: Zion Sawyer Cozy MysteriesCrime Fiction
Serenity
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Serenityby M.L. HamiltonPublish: Nov 06, 2016Women's Fiction
Murder on Treasure Island (Peyton Brooks' Series Book 7)
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Murder on Treasure Island (Peyton Brooks' Series Book 7)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Jan 13, 2014Series: Peyton Brooks MysteriesCrime Fiction
Menehune in Kauai (Peyton Brooks, FBI Book 7)
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Menehune in Kauai (Peyton Brooks, FBI Book 7)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Aug 09, 2018Series: Peyton Brooks, FBICrime Fiction
The Heirs of Eldon (World of Samar Book 2)
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The Heirs of Eldon (World of Samar Book 2)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Feb 27, 2015Series: The World of SamarFantasy
The Star of Eldon (World of Samar Book 3)
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The Star of Eldon (World of Samar Book 3)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Feb 28, 2015Series: The World of SamarFantasy
The Spirit of Eldon (World of Samar Book 4)
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The Spirit of Eldon (World of Samar Book 4)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Mar 02, 2015Series: The World of SamarFantasy
The Sanctuary of Eldon (World of Samar Book 5)
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The Sanctuary of Eldon (World of Samar Book 5)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Mar 11, 2015Series: The World of SamarFantasy
The Scions of Eldon (World of Samar Book 6)
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The Scions of Eldon (World of Samar Book 6)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Apr 02, 2015Series: The World of SamarFantasy
The Followers of Eldon (World of Samar Book 8)
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The Followers of Eldon (World of Samar Book 8)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Sep 06, 2015Series: The World of SamarFantasy
The Apostles of Eldon (World of Samar Book 9)
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The Apostles of Eldon (World of Samar Book 9)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: May 22, 2016Series: The World of SamarFantasy
The Fugitive of Eldon (World of Samar Book 11)
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The Fugitive of Eldon (World of Samar Book 11)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Oct 09, 2017Series: The World of SamarFantasy
The INFJ Author: How to Embrace Your Unique Strengths and Succeed as an INFJ Writer in an Extrovert’s World
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Emerald: The Talisman of Eldon (World of Samar Book 1)
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Emerald: The Talisman of Eldon (World of Samar Book 1)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Apr 12, 2010Series: The World of SamarFantasy
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#1 Best SellerThe Peyton Brooks' Mysteries Box Setby M.L. HamiltonPublish: Mar 09, 2017Series: Peyton Brooks MysteriesCrime Fiction
Momentary As A Sound (An Avery Nolan Adventure Book 4)
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Momentary As A Sound (An Avery Nolan Adventure Book 4)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Jan 23, 2016Series: The Avery Nolan AdventuresFantasy
Ravensong
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Ravensongby M.L. HamiltonPublish: Jul 08, 2011Mysteries
The Avery Nolan Adventure Box Set
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The Avery Nolan Adventure Box Setby M.L. HamiltonPublish: Mar 10, 2017Series: The Avery Nolan AdventuresFantasy
Swift As A Shadow (An Avery Nolan Adventure Book 1)
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Swift As A Shadow (An Avery Nolan Adventure Book 1)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Apr 20, 2014Series: The Avery Nolan AdventuresFantasy
Short As Any Dream (An Avery Nolan Adventure Book 2)
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Short As Any Dream (An Avery Nolan Adventure Book 2)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Oct 12, 2014Series: The Avery Nolan AdventuresFantasy
Haunts in Bodie (Peyton Brooks, FBI Book 6)
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Haunts in Bodie (Peyton Brooks, FBI Book 6)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Aug 20, 2017Series: Peyton Brooks, FBICrime Fiction
Jaguar
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Jaguarby M.L. HamiltonPublish: May 18, 2017Literary Fiction
Brief As Lightning (An Avery Nolan Adventure Book 3)
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Brief As Lightning (An Avery Nolan Adventure Book 3)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Jul 04, 2015Series: The Avery Nolan AdventuresFantasy
The Peyton Brooks, FBI Box Set: Volume One: Books 1-5
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The Peyton Brooks, FBI Box Set: Volume One: Books 1-5by M.L. HamiltonPublish: May 27, 2018Series: Peyton Brooks, FBICrime Fiction
Werewolves in London (Peyton Brooks, FBI Book 3)
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Werewolves in London (Peyton Brooks, FBI Book 3)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Jan 08, 2015Series: Peyton Brooks, FBICrime Fiction
The Moon Thief (The Moonlight Trilogy Book 1)
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The Moon Thief (The Moonlight Trilogy Book 1)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Apr 11, 2018Series: The Moonlight TrilogyFantasy
Murder in the Presidio (Peyton Brooks' Series Book 6)
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Murder in the Presidio (Peyton Brooks' Series Book 6)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Nov 08, 2013Series: Peyton Brooks Mysteries
Murder in Chinatown (Peyton Brooks' Series Book 5)
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Murder in Chinatown (Peyton Brooks' Series Book 5)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Jul 18, 2013Series: Peyton Brooks MysteriesCrime Fiction
Murder on Russian Hill (Peyton Brooks' Series Book 3)
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Murder on Russian Hill (Peyton Brooks' Series Book 3)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Dec 17, 2012Series: Peyton Brooks MysteriesCrime Fiction
Caffe Macchiato (A Zion Sawyer Cozy Mystery Book 4)
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Caffe Macchiato (A Zion Sawyer Cozy Mystery Book 4)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Dec 23, 2017Series: Zion Sawyer Cozy MysteriesCrime Fiction
Murder on Alcatraz (Peyton Brooks' Series Book 4)
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Murder on Alcatraz (Peyton Brooks' Series Book 4)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Mar 07, 2013Series: Peyton Brooks MysteriesCrime Fiction
Murder in the Tenderloin (Peyton Brooks' Series Book 2)
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Murder in the Tenderloin (Peyton Brooks' Series Book 2)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Jul 31, 2012Series: Peyton Brooks MysteriesCrime Fiction
Vampires in Hollywood (Peyton Brooks, FBI Book 4)
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Vampires in Hollywood (Peyton Brooks, FBI Book 4)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Oct 13, 2015Series: Peyton Brooks, FBICrime Fiction
Mayan Gods in the Yucatan (Peyton Brooks, FBI Book 5)
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Mayan Gods in the Yucatan (Peyton Brooks, FBI Book 5)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Jul 02, 2016Series: Peyton Brooks, FBICrime Fiction
Espresso (A Zion Sawyer Cozy Mystery Book 3)
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Espresso (A Zion Sawyer Cozy Mystery Book 3)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Oct 29, 2017Series: Zion Sawyer Cozy MysteriesCrime Fiction
Zombies in the Delta (Peyton Brooks, FBI Book 1)
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Zombies in the Delta (Peyton Brooks, FBI Book 1)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: May 17, 2014Series: Peyton Brooks, FBICrime Fiction
Murder in the Painted Lady (A Peyton Brooks' Mystery Book 0)
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Murder in the Painted Lady (A Peyton Brooks' Mystery Book 0)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Jan 08, 2017Series: Peyton Brooks MysteriesCrime Fiction
Cappuccino (A Zion Sawyer Cozy Mystery Book 1)
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Cappuccino (A Zion Sawyer Cozy Mystery Book 1)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Apr 05, 2016Series: Zion Sawyer Cozy MysteriesMysteries
Murder on Potrero Hill (Peyton Brooks' Series Book 1)
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Murder on Potrero Hill (Peyton Brooks' Series Book 1)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Nov 24, 2013Series: Peyton Brooks MysteriesCrime Fiction
Cafe Au Lait (A Zion Sawyer Cozy Mystery Book 2)
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Cafe Au Lait (A Zion Sawyer Cozy Mystery Book 2)by M.L. HamiltonPublish: Apr 04, 2017Series: Zion Sawyer Cozy MysteriesMysteries

ML Hamilton interview On 28, Sep 2018

"Growing up on the west coast, being from the Bay Area has influenced every part of the author's life. ML Hamilton always wanted to be a writer but her other dream was to be a marine biologist. She was 43 when her first book was published. She is a Kindle kind of person. For her, students have been the best thing about teaching high school English and journalism. Currently working full time as a teacher, the author hopes to have the writing business be her primary focus."
Allow us a little peek into your life and tell us a little about your childhood and some of your dreams as a child.

I grew up on the west coast, just outside of San Francisco. Being from the Bay Area has influenced every part of my life. San Francisco will always be home to me and informs so much of how I view the world. I always wanted to be a writer. I won a writing contest in elementary school and that gave me my first glimpse of the power behind words. My other dream was to be a marine biologist. I wanted to work with dolphins. A part of me will always regret not pursuing that career path.

When exactly did you know that you wanted to be a writer? How old were you when you finally made this dream into a reality?

I knew from elementary school that I wanted to be a writer. I started my first book in high school and worked on that through college and beyond. Writing has always been a part of my life. I was 43 when my first book was published. To be fair, I hadn’t really taken my writing seriously until New Years of 2010. That’s when I decided to do something about my writing.

What started the idea for "Emerald"? Do you feel any changes in your writing style since the release of your first novel? If yes, what are they?

I read Hamlet as a senior in high school and I was fascinated by the reluctant hero trope. I wanted to write a book with a reluctant hero myself. There has been a dramatic change in my writing. For one, I am now predominately a mystery author. I love doing research and I enjoy writing modern dialogue.

Among Elena Harris and Breanna Perry, who would you like to meet in person? Why?

This is such a wonderfully strange questions. Elena Harris is a character in my book, Ravensong, about a drug-addicted rock star. Breanna Perry is the heroine in my latest series the Moonlight Trilogy, who discovers she had strange powers after a car accident. These two people would never meet. I suppose I’d like to meet Breanna. She’s snarky and funny, and generally, I think she’d be a lot more interesting.

Who was the inspiration behind the character Kai in "The Talisman of Eldon "? What do you think you would have done in a situation where you were thrown from your comfortable life and plunged into a conflict?

Hamlet is the inspiration for the character of Kai. He doesn’t want to be a hero. He has no interest in saving the world, and yet, he has no choice. I don’t know what I would have done. I hope I would have reacted with a little more leadership than Kai did, but I’m not sure. We never know how we’ll react if we are faced with a situation beyond our control.

Which is your favorite book to write in all your books so far? How did you come up with its ending?

Whatever book I’m currently writing is my favorite. They all have important things to me about them. I’m not sure how I come up with my endings, but I know that I never start writing until I know how it’s going to end.

What made you decide to write and publish "The Star of Eldon"? Are the events described in the book in any way inspired by real life?

The Star of Eldon is a continuation of the World of Samar series. No, the book is an epic fantasy, so nothing in it is inspired by real events. It’s all about escape.

What has been the best thing about teaching high school English and journalism? How do you think teaching students to appreciate literature has helped you to write your own novels?

Students are the best thing about teaching. If they aren’t the reason a teacher goes into teaching, she chose the wrong career. I have my students in mind when I write. I think about the things they’re interested in or things that they maybe should be aware of and protect themselves against.

Is there any particular character from your books that you loved writing about? If yes, tell us more about him/her.

So many characters are fun to write. I love the relationships between the characters, the friendships and love. Peyton Brooks, however, is probably my alter ego. I think I’m a lot like Peyton and she has been a part of my life for so many years now.

Which book took the longest to write and why?

Emerald. I started writing it in high school and it didn’t get published until 2010. I was learning so much about the craft and there really wasn’t a way for authors to get published unless they got picked up by one of the big publishing houses, which was akin to winning the lottery. Now, authors can be successful on their own.

What do you think of the Ebook revolution? Are you more of a paperback or kindle kind of person?

I think it’s brilliant. I am a Kindle kind of person. My vision isn’t good and I struggled to read paperbacks. I realized my reading had become almost non-existent, something I’ve loved to do my whole life. Ebooks revitalized that for me.

Paint us a picture of what your everyday routine looks like.

I work full time as a teacher, so most days I’m at the school by 7:30 until 4:00. Then I come home and either write or work on an editing job. On the weekends, I try to write in the morning when my mind is fresh. Eventually, I’m hoping to have the writing business be my primary focus.

What do you think is the most challenging part about being an author? Is it writing the novel, publishing it or marketing it?

Hands down, marketing. Most authors aren’t born salespeople and it doesn’t come naturally. I hate trying to sell myself. I’ve had people ask me, “Why should I read your book?” I always stumble over this question because my natural impulse is to say, “I have no idea.” Not a great marketing strategy, that.

What are some of your future projects that you've started on? May we know when we can expect a new book?

I’m writing a 12 part series of novellas that will be released once a month next year. I’m pretty excited about it.

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      • Strong, believable characters. If you don't like the people or at least relate to some part of who they are, it's difficult to be invested in the book.
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