Lifelong Greece resident J.A. Goodman recently published “Tangled Justice,” the first novel in her Emma Mason Mysteries series.
Goodman presented a signed copy of her novel to professor Chris Perri, who requested it after reading a short story she wrote for his creative writing class at Monroe Community College.
“It took me nine years, but I kept my promise to turn that story into a novel,” Goodman said.
The second novel of the series is scheduled to be published in June. The stories use investigative science to solve mysteries set in Rochester. Factual observations about the city are woven into the murder mystery and romance novels.
Goodman graduated from Charlotte High School in 1960. She earned her marketing degree from MCC in 1991 after raising her four children. She continued her education at Rochester Institute of Technology.
She said that she created over 40 characters while writing her novel, and she discovered that she had a flare for storytelling and murder as an author.
“Tangled Justice” is available online and at Greece Public Library.
Goodman will lead a free memoir class March 7 at Greece Public Library. Registration is required.