Megan Edwards Releases Debut Novel, ‘Getting Off On Frank Sinatra’


“What would you do if all your stuff went up in smoke?” Megan Edwards knows. In 1993, her house burned to the ground in the great Altadena wildfire. Instead of rebuilding, she, her husband and their dog set off on a six-month road trip in a big custom-built motor home. She was forced into “stufflessness” years before Marie Kondo first told us to discard any item that doesn’t bring joy. Six months turned into six years, ending in Las Vegas. “No one was more surprised than I was that Las Vegas felt like home to me,” she says.


On May 7, Edwards will share how following her dream took her from being a school principal and local columnist to a Las Vegas expert and full-time author whose debut novel, Getting Off on Frank Sinatra: A Copper Black Mystery, was just published (Imbrifex, 2017). “… an assured fiction debut…amusing” —Publishers Weekly   Talk and book signing Sunday, May 7, 3:30 p.m., at the “Celebrating Women” event in Sherman Oaks.   Information: or

Edwards’s six-year road trip led to Roads from the Ashes, her first book. She quickly learned that living in Las Vegas is very different from visiting Las Vegas. Enchanted by this unlikely metropolis in the desert, she founded, a site dedicated to “real life in the shadow of the Strip.”

Megan Edwards is the author of the travel memoir Roads from the Ashes, the humor book Caution: Funny Signs Ahead, and her debut novel Getting off on Frank Sinatra. She has lived and traveled extensively in Europe and spent nearly seven years “on the road” all over North America. Now at home in Las Vegas, Nevada, she is working on her next novel.

For more information visit or and connect with Megan on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Goodreads. GooFS

Created by actress-designer Maria Cina and co-hosted by Cina and actress Vanessa Marcil, the day-long “Celebrating Women” event features inspiring speakers, classes and workshops, beauty treatments, comedy and song, sipping and discounted shopping. Donations will be accepted for the event beneficiary, Sojourn, serving adult and child victims of domestic violence. Free; registration required.

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