Where do mystery writers come from? I worked with an undercover narcotics team for 11 years, plenty of material in my head. All of my novels and short stories are based in the overlooked section of California known as the San Joaquin Valley. Think Fresno and raisins. Think meth labs and rural sex clubs. That's what I write about in my Christy Bristol Astrology Mysteries: FOOLS RUSH IN and WHERE ANGELS FEAR.