Montecito novelist Susan St. John recently released a book trailer promoting her new novel, Mad Mischief.  The trailer encapsulates the essence of the novel and provides a glimpse of the exotic journey readers can expect.

Mad Mischief is a compelling story of courage about a woman who confronts and overcomes psychological warfare and internal chaos.

The novel has been met with rave reviews; readers are describing it as passionate, gripping and hauntingly poetic. Ms. St John is being touted as a brilliant and unparalleled storyteller who engages readers from her very first words.

Here’s what readers are saying about the novel:

“Mad Mischief got me hooked in the first few pages. I was immediately involved with the characters, along with a sense of danger and intrigue jumping off of the pages.. It created a sense of urgency in me to keep reading to see what happens. I can’t wait to get the book and see what happens. Bravo to Ms St. John!  Doralee Jacobson

“Mad Mischief is a thrilling, beautifully written book that is engrossing from start to finish and worth reading by a tourist whose final destination is Kenya,the home of the best wildlife reserves and scenery in the world.”  Meshack Nico Orwa

“Susan’s unique way of story telling is unparalleled by any writer. She weaves a web and catches you off guard at the least expected moment in time. One wonders how humans can be the main characters in an African story but Susan can and thrill you with this twisted insane story. I bet you will not be able to put the book down and if you do it will not be further than 5 feet from you at all times. Thank you Susan.”  David Gackenbach
“A great read! Taking the path less traveled is the emotional storyboard Susan has done so well to express in Sarah’s journey. Its written with a colorful and vivid style that keeps you engaged like your there at Sarah’s side in Africa and in her heart and in her mind. Well done!”  Joe Alexopoulos
“Mad Mischief drew me in from the first chapter. The characters take form immediately, and the story commands to be read in all of its energy and intrigue. Thank you Susan St. John – where will you take us next!”  Sarah Lewis


Watch the Book trailer below:



Mark the date in your calendar; on Saturday June 17 the Telecote Book Shop will be hosting a book signing for Susan St John’s new novel Mad Mischief. The event runs from 3pm to 5pm and will include a brief reading by Richard Mineards of the Montecito Journal. Light refreshments will be served and RSVPs can be directed to

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