...a lot is going on! As a mystery writer, I've learned readers want a story told honestly, but they love to be surprised. Sounds ironic, right? How can you be honest yet spring something that's unexpected? Well, a fair balance of revealing clues (including the clues that lead to solving the case) while distracting the... Continue Reading →
Word Is Getting Around…
...about the newest Rollin RV Mystery! Many thanks to Mason Canyon for featuring Superstition Victim in a recent post. When she asked me to do a guest post, I wasn't sure how to approach it until Betty gave me a nudge in the right direction. See for yourself how it all turned out at the... Continue Reading →
Oh, it's been too long since I've posted here. Much has been going on behind the screen of this blog -- including my finishing and publishing the third Rollin RV Mystery, "Superstition Victim." Good thing I finished the book a few months ago. I don't think I'd be able to focus on it these days.... Continue Reading →
One thing that happens when you're sick for awhile is you get a chance to read. A lot. Recently, reading a mystery novel, mostly absorbed in the story (the writer was a bit self-conscious, so I wasn't totally able to lose myself, my suspension of disbelief only partially lifted), I was dropped completely out of... Continue Reading →
Flu? Superbug? Pneumonia?
Okay, this won't explain a gap of six months or more between blog posts, but maybe it will make you feel sorry for me and excuse my absence.... We got that awful flu. Or maybe it was a superbug. We meaning my husband and I. He got the symptoms first and I tried not to... Continue Reading →
Free RVing Book
This year my husband and I mark our ninth year as full-time RVers. It's been an amazing ride! And, writer that I am, I've been making notes for years about the experience. While a more in-depth book is still percolating, I did settle down long enough this past winter to pull together some A-to-Z thoughts... Continue Reading →
Many thanks to Sherry Fundin for her wonderful review of Yuma Baby! I did my little happy dance to see how much she relates to Betty and Walt Rollin, and to see a comment from a reader who remembers the characters -- a goal of every writer 🙂 If you'd like to see what Sherry... Continue Reading →
“Traveling in Mystery” Review
Many thanks to Sherry Fundin at Fundinmentals for her review of "Pea Body": If you are looking for an adventure, Pea Body by Ellen Behrens, is a fun and entertaining cozy mystery that shares the wonders of nature, the characters of a small, seasonal coastal town on the outerbanks of North Carolina, the danger of... Continue Reading →
Yuma Baby is Here!
UPDATE! Yuma Baby is now available for your preferred e-reader -- just $2.99! To make it easy (I know you can't wait to download it :)) here are the direct links to the major e-book sites and to the print version (just $9.95 plus shipping): Kindle Kobo Nook iTunes Print Walt and Betty Rollin are... Continue Reading →
Returning to the Scene of the Crime
[No spoilers, I promise!] Earlier this year, for the first time since publishing Pea Body, my husband and I returned to the book's setting -- the Outer Banks (OBX) of North Carolina, home of awesome beaches, seafood, and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Not only was it great to be back alongside the Atlantic Ocean,... Continue Reading →
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