Elaine L. Orr is the Amazon bestselling author of the nine-book Jolie Gentil cozy mystery series, set at the Jersey shore. Behind the Walls was a finalist for the 2014 Chanticleer Mystery and Mayhem Awards. The first book in Elaine’s River’s Edge cozy mystery series, From Newsprint to Footprints, was published by Annie Acorn Publishing in late fall 2015, followed by Demise of a Devious Neighbor. In 2016, Elaine issued Tip a Hat to Murder, first in the Logland mystery series.

Elaine also writes plays and novellas, including the one-act, Common Ground. Her novella, Biding Time, was one of five finalists in the National Press Club’s first fiction contest, in 1993.

Nonfiction includes Words to Write By: Getting Your Thoughts on Paper and Writing in Retirement: Putting New Year’s Resolutions to Work. She also conducts presentations on electronic publishing and other writing-related topics, and offers online courses on these subjects, at the Teachable platform, as Lifelong Dreams.

 A member of Sisters in Crime, Elaine grew up in Maryland and moved to the Midwest in 1994. She is a regular attendee at Magna Cum Murder in Indianapolis, and just attended her first Malice Domestic conference in Bethesda, MD.

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