Elaine L. Orr

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Elaine L. Orr

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Elaine L. Orr is the Amazon bestselling author of the ten-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, debuted in late fall 2015, followed by Demise of a Devious Neighbor. The fictional South County sits along the Des Moines River in Southeast Iowa.

In 2016 she issued Tip a Hat to Murder, first in the Logland mystery series. Set in small-town Illinois, its protagonist is a police chief rather than an amateur sleuth.

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, and her play, Permission to Hope, was part of the Bethesda, MD Plays in Progress series in 1989.

Elaine conducts presentations on electronic publishing and other writing-related topics. 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 online courses on writing and publishing for Teachable.

Thought her degrees are in government, Elaine studied writing at the University of Maryland, Georgetown University School of Continuing Education, the Writer's Center of Bethesda, Maryland, and the University of Iowa's Summer Writing Festival. A member of Sisters in Crime and the Indiana Writers’ Center, Elaine grew up in Maryland and moved to the Midwest in 1994. You can find her each October at the Magna Cum Murder Conference in Indianapolis.

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Books 13
Member Since Aug 2017
Country United States
Born 14 August
Genre Mysteries, Romantic Suspense

Elaine L. Orr Books

When the Carny Comes to Town When the Carny Comes to Town Amazon View Detail
Any Port in a Storm Any Port in a Storm Amazon View Detail
Rekindling Motives (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 2) Rekindling Motives (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 2) Amazon View Detail
The Unexpected Resolution (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 10) The Unexpected Resolution (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 10) Amazon View Detail
Holidays in Ocean Alley: Ninth in the Jolie Gentil Series (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 9) Holidays in Ocean Alley: Ninth in the Jolie Gentil Series (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 9) Amazon View Detail
Appraisal for Murder (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) Appraisal for Murder (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) Amazon View Detail
Tip a Hat to Murder (Logland Mystery Series Book 1) Tip a Hat to Murder (Logland Mystery Series Book 1) Amazon View Detail
Common Ground: A Play in One Act Common Ground: A Play in One Act Amazon View Detail
Words to Write By:  Putting Your Thoughts on Paper Words to Write By: Putting Your Thoughts on Paper Amazon View Detail
William Orr and Jennie Adams: Lawrence and Jasper County Missouri Families William Orr and Jennie Adams: Lawrence and Jasper County Missouri Families Amazon View Detail
Searching for Secrets: Author Preferred Edition Searching for Secrets: Author Preferred Edition Amazon View Detail
Writing in Retirement: Putting New Year's Resolutions to Work Writing in Retirement: Putting New Year's Resolutions to Work Amazon View Detail
George Orr and Elizabeth Brown: Aghadowey, Ireland, and Missouri George Orr and Elizabeth Brown: Aghadowey, Ireland, and Missouri Amazon View Detail

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Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace. — Albert Schweitzer —

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