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Elaine Orr
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Writing fiction you can share with your family.
Writing fiction you can share with your family.

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New fiction, more literary fiction than my usual.
Falling Into Place
War changes people. Because of it, Everett was a stay-at-home dad before it was a choice. Only his wife Sue Ellen had a clue why he seemed to find it hard to cope. His four children, while respectful, wished he could do more than create gardens and fix breakfast. Sue Ellen's illness meant he needed to be able to fend
more for himself. It also brought his World War II secret to light. And from the sadness grew understanding and stronger bonds. An important story told with humor and grace.
http://elaineorr.com/Falling_Into_Place.html

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Free through Wednesday, just in time for end-of-summer relaxing. Jolie Gentil Translates to Trouble is a fun boxed set that puts together books four through six of the Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series. The books are Any Port in a Storm, Trouble on the Doorstep, and Behind the Walls (finalist for the 2014 Chanticleer Mystery and Mayhem Awards). Jolie has gotten readjusted to life in Ocean Alley and manages to balance appraising real estate with chairing the Harvest for All Food Pantry. What she can't quite do is mind her own business, especially when there's a killer on the streets of her Jersey shore town.
http://www.kboards.com/book/?asin=B00JCJUGEA

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Thinking Through Writing Options
      When I was about twelve, I had a lot of ideas for stories, but no idea how to share them. This was the 1960s, so books were in the library or you could buy them at school under the Scholastic Book Program. It didn't seem that kids wrote them. Back yar...

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Labor Weekend Sale. Pick a book & enjoy mysteries without gore. Kindle Nook itunes Kobo http://elaineorr.com/Fiction.html #SaturdayMorning #LaborDay. Sale includes the newest Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery - the Unexpected Resolution. Only 99 cents. Mix of 99 cent and free books. Good way to end the summer.
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Continuing Connections Find Their Way into Fiction
I've never been one to model characters on real people. It's always seemed limiting. Each August I realize that even though I don't populate fiction with familiar faces, my books are imbued with the traditions of time spent with family and friends. Why Augu...

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Authors who write mystery series or family sagas often think about "how much is enough?" Is there a perfect number for books in a mystery series? https://bookbrowsing.wordpress.com/2017/08/24/mystery-series-is-there-a-magic-number-by-elaine-l-orr/ #cozymystery #avidreader

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Enter the Goodreads giveaway for The Unexpected Resolution. Book 10 of the Jolie Gentil cozy mystery series. An unexpected wedding guest brings joy and sorrow. And a link to a murder.
https://www.goodreads.com/…/248238-the-unexpected-resolution
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Tell Readers How to Get Your Free Audiobooks
Authors who work with the talented narrators at ACX (which produces books for Audible) receive twenty-five free coupons for new books. These provide a great way to introduce new readers to the joy of listening to books in their car or jogging around the nei...

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My audiobooks can be free with your (free) trial membership at Audible. Here are a few links.
Trouble on the Doorstep (5th Jolie Gentil cozy)
http://www.audible.com/offers/30free?asin=B00DOIL4GY
Behind the Walls (my favorite cover) (6th Jolie Gentil cozy)
http://www.audible.com/offers/30free?asin=B00LFT9N5S
Vague Images (7th Jolie Gentil cozy)
http://www.audible.com/offers/30free?asin=B0741H3WJC
Demise of a Devious Neighbor (2nd River's Edge book)
www.audible.com/offers/30free?asin=B073V39QPL
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I try to mention my books without tooting my horn, but I have to say how pleased I am with the comments of reviewers for The Unexpected Resolution. As one says, It's a subtle mystery, and I was not sure how people would react. I found it important to tie in a character's (Scoobie's) life progress before moving on to solving murders after his and Jolie's marriage. And of course, there is a crime to explore! I love readers.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07122L7KS#customerReviews
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