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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

#TuesdayTreasure: Guest post by Janet Elizabeth Lynn!

Good Morning!

Ready or not, Christmas is only a couple of days away so it is with great pleasure I bring you today's Treasure....a special post by returning guest Janet Elizabeth Lynn.

My husband, Will, and I joined forces to write a 1955 Noir series, The Skylar Drake Murder Mysteries.
            Married for 43 years, I wasn't sure if we could make it work since our writing styles were so different. I presented the idea to him and he loved it.        STRANGE MARKINGS, our second book in the series is now available, and we are starting our third DESERT ICE.
            I think we work well together because we understand that this venture is not a battle of egos, wills, or talent but a goal of telling a great story. And we each bring special talents, foresight and memories that make the stories work.

            I will always treasure the time we spend, researching, meetings, editing and sleepless nights working on the book. Then finally holding the book in our hands and high fiving each other. Partnering is a great idea - I'm glad I invented it!!

Wow...43 years together is certainly something to treasure! Congratulations on you and Will's success in marriage and writing.

JANET ELIZABETH LYNN and Will Zeilinger are a husband and wife and authors in their own right. Janet has eight novels, Will has four novels. They decided to get together to write noir mysteries set in 1955. STRANGE MARKINGS is the second. The Skylar Drake Murder Mysteries series. They each bring separate talents to the writing team. Getting together to research, interview, and appearances, they complement each other. Traveling the world has given much insight, a long list of friends and a large basket of hotel shampoo and conditioner.

Contact info for Janet:
website: www.janetlynnauthor.com
Contact info for Will:
Twitter:  @Will_Zeilinger
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/wzeilinger

Here's a peek at Janet and Will's latest book, Strange Markings which can be purchased at Amazon....

The Pacific breezes blow many things in from the ocean, this time its power, greed, and murder. At the dawn of the television age in 1955, Skylar Drake is called to identify the remains of a fellow movie stuntman found buried in a shallow grave. While there, he is shown mysterious wounds and strange tattoos on two additional bodies.

A wealthy Bel Air matron sends her enticing niece to enlist Drake’s help in locating a missing nephew. The search takes him back to pre-statehood Hawaii where he stopped off on his way to the hell of the Korean War. Unexplained deaths, politics and superstitious locals turn the tropical paradise into a nightmare where nothing is what it seems and no one can be trusted. 

Hope you enjoyed today's Treasure! I have a very special post for you Thursday but Janet will be back on the 30th for Thursday Thoughts. Hope to see you then!

Until later...take care, God Bless and remember.... Jesus is the reason for EVERY season.

Something to think about....
"Inspirational with an Edge!" 


Diane Burton said...

Janet and Will, congrats on 43 years together. Hubs & I just celebrated our 43rd last month. How great that you're able to work together. This book sounds like a winner.

Karen McCullough said...

That's a great story. How wonderful that you've had all those years together and you're able to work together so well.

Jacqueline Seewald said...

I'm with Karen and Diane. I think it's so great that the two of you can work so well together. Congrats on the new novel! Happy holidays.

Tanya Hanson said...

Congratulations, Janet, not just on the long, happy marriage but on writing with your husband! Way to go! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Kara O'Neal said...

A husband and wife writing team. How neat! That's great that y'all are able to work so well together. Not many married people can say that. Congratulations on 43 years! And the story sounds very interesting. I really like the setting. Good luck to y'all!

marilyn leach said...

Your series sounds truly intriguing. Congrats on the second in the series. I know someone who would really enjoy this style and genre. What a team! Happy Christmas. Cheers

Maureen said...

Wow that's so cool that you write together. I can imagine the conversations of characters- so neat! Congrats on 43 years- that is a wonderful accomplishment.

Alicia Dean said...

Sounds like a great read. Very cool that you two write together. Wishing you the best!

Marissa Garner said...

Sounds like an awesome story by a great couple. Kudos on writing as a team.

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Thank you ALL for stopping by!
I really enjoy these posts by Janet.

Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas

Janet Lynn said...

Thank you Pam and everyone for your support and good wishes. The e-book version is available now. We just got the print proof to STRANGE MARKINGS which will be available January 1, 2016. It's always fun to hold a book in our hand every time we publish a new book. Happy Holidays to you too. Janet and Will

MJ Schiller said...

Pam--I love your "Jesus is the reason for every season! I've never heard that before! Janet and Will--it says a lot about you that you are able to work together so well. My husband of 30 years and I could never do that! But maybe that's why we all have lasted as long as we have. We understand the strengths and weaknesses in our marriages. Thank you for sharing your story with us and best wishes for the Skylar Drake series!

Nightingale said...

How great that you can write together! Congrats on the 43 years.