Elena Hartwell

Elena Hartwell started out her storytelling career in the theater. She worked for several years as a playwright, director, designer, technician, and educator before becoming a novelist. She holds a BA in Mass Media Communication from the University of San Diego, a Master in Education with an emphasis in teaching theater from the University of Washington, and a Ph.D in dramatic theory and criticism from the University of Georgia. 

She lives in North Bend, Washington, with her husband, two cats, and the greatest dog in the world. When she’s not writing, teaching writing, or talking about writing, she can be found at the stables down the road, playing with her horses. 

Book Reviews by Elena Hartwell

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Lara Dearman returns to her Jennifer Dorey Mystery Series with Dark Sky Island, the follow up to her successful debut, The Devil’s Claw.

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“Readers will enjoy this book for the suspense and plot twists, but love it for the skill and mastery Moretti has for her craft.”

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“Mejia’s writing crosses back and forth between exquisite literary descriptions and thrilleresque escapes and acts of violence.”

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“A deeply satisfying read, Blackout . . . will leave you hungry for more.”

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Psychological suspense has a new reigning queen.

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Though listed as a mystery, The Shades by Evgenia Citkowitz is a challenging novel to classify.