Elaine Viets has actually worked those dead-end jobs in her mystery novels, just like her character, Helen Hawthorne. Over the years, Elaine has been a dress store clerk, phone book proofreader, babysitter, telemarketer, bookseller, and weed puller at fifty cents a bucket. She is also the author of the Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper series and numerous short stories. Elaine has won an Anthony Award and an Agatha Award. She lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with her husband, author and actor Don Crinklaw. Please visit her blog: The Lipstick Chronicles.
"Viets spans the female psyche with panache and wit." -- South
Florida Sun-Sentinel "Effectively portrays a single mom earnestly
navigating her way in today's uncertain world." --The Miami
-Viets spans the female psyche with panache and wit.- -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel -Effectively portrays a single mom earnestly navigating her way in today's uncertain world.- --The Miami Herald