So Much is Happening

Wow, the month of February is over, and we’re halfway through March.  Time is really flying by.  But suddenly, many of our activities have come to a stand still.  Staying busy and maintaining the norm is crucial during this critical time our nation is facing.

For me, this means more time to read.  If reading is your passion, let me help.  Effective immediately, I have lowered the price of all of my ebooks to just $2.99 -including my latest release.

Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, this is the start of my busiest time of year at work.  People begin to receive their income tax refunds and many of them spend it on new cars.

And since I am an insurance agent, I have really been busy trying to keep up.  I think I’ve already written more new policies this month, than I did the entire months of January and February combined.  Needless to say, I come home exhausted.

I’m so thankful that my sweet husband cooks supper for me and brings my plate to me on a tray.  After nearly 33 years of marriage, I think I’ll keep him.

Today is the first day I’ve worked with my publisher all month.  I’ve got to finish editing Shattered Dreams.  Special thanks to my two beta readers, Chuck and Dorinda.  Y’all did a great job.  I’ve finally gotten all of your corrections added to my rough draft, now I’ll start back on page one and see how it reads.  I’m really close to submitting Shattered Dreams for print. More details to follow.

I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day.  Being on the Keto diet meant no chocolate for us, but we survived. As a nation, we’re going to survive this epidemic we’re facing too.


“I discovered your books through my dad, and fell in love with Josh in the Dreams Are Forever series. You’ve become my favorite author and I’ll never forget actually getting to meet you when you came to Arkansas to promote your books. I haven’t read The Color of Thunder yet, but I can’t wait to dig in. Love you Elsie!” -JAIA

Intriguing mysteries, with great characters, that hold you in suspense.” –  CB



TGIM New Release: Dreams Are Forever

When a freak accident robs him of his wife and children, a quirky but seemingly normal man is driven to a dangerously obsessive need to restore his family.  The aftermath brings terror into the lives of innocent children and their families.

In this second book of the Dreams Never Lie series, Josh Howard is summoned back to the FBI as a consultant, child kidnapping cases being his passion.  With no ransom demands, no witnesses left alive, and the lives of the children hanging in the balance, Josh resorts to the sordid world of the dark web where every form of evil lurks to solve this case. He has no choice. Time is running out.

Color: Black & White on White paper
Size: 6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Page Count: 446 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1726024013
ISBN-10: 1726024016
BISAC: Fiction / Thriller / General

Have you read the first book in the Dreams Never Lie series?

Dreams Never Lie by Elsie Varn HarrellJosh Howard is only eight years old when the little girl next door, Doni, is kidnapped and killed.  Josh vows to catch her killers when he grows up.  As a FBI agent, he knows the chance of solving the case after so many years is slim to none, but he still dreams about Doni.

Josh is assigned a serial murder case in which the victims are tortured and raped before being killed. After a long string of murders with no leads, Josh starts receiving coded messages from the killer, warning when another attack will take place.  Then, there are hints that connect the killer to Josh’s new wife.

As Josh faces one of the most perplexing cases of his career, his personal life is now in shambles.  Will he be able to stop this maniac before he strikes again?  Will he be able to save his marriage?  Is his wife the next intended victim?

Size: 6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm) 
Color: Black & White on White paper
Page Count: 526 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1976016257
ISBN-10: 1976016258
BISAC: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General

About Elsie Varn Harrell

Elsie was born and raised in Brooksville, Florida a small town about 15 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. She moved to Texas with her three children in the 1980’s where she met her husband on a blind date. The lovely couple recently celebrated their 30th anniversary.

Elsie lives in a small town in Texas where she is an active member of a Baptist church. Elsie is an insurance agent, and is also hard at work on her next novel. She loves the north-central Texas area as is evident in her books.