Pseudonym: Lorraine Bartlett.
Lorna Barrett is the nom de plume of author Lorraine Bartlett.
Lorraine's other alter ego, L.L. Bartlett, writes
psychological suspense and the Jeff Resnick mystery series.
She's done it all, from drilling holes for NASA to typing
scripts in Hollywood, and lives a life of crime in western
Her first sales were to the confession magazine market. In
all, she's sold nine short stories, including one on Amazon
The Booktown Mystery series concerns a mystery
bookseller who deals in rare, out-of-print, and used books.
What does "L" know about bookselling? A little. She, too,
has sold used books.
Authors are split on the whether "used" bookstores are good
for building their careers. From a reader's perspective,
they're a great way to find new authors or find out-of-print
books by their favorite authors. Sadly, authors make no
money from the sales of used booksand this is a
business where unless you're Stephen King, Nora Roberts, or
John Grisham, you aren't going to make enough money from
your writing career to cover the mortgage and groceries. So
it's a catch-22.
Tricia Miles, the owner of the Haven't Got a Clue bookstore
that's the heart of the Booktown Mysteries, also sells new
books, thus helping current "real" authors (who are
mentioned in the Booktown Mysteries) stake out some kind of
living, as well as keeping "alive" the works of long-dead
Murder in Three Volumes, October 2012
Murder on the Half Shelf, July 2012
Sentenced to Death, June 2011
Chapter & Hearse, August 2010
Bookplate Special, November 2009
Bookmarked For Death, February 2009
Murder Is Binding, April 2008