Lucy Arlington is the nom de plume for the writing team of
Ellery Adams and Sylvia May, two friends who collaborated on
an idea that became A Novel Idea Mystery Series. Both
are authors in their own right.
Ellery Adams grew up on a beach near the Long Island
Sound. Having spent her adult life in a series of landlocked
towns, she cherishes her memories of open water, violent
storms, and the smell of the sea. Ms. Adams has held many
jobs including caterer, retail clerk, car salesperson,
teacher, tutor, and tech writer, all the while penning
poems, children’s books, and novels. She now writes
full-time from her home in Virginia. She currently writes
the Books by the Bay Mysteries and the Charmed Pie
Shoppe Mysteries. To learn more about Ellery and her
books, visit her website.
Sylvia May was born in The Netherlands and has lived
in Canada, the US, and currently resides in Bermuda.
She’s been writing since she was a child; however
careers in computer programming and music education, and
raising her children, kept her too busy to pursue it as a
serious vocation. She is delighted to now be able to write
full-time, in between scuba diving, golf, painting,
photography, and riding her scooter. She lives with her
husband and has three grown children. Her first novel,
The Unraveling of Abby Settel, was inspired by her
relocation to Bermuda several years ago, and received an
Honorable Mention in the 2011 Reader Views Literary Awards.
To learn more about Sylvia and her novel, visit her website.
Every Trick in the Book, February 2013
Buried in a Book, February 2012