Elaine L. Orr writes fiction and nonfiction. Her fiction varies from mysteries to coming-of-age stories to plays. She introduced the Jolie Gentil cozy mystery series in 2011, and its seven books and prequel have become her most read books. Biding Time, which is geared to young adults, was one of five finalists in the National Press Club's 1993 fiction contest, the club's first. Nonfiction includes humorous essays, material on caring for aging parents, and carefully researched family history books. Examples are on Yahoo Voices. Elaine grew up in Maryland and moved to the Midwest in 1994, where she met her husband, Jim Larkin, in a writers' group at an Iowa library. Her fiction and nonfiction are at all online retailers in all formats -- ebooks, paperbacks, large print, and (on Amazon, itunes, and Audible.com) audio in digital form.see more