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"If ever there was a book begging for a sequel, it’s One Dead, Two to Go, and if One Dead is your introduction to author Elena Hartwell and her work, you’re in luck. This is the first in a trio of murder mysteries starring the refreshing and irresistibly likable Edwina Zapata Schultz."


"No matter where you are in your writing career, be it a beginner or a published author, you need to read this book!"
Michelle Godard-Richer
Award winning author of Fatal Hunt
“A short guide packed with essential tools for every writer's toolbox. I wish everyone pitching at Killer Nashville read The Foundation of Plot first. A must-read for anyone interested in the writing craft.”
Clay Stafford
Bestselling author, filmmaker, and founder of
Killer Nashville International Writers Conference
"A clear, well-organized guide, equally helpful to the new writer aspiring to publication or the veteran wanting to strengthen a work-in-progress. An excellent addition to the 'Wait! Wait! Don't Query (Yet)!' series. A joy to read."
Edward J. Leahy
Author of Enemies of All and the Kim Brady Mysteries
"An essential guide to the business of building real, compelling characters on the page. A treasure trove of principles, ideas and exercises for every writer of fiction. Highly recommended."
Jonathan Payne
Author of CITIZEN ORLOV, an Apple Books Book of the Month
“This concise and practical guide to story structure is destined to become a classic, one that every author will want on their reference shelf.”
M.A. Monnin
Author of the Intrepid Traveler Mysteries
“The Foundation of Plot is a must-read for aspiring novelists and a welcome refresher for already established authors. Drawing from decades of experience, Elena Hartwell provides simple exercises and fresh perspectives that can help writers work their way out of any plot conundrum. It is an invaluable guide that takes the mystery out of plotting a novel.  I can’t wait for the rest of the series!”
Lori Duffy Foster
Author of the Lisa Jamison Mystery Series

All We Buried

For fans of Julia Keller and Sheena Kamal, All We Buried disturbs the long-sleeping secrets of a small Washington State mountain town.
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