Elisabeth Grace Foley

Biography

Elisabeth Grace Foley is a historical fiction author, avid reader and lifelong history buff. Her first published story, "Disturbing the Peace," was an honorable mention in the first annual Rope and Wire Western short story competition, and is now collected with six others in her debut short story collection, "The Ranch Next Door and Other Stories." Her other works include a series of short historical mysteries, the Mrs. Meade Mysteries; and short fiction set during the American Civil War and the Great Depression. A homeschool graduate, she chose not to attend college in order to pursue self-education and her writing career.

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The Oldest Flame: A Mrs. Meade Mystery
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Series: The Mrs. Meade Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,180. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A visit with old friends turns to disaster for Mrs. Meade when a fire destroys their house during the night. Even worse, the fire appears to have been deliberately set. Which of the people who were in the house that night is responsible? There are several possibilities, and Mrs. Meade is not sure which is the most distressing... "The Oldest Flame" is a novelette, approximately 17,800 words long.
Some Christmas Camouflage: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,600. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
On a snowy December evening during the Great Depression, a high-spirited college student impulsively decides to do some spying on a quiet classmate—with unexpected results. A short story both funny and touching, in which mischief brings about a small Christmas miracle. "Some Christmas Camouflage" is a short story, approximately 9,400 words long.
The Parting Glass: A Mrs. Meade Mystery
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Series: The Mrs. Meade Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,890. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Mrs. Meade is not the only one in Sour Springs who is shocked when young Clyde Renfrew is accused of a drunken assault on a woman—he seemed the last person likely to do such a thing. Between an emphatic witness and Clyde’s own apparent reluctance to defend himself, the case seems open and shut. But Mrs. Meade has a few ideas of her own...Novelette, approx.12,500 words.
The Silver Shawl: A Mrs. Meade Mystery
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Series: The Mrs. Meade Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 16,060. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In a small town in turn-of-the-century Colorado, a young woman has disappeared. Was she kidnapped, or did she have a reason to flee? Mrs. Meade, a gentle but shrewd widow lady who lives across the hall in the girl's boarding-house, feels that there is something wrong with the story of her disappearance…but can she unravel the mystery before it is too late? Novelette, approx. 15,700 words.
War Memorial: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,740. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
A short story of the Civil War, approximately 6,500 words long—the story of a young girl’s experiences in the days surrounding the fateful battle of Gettysburg, which force her to examine her own heart and show her the face of war in a way she could not have understood before.
The Ranch Next Door and Other Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,530. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
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A collection of Western short stories focusing on character and conflict. From the suspenseful “Cross My Heart” to the comedic romp of “A Rangeland Renaissance,” to a Western twist on star-crossed romance in the title story, “The Ranch Next Door,” these stories will appeal to a variety of readers, as well as fans of the traditional Western. Total length approx. 40,330 words or 160 book pages.

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