Elisabeth Grace Foley

Biography

Elisabeth Grace Foley (that’s Elisabeth spelled with an S, mind you) has been an insatiable reader and eager history buff ever since she learned to read, and has been scribbling stories ever since she learned to write. She now combines those interests in writing historical fiction. Her short Western novel LEFT-HAND KELLY was a nominee for the 2015 Peacemaker Award for Best Independently-Published Western Novel. She is also the author of the historical-mystery series The Mrs. Meade Mysteries; a series of fairytale-retelling novellas set in different historical eras; and a variety of short fiction. Her work has appeared online at Rope and Wire and The Western Online. When not reading or writing, she enjoys music, crocheting, spending time outdoors, and watching sports and classic film. She lives in upstate New York with her family and the world’s best German Shepherd.

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Books

A Sidekick's Tale
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 34,620. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Western
A marriage-in-name-only to save a ranch was fool idea enough, thought Marty—a loyal though opinionated sidekick. But even Marty couldn’t have predicted the mayhem that ensues when his own eccentric relatives appear on the scene, dragging everyone into a hilarious tangle involving a family feud, an emerald ring, a scheming suitor, and a team of runaway mules.
The Mountain of the Wolf: A Novella
Series: Historical Fairytales. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,780. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Fairy tales
In the shadow of the mountain, Rosa Jean Kennedy waits the opportunity to take vengeance for her brother's death. Mustanger Quincy Burnett is strangely drawn to the silent, lonely girl who rebuffs all attempts at friendship—but her determination for revenge may lead them both toward disaster. A Western Red Riding Hood willing to walk into the wolf’s den—but will she find what she is seeking?
Once: Six Historically Inspired Fairytales
Price: Free! Words: 159,170. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fairy tales
A rich collection of six historically inspired retellings, Once is a new generation of fairytales for those who thought they'd heard the tales in all their forms.
Lost Lake House: A Novella
Series: Historical Fairytales, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,450. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
Night after night, Dorothy Perkins sneaks out to the Lost Lake House, a glamorous island nightclub rumored to be a front for something more…despite a feeling that she may be getting in over her head. Marshall Kendrick knows the truth behind the Lake House…but fear and obligation have him trapped. When a twist of circumstances throws them together, will they be able to seize the chance at escape?
The Silent Hour: A Mrs. Meade Mystery
Series: The Mrs. Meade Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,680. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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When Major Cambert is found shot dead by his own fireside, his grandson Jim is the prime suspect—a suspect without an alibi. But others may have had a motive as well: an obnoxious ex-soldier, a sullen ranch hand…and Jim’s fiancée. And none can account for their whereabouts at that hour. With no other evidence to go on, Mrs. Meade will have to apply all her wits to discover who is really guilty…
Wanderlust Creek and Other Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,760. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Six short stories exploring the joys, heartaches and laughter of life against the backdrop of the Old West. A gunfighter refuses to explain why he backed out of a fight; a hotel clerk finds himself in an odd situation on the night shift. And a young rancher and his wife struggle to hold onto their land and their dreams in the face of adversity from weather, enemies—and even doubts of each other.
Left-Hand Kelly
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,250. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Western
Sixteen-year-old Lew Kelly’s emulation of his ex-gunfighter father brought disaster once, when a boys’ hot-headed quarrel exploded into gunplay. Three years later, Lew is withdrawn and bitter—and he still carries a gun. When he is forced to face again the memories and the aftermath of that ill-fated fight, will old wrongs be righted, or will the result be an even worse tragedy than before?
Corral Nocturne: A Novella
Series: Historical Fairytales, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,700. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Western
Life on her ill-tempered brother’s ranch is lonely for Ellie Strickland. But when Cole Newcomb, son of the wealthiest rancher in the county, asks her to go with him to the Fourth of July dance, Ellie is determined that nothing will stand in the way of a dream that just might come true. A short and sweet retelling of the Cinderella story set on the windswept prairies, approximately 21,000 words.
The Oldest Flame: A Mrs. Meade Mystery
Series: The Mrs. Meade Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,400. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,580. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Historical » USA
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
Series: The Mrs. Meade Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,100. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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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
Series: The Mrs. Meade Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,310. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00)
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,640. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Western
(4.00)
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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