Lula Flann

Biography

Lula Flann, a devotee of head-turning ensembles and witty women, writes Cozy-Noir from her home in Portland’s Alberta Arts District. A mad sketcher of clothing inspirations since receiving a collection of paper doll templates, Lula is drawn to patterns that make for psychologically colorful characters as well as clever wardrobe creations.

Lula depends on her well-read book group to steer her to authors more contemporary than Eliot and James, Oregon’s landscape to lure her out backpacking or byway-riding and upon her fascinating wife to be ever open to the delights of loving an Enneagram 9.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
As of January 2016, I'm working on the third in the Mata Morrow series, Bootstrapped. There is a whole plan for the series but one thing I love about writing is that the characters and plot take on a life of their own. So while I have a notion of how things will develop, sometimes even I'm surprised.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The arc of the story in process while I'm writing and the opportunity to interact with readers via social media.
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Where to find Lula Flann online


Series

Mata Morrow Mysteries
Accidental sleuth, Mata Morrow, and her savvy book group lean in to solve mysteries in and around the Pacific Northwest. Based in Portland, Oregon but taking entrepreneurial adventuring on the road from Berlin to Barcelona to Hanapepe when friends and family are threatened, the group provides the sleuthing necessary for justice and retribution. While the literature they dissect often provides a parallel of discovery, it is their friendships and bad-assed skills that result in proper endings. Mata's move to Portland plants the seeds of her MmPorium line in Oregon's fertile ground for creatives. A fashion-forward lesbian creating a much-needed line of versatile travel wear, Mata kickstarted a social network in her new hometown, and used MeetUp to launch a women-only book group that bonds over the diverse work of women authors. Friendships are forced to grow quickly when presented with abductions and murder. Where surprise partnerships are formed and alliances made, strange bedfellows are sure to follow. Join Mata and her moxie band of book lovers as they parse literature and crimes rooted in the dark drivers of human nature. Especially recommended for the lit-loving.

Buckled Down

Price: $2.99 USD.

Button Up

Price: $2.99 USD.

Bootstrapped

Price: $3.99 USD.

Fringes

Price: $3.99 USD.

Books

Bootstrapped
Series: Mata Morrow Mysteries. Pre-release—available August 30, 2018. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Mata Morrow, is prepared to rip someone apart at the seams. She discovers that vandals have laid waste to her new MmPorium studio space on the very morning an investor is due to arrive. This is the least of her troubles once one of her beloved Remarkables bumps into a weedy corpse during a sunrise float at Willamette Falls and drifts straight into the crime scene.
Fringes
Series: Mata Morrow Mysteries. Pre-release—available August 30, 2018. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Fashion-forward and incidental sleuth Mata’s bootstrapping endeavors have brought in the bounty. As pressures from crowd-funding and espionage mount, Mata and friends crave some R&R so head to Fair for three days of love and getting back to the land. Instead, Mata is confronted with the less-than-grateful dead and the ghost of wrongs that refuse to be laid to rest.
Button Up
Series: Mata Morrow Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,680. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Mata’s oldest ally, Bax, travels to Oregon for comfort and counsel. She believes her husband is unfaithful, although they are indisputably and uniquely suited to each other. Meanwhile, Mata’s book group parses literary themes of infidelity, diverging interests and betrayal. When inevitable change occurs in long term relationships, how do couples adapt? What if murder is the wedded wrong-doing?
Buckled Down
Series: Mata Morrow Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,300. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Mata Morrow has made her move to Portland at a pivotal moment for her budding career as a clothing designer. Her entrepreneurial ambitions are threatened when old friend, Jo, appears on the scene with an urgent request for help finding a daughter she was forced to give up decades before. Mata's brainy new book group pitches in when unsettling details emerge surrounding the daughter’s birth.

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