Marlene Mitchell

Biography

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Marlene makes her home in Louisville, Kentucky. A wife, mother and grandmother, Marlene has a wide variety of interest including painting, and wild life rehabilitation, but it is her love of the written word that comes through loud and clear in her novels.
Marlene feels that exploring different genres gives her an opportunity to build strong and interesting characters.
To quote Marlene, “It took me a long time to get started writing, but now the ideas for future novels never seem to quit.
To this day, my imagination is my best friend and creativity is my constant source of inspiration.

Keep in touch,
-- Marlene

Marlene loves the letters she gets from her fans!

"Thanks for sending me the notice. Congratulations on your new book. I can't wait to read it. I have thoroughly enjoyed every one of your previous stories..."
-B. Hoard

"Thank you for the notification of the new book. Can't wait to read it... It is a thrill to have all your books! God bless you."
-Nance

"I really loved the first books in the trilogy. I bought the 1st two books in Gatlinburg so I love that they are set in tha area."
-Joanne

"I just finished "Yardsale" (I know it took me a while I only read on the treadmill) I just wanted you to know it is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I was hooked from the very first page will spread the word to my literary friends..."
-D. Stockman

"Omg, I just finished reading the "Woman of Magnolia". It is the best book I have ever read. I have all of your books and loved them all but this one is my favorite..."
-L. Paytoni

"The books are great. You are a very good writer, looking forward to your next book."
-R. Gelson

"Keep up the good work- I met you at the Hotrod Nationals last year- I like your books. I liked you too!"
-C. Stele

Where to find Marlene Mitchell online


Books

The Dead Years
You set the price! Words: 73,700. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
All Julie wanted was a muffaletto sandwich. But fifteen minutes in Lucca’s Deli changed her life forever. Alone and frightened, who could she trust? Jaycee, the homeless girl who came to her rescue? Mel Henson, a detective who might be part of the plot? Or should she put her life into the hands of Diane, a complete stranger? Once again, Marlene takes time to develop her characters into multi-face
Red Alligator Boots
You set the price! Words: 81,420. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
"June wanted to go home and so did I, but I kept my mouth shut and hoped Cal would take us away from this terrible place we were supposed to call home.” Danni sighed, “He decided to prove to all of us that we could make a good living catching alligators, but no one wanted to help him and so I got drafted into his army of one. But when Jack Sawyer came to town, my life changed forever."
Portrait in Gold
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 119,070. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
When Kate McGovern reads the journals given to her by her grandmother, her life changes forever. Written by a distant relative, the fascinating journal tells the story of Katherine Collins during the mid-eighteen hundreds in Ireland. As Kate continues to read the journals, she begins to unravel the mystery of a missing necklace and a small portrait that were a part of her family’s legacy.
The Women of Magnolia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 145,320. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
An amazing love story that chronicles the lives of many women during the Civil War. Set in Mississippi, this novel is written in a unique style with one goal on the minds of everyone. We must get to Magnolia.
Silent Voices
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 121,530. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Set in New Orleans in the 1800s, Daniel Evangeline is caught between a woman who loves him and a woman he cannot have. Their tormented voices lend credence to the story of someone on the precipice of insanity.
Circle of Prey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,030. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Who would you kill for twenty-seven million dollars? Would it be a member of your family or your best friend? How can an elephant change the destiny of the circle?
Chester County Boys (Next Generation Book 3)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,540. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A young country singer joins an over-the-hill country band. Follow their trail of music, murder and mayhem as they travel from Lubbock, Texas to Nashville, Tennessee on a big blue bus.
Return to Ternberry (Next Generation Book 2)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,220. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In this sequel to Yard Sale-Everything Must Go, Return to Ternberry continues the journey of the Holloway and Franklin families as the pieces of their lives fall into place.
Yard Sale—Everything Must Go (Generations Book One)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 134,600. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Yard sale is a metaphor for all the things in life you do not need. Such as greed, lies and deceitful people. In this three-generation saga follow the Holloway and Franklin families as they slowly change a legacy left by one unsavory person.
Shadows of Death (The Smoky Mountain Murders 3)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,100. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
After nearly two years and ten murders the people of Townsend, Tennessee are still plagued with unanswered questions and hidden secrets in the shadows of the mountains. Another dark cloud hovers over Townsend. Will peace and tranquility ever return to the Smokies?
Echoes of Death (The Smoky Mountain Murders 2)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 154,920. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
It’s springtime and despite the four murders the previous year, tourists from every corner of the country made the journey to the Smoky Mountains. Vacation season is in full swing on the peaceful side of the mountains, but then…there is another murder. Once again, there is an echo of death vibrating across the mountains.
Seasons of Death (The Smoky Mountain Murders)
You set the price! Words: 135,800. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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A serial killer is loose in the Smoky Mountains. In the fall of 1969, a backwoods farmer and his wife were murdered by four drunken hunters. The murders were never solved. Now, someone has decided to take revenge by killing one person every season.
Bent Creek
You set the price! Words: 78,510. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Born into poverty, in the heart of Appalachia, Rachael Riley's one desire is to leave Bent Creek and start a new life. When the mine closes and her family is without an income, Rachael is forced to work for an unsavory character named Nevers Bains to help support her family. A twist of fate lands her in a scheme that will change her life forever.

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