Louise Hathaway


Louise Hathaway is a pen name of a husband and wife writing team.

Smashwords Interview

We see that you are a husband and wife writing team. When did you decide that you wanted to write books together?
The Wife: For years, I'd been trying to get published on my own. I have a M.A. in English and spent my twenties at the post office mailing my short stories to various publishers with no success. About 3 years ago, on a lark, I began writing a murder/mystery about a group of librarians and what would happen if someone accidentally got crushed when the electronic compact shelving mechanism malfunctioned. How would my imaginary librarians react if they found the body? Would they accuse each other? Who would they think did it? I wrote about 6 pages and showed it to my husband. He liked it and I asked, "How would you like to write the rest of this book with me?" He kindly agreed and that's how we started writing books together. The Husband: I got inspired when my wife started writing eBooks. She graciously allowed me to add my ten cents worth into the books she was writing and the rest is history. I'm so lucky she's allowed me into her domain.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The wife: I love bouncing ideas off each other. I am constantly amazed by some of the dialogue and ideas my husband comes up with. One of my favorite things to do is to sit out in our garden, have a glass of wine, and read to each other what the other has written that day. I always knew that my husband was a good writer (he seduced me with a poem he'd written about me). But I'm amazed by just how good of a writer he is and how much better he writes with each book. The husband: Forget what she said. She's the better writer. I'm just along for the fun ride. It's a joy to be creating our little works of art and then unleashing them onto the world!
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Where to buy in print


Watchin' The Detective: A Mystery Dinner Romance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,010. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Have you ever wanted to go to one of those murder/mystery dinner theaters where the audience has to figure out whodunit? Isabella, a librarian in her early thirties, goes with her friends to a show where an actual murder takes place. She falls in love with the sexy investigating detective and gets herself mixed up with some dangerous people when she goes undercover to help him solve the crime.
The Body on Ortega Highway: A Detective Santy Mystery
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,480. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
This riveting murder/mystery and psychological thriller is the latest in the popular Detective Santy Mystery series. Female detective, Clarissa Santy, is assigned a case involving a teenage girl who has been killed and dumped on Ortega Highway. As she tries to track down the killer, she finds herself the victim of a stalker. Is he the same person who has been killing girls? Will she be next?
Nags, Sluts, and A Deep-Breasted Soulmate from the Shining City: Thomas Wolfe's Women in The Web and the Rock
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
I’ve always been a sucker for a good love story and was pleased to discover the best one in American Literature, in my humble opinion, in Wolfe’s long novel, The Web and The Rock. In that thinly-veiled self-portrait, Wolfe loves and captures the spirit of Aline Bernstein. In his extravagant rhetoric, he immortalizes her in his fictional character, Esther Jack.
The Summer of Love: A Trip Back to 1968
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,510. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This hilarious time-travel fantasy is about 2 sisters who are magically transported back to the 1968 Newport Pop Festival (an outdoor concert later described as “Orange County’s Woodstock"). Both sisters had attended the festival when they were teenagers. Despite of all the fun they've having, they're still plagued with the question, "How are we going to get back to 2014?"
Honeymoon In Savannah: A Detective Santy Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,640. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
While on her honeymoon in Savannah, Detective Clarissa Santy hopes to spend a quiet time with her husband in one of America’s most beautiful cities. She and her husband are both big fans of “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”, so they decide to make a pilgrimage to Savannah to see the sights mentioned in the book. Her time as a tourist is short-lived however when a famous chef is murdered.
Chasing My Roots: New World Finally Meets Old World
Price: Free! Words: 810. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Do you love genealogy? If so, then this story is for you. Written by the grand-daughter of a Belgian immigrant who came to America in 1910, it describes her efforts to find and reunite with his family in Belgium after a breakdown in communication for twenty-five years. When she makes a pilgrimage to meet her relatives in the old world, they pull out all the stops and treat her like a movie star.
High School Reunion: You Can Go Home Again
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,080. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Once again, Danielle Dubois, a pretty woman who has just turned 30, plans to go to her high school reunion tonight in search of “The One Who Got Away.” She’s hoping to see Sandy, a tall redhead, who had given her a poem he’d written about her on their last day of school. One of her biggest regrets is that she let him go away without telling him that she shares his feelings.
The Missing Bachelor Farmer: A Nancy Keene Mystery
Series: A Nancy Keene Mystery, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,220. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Nancy Keene, a teenage sleuth, longs for the change in seasons since she and her father moved to Santa Ana, California from their home in upstate New York. She talks her father into taking a pilgrimage to Minnesota in search of fall foliage and Lake Wobegon and, while there, they end up as members of a search party when a bachelor farmer goes missing.
Murder At The Abbey: A Detective Santy Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,070. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
In this murder/mystery, a monastery in Orange County, California is shaken when one of its priests is murdered. Who would want to kill him? Tempers have been running high in Silverado Canyon ever since the abbey purchased land to expand on. Detective Clarissa Santy is trying to solve the murder, while she’s busy reintroducing her father to the world outside of prison.
The Ghost In The Plantation: A Nancy Keene Mystery
Series: A Nancy Keene Mystery, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,470. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Do you like Nancy Drew? Do you like New Orleans? This humorous and PG-rated story about a teenage sleuth especially targets women baby boomers who grew up reading and loving the Nancy Drew series. The teenage sleuth in our story goes on vacation to the French Quarter and what starts out as a sight-seeing trip changes into a murder/mystery when a docent at Oak Alley Plantation is murdered.
England in the Footsteps of Its Literary Giants
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
This travelogue explores the literary landmarks of England by visiting the birthplaces and environs of some of the best writers of the English language. In it, you will find the worlds of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, the Bronte Sisters, James Herriot, Thomas Hardy and William Shakespeare, to name but a few. One need not be an English Major to enjoy this book. All one needs is a yen to travel.
The Buried Treasure on Route 66: A Nancy Keene Mystery
Series: A Nancy Keene Mystery, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,640. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Written as an homage to the Nancy Drew books, this humorous and PG-rated "mystery" especially targets women babyboomers who grew up loving the series. This book's main character is a “teenage sleuth,” very much like Nancy; but, its protagonist has just turned 18, has a boyfriend, and is ready to move out of her father's house. Will her father "let her go"? Find out in the trip on Route 66.
The Tustin Chronicles: A Detective Santy Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,420. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
This murder mystery, about a daughter's search for the truth behind her father's murder, is an homage to the books of T. Jefferson Parker that describe crime in Orange County, California. Focusing on Tustin in the early 1970's and 1990's, this book brings back the bygone days of tractor showrooms; hippies and head shops in Laguna Beach; and a packing house called "The Sunkist Cathedral".
Death Among The Stacks: The Body In The Law Library
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,810. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Why did an Inspector from the Government Printing Office get crushed between two rows of electronic compact shelving? In our murder/mystery, written as an homage to Agatha Christie, everyone seems to have a motive.

Louise Hathaway’s tag cloud

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Smashwords book reviews by Louise Hathaway

  • Divine Designs on Oct. 28, 2013
    (no rating)
    This book is a great combination of my two loves: art and poetry. Thanks for offering it for free.