Rolynn Anderson


Scandinavian, Army Brat, English Teacher, High School Principal, Golfer, Boater, World Traveler, Author. With her experiences, Rolynn Anderson is fairly bursting with stories about extraordinary people and amazing settings, real and contrived. Now add her competitive nature and her love of ‘the makeover.’ As a principal, she and the staff she hired, opened a cutting-edge high school; as co-captain with her husband on INTREPID, she cruises from Washington State to Alaska and back. As a writer, she delights in creating imperfect characters faced with extraordinary, transforming challenges. Her hope: You'll devour her ‘makeover’ suspense novels in the wee hours of the morning, because her stories, settings and characters, capture your imagination and your heart.

Smashwords Interview

What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I'm a hybrid, published by a small press as well as self-pubbed, which is why Smashwords works for me! My favorite marking technique is the face-to-face book sale. Selling with other vendors at a Christmas Bazaar or a winery, or hawking my books in a setting reminiscent of a given novel. For instance, I sold my book BAD LIES about an American woman battling it out on a golf course in a local golf pro shop. My biggest and most successful sale took place in Petersburg, Alaska, the setting for LIE CATCHERS. In this Norwegian fishing town I consider a 1920 unsolved murder and a recent death. I was interviewed on the local radio show and I earned a big article in the newspaper...mostly because I'd taken the time to learn about the town's history and conjure a mystery about it. I sold fifty-four books in three hours. A highlight in my writing career.
Describe your desk
Yay! I now have a converter which helps me stand up and write as well as sit some of the time. I have to admit, it's a strange feeling to be on my feet as I type, and there's no question I need to get a spongy mat for under my feet, but so far I'm feeling good about my choice. I'm surprised to find out I apply more energy to the creative process when I'm standing. I've been told standing some of the time is good for heart, but I chose to mix up sitting and standing because my legs began to ache within thirty minutes of sitting. Truth be told, my desk looks strange with my monitor high in the air, but I like it this way!
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Where to find Rolynn Anderson online

Where to buy in print


Funeral Planner Suspense
When their research upends terrible secrets about the dead, a boutique funeral planner and a hard-charging journalist confront danger and clash over how to protect the living.


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Fire is Nice
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,010. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A brain-injured FBI agent has her sights on collaring poachers in Sequoia National Park. She's forced to work with a ranger who has chosen the life of an isolate. Bone poachers pillaging Sequoia National Park will stop at nothing…even murder. Can these rangers get past their fiery relationship and smoke out the thieves?
Bad Lies
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,820. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Italy’s haunted caves spell danger for an American golfer & a NATO geologist
Cézanne’s Ghost
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,430. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Three young women from the U.S.A. vanish on tour in France. How does their American tour guide and the FBI prevent a fourth victim from disappearing?
Faint (The Funeral Planner Suspense Series, Book 3)
Series: Funeral Planner Suspense. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,300. Language: American English. Published: November 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
She’s an embalmer and he’s a blind forensic investigator, both freelancing for a small-town funeral planning business in California. A dead client goes missing, and investigating his disappearance forces them to confront their fiercely independent styles. When danger stalks them, can they blend brains, brawn and belief in one another to solve crimes and save themselves?
Fear Land
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,760. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
A small-college psychiatrist dedicated to healing anxious children, broadens her research to include PTSD at a major university. The problem: she'll have to work with adults, whose negative thoughts she can 'hear' as rants. She grows fond of a soldier and his son struggling with shades of anxiety, but her work and her mind-reading put them all on a collision course with corrupt foes.
Series: Funeral Planner Suspense. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,580. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When their research upends terrible secrets about the dead, a boutique funeral planner and a hard-charging journalist confront danger and clash over how to protect the living.
Series: Funeral Planner Suspense. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,520. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Jan Solvang is a boutique funeral planner whose dead clients refuse to rest in peace. Roman Keller is a hard-driving documentary writer, in complete control of his life and his stories, until he falls for Jan, a woman who trusts her dog, her faint-dreams, and her instincts more than she trusts him. Will the mayhem caused by the dead ruin their second chance at love?

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