Tuesday, April 18, 2017

O is for...Kevin Olsen #AtoZChallenge

O is for Kevin Olsen, of the Pismwallops PTA mysteries

In a nutshell: Kevin Olsen is a high school senior who plays a minor role in each of the Pismawallops PTA books. He plays football and gets his heart broken a lot.
Biggest Secret: He isn't much for keeping secrets, really. JJ finds it easy to get information out of him, most of the time.
Favorite Line: "But man, you know, I really liked her."

What do you serve when all you have in the freezer is an ice-cold corpse? 
JJ and her best friend Kitty struggle to hold the Pismawallops PTA together, and new volunteer Letitia LeMoine isn’t making it any easier.  But when Letitia’s strangled corpse turns up where the ice cream bars should have been, things get a whole lot worse.  JJ has to shoehorn in a search for the killer along with all her other problems: divorce, a 15-year-old son with his first girlfriend, a desperate race to complete the Yearbook on time, and her own tendency to get all wobbly-kneed around the Chief of Police.  JJ just can’t help asking a few questions.  But a loud mouth and insatiable curiosity can be a dangerous combination.  Especially when someone wants her stopped.

Amazon as Paperback or Kindle.
Smashwords (all ebook formats) 
Barnes and Noble for Nook or paper 
Kobo Store 
Paperbacks also in the Createspace Store!

Following the suggestion of fellow blogger and amazing author Jemima Pett, I'm doing a very simple A to Z with characters from my writing and the books of my author friends! I'm just posting a brief profile, sometimes a quote, and the book cover with links. Though you may also see some of my typical reviews (when I feature other peoples’ books) and the usual Friday Flash Fiction.


  1. What a clever plot. Every parent has been in a similar sort of PTA (are there any other kinds?) so this sounds quite appealing.

    1. I have been surprised that no one has a best-selling series about a PTA yet. Maybe the PTA moms are too busy to read them, and those who have gone past it don't want to be reminded!

      Honestly, though, the PTA does a lot of good, and can be a way into real service to a community (it led me to join the school board, and learn a lot more about how both the schools and the city government work).

  2. This sounds like a really fun character: light hearted despite having a lot of heavy things on her plate.

  3. Hi Rebecca - that sounds like fun - albeit gruesome murder ... but good escapism ... cheers Hilary


    1. It's all about the escapism :) I keep the gruesome element to a minimum, and the humor up front.


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