After more than twenty years of working in the theater, Elena turned her storytelling skills to fiction. Her first novel, One Dead, Two to Go, launched the Eddie Shoes Mystery series. The third book in the series, Three Strikes, You’re Dead, came out April 1. Private Eye Eddie Shoes teams up with her mother, Chava, to fight crime in the Pacific Northwest. The series is set in Washington State, with Bellingham as Eddie’s home base. Elena lives in North Bend, Washington, on the middle fork of the Snoqualmie River. When she’s not scribbling mysteries, she can be found playing with her horses. She loves reading, writing, and the Oxford comma.