Marlene M. Bell is Ewephoric about writing mysteries and children's books where she's able to use her personal experiences with sheep and farm everyday life into suspenseful crime fiction. She's an artist, as well as a wildlife photographer especially when it comes to sheep. Her landscapes grace the covers of many publications. From art and her love of lambs, Ewephoric Gifts, began in 1985 out of her desire to design her own line of sheep merchandise. Her Annalisse Mystery Series and Children's books are offered online and at the author's website: https://www.marlenembell.com.

Marlene and her husband, Gregg, reside in beautiful East Texas on a wooded ranch with their dreadfully spoiled horned Dorset sheep, a large Maremma guard dog named Tia, along with Hollywood, Leo, and Squeaks, the cats that believe they rule the household—and do.