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's fans recognize her from the award-winning International series mysteries: Stolen Obsession #1, Spent Identity #2, Scattered Legacy #3, and Copper Waters #4, her most recent release. Anna and Alec travel from New York across the oceans from Crete to Turkey, and Italy to New Zealand. Their adventures are habit-forming and filled with tantalizing scenic venues and murder, of course!

Marlene's next release is slated as a standalone unrelated to the ongoing series. That cozy mystery will launch in early 2024. Book #5 in the Annalisse series, follows soon after. Her books have won numerous awards, including the Mom's Choice Gold Award, Purple Butterfly, and Eric Hoffer Grand prize Short List for Marlene's highly rated children's book, Mia and Nattie: One Great Team! Based on the true story of Natalie, the lamb Marlene raised in their laundry room.

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