Who are the Married Authors?

Published authors Janet Elizabeth Lynn and Will Zeilinger had been writing individually until they got together and wrote the Skylar Drake Mystery Series. These hard-boiled tales are based in old Hollywood of the 1950s. Between the two of them, they have published 14 novels plus a couple of short stories. Their world travels have sparked several ideas for murder and crime stories.

This creative couple lives in Southern California…and they’re still married!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Here's the cover of our third Skylar Drake Mystery. 
Watch for the release in early 2017.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Last weekend, Janet and I spoke on a panel at the Ocean Park branch of the Santa Monica Public Library, Our subject was "Murder is Where You Find It." The panel of authors was made up of Alice Zogg, Lida Sideris, Janet and me; moderated by Carole Sojka. It was a great crowd and Karen from the SMPL was a great hostess to all of us.



Saturday, August 6, 2016

Presentation to Business class at Long Beach City College


Will and Janet were at the Pacific Coast Campus of Long Beach City College on July 27, where they spoke to an Intro to Business class about being novelists, and specifically married authors. We had a great time with Ms. Head's very motivated students.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Mystery Panel in San Diego

We appeared at the 
Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore 
in San Diego June 11, 2016 
with a panel of authors 
(with Sisters in Crime L.A.board members)
Next to Janet and me are:
Nancy Cole Silverman
Carole Sojka
Connie DiMarco

Local Author event-June in San Diego

Here we are (on the far right)
at a local authors event 
at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore
in San Diego last month

Saturday, May 21, 2016

California Writers Club of Long Beach

May 14 2016 we presented FINDING & BULIDING YOUR STORY 
"Location as Character" to the California Writers Club of Long Beach 
at the Ruth Bach Library

Janet and Will with Kathryn Atkins, President of CWCLB

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Janet and Will with Glen Erik Hamilton at Gatsby Books

We were joined by Glen Erik Hamilton for a reading/book signing event on April 23 (Will's birthday) at Gatsby Books in Long Beach.  We read and signed STRANGE MARKINGS and Glen read and signed HARD COLD WINTER. It was a great turnout!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Left Coast Crime - Phoenix February 2016


Janet and Will (far left) on a panel entitled - Collaboration: Art or Desperation? 
Also on the panel were married authors Bette & JJ Lamb, and Larry & Rosemary Mild

Janet and Will helped stuff 750 book bags for the attendees prior to the event.

Here we are at the signing table after our panel.