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!

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

LitCrawl LA 2017 in North Hollywood with Authors from Sisters in Crime LA


Sisters in Crime LA authors: Nancy Cole Silverman, Anne Louise Bannon, Laurie Stevens, Janet Elizabeth Lynn and of course Will Zeilinger rehearse their presentation before LitCrawl LA on October 25th.


We all read parts from each others books.
How crazy was that?


The turnout was pretty good at BlastOff Comics in North Hollywood, especially when one considers the 100 degree temps and the second game of the 2017 World Series were the competition.

October 7 2017, Chicken Soup for the Soul Release at Gatsby Books


Janet and Will along with Andy Garcia and Denise Reich at Gatsby Books for the launch of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and the Unexplainable October 7, 2017


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Not a mystery - Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and the Unexplainable

If you notice, both Janet and Will are featured as 
contributing authors in the latest offering from 
Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Soon after we returned from our Scandinavian Adventure
we'll have this book appearance and signing
 in Long Beach, California

Monday, July 31, 2017

Married Mystery Authors Bring 
Hard-Boiled Detective 
to Albuquerque, New Mexico Bookstore

The Skylar Drake mystery series written by married authors Janet Elizabeth Lynn and Will Zeilinger have arrived at BOOKWORKS  here in Albuquerque.
Set in 1955, SLIVERS OF GLASS, STRANGE MARKINGS, and the most recent novel, DESERT ICE feature Hollywood private detective Skylar Drake, a former LAPD Detective and Hollywood stunt man. Drake tracks down killers in these hard-boiled stories. The Skylar Drake mysteries have been compared in style to the work of Ross MacDonald with the feel of Hollywood in the fifties. Mystery fans will enjoy following Skylar Drake as he faces all sorts of obstacles in his quest to solve the crimes.
BOOKWORKS is located at 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque 87107.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

June 11, 2017: El Segundo Public Library

Our second appearance of the day (June 11)
was at the El Segundo Centennial's 
Library Author Fair.
Our panel on the History of Mystery was
Brett Battles, Gar Anthony Haywood,
Richard Lange, Lida Sideris, Janet and me.
Our moderator was author Eric Beetner.

June 10-11, 2017: California Crime Writers Conference


A busy weekend at the 
California Crime Writers Conference 
in Culver City CA.
Here we (far right) are on the Social Media Forum 
with authors: Ann Bannon (Moderator), Vera Chan, 
Sara Chen, and Sue Ann Jaffarian.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

May 1st 2017 - Glendale Central Library Grand Reopening




The day after we returned from visiting two bookstores in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Janet particiated on a panel about social media and Will read from our latest Skylar Drake mystery, DESERT ICE.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Janet and Will signed their books at the L.A.Times Festival of Books on the USC campus April 22 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Janet and Will attended the Sisters in Crime Los Angeles celebration of the 30th anniversary of Sisters in Crime National. "THE  INTERNATIONAL MAGICAL MYSTERY TEA"

Here are Janet and the organizer author Diann Adamson.

 There was a great selection of teas, goodies 
and little tea sandwiches to nibble

 Will with author Linda O. Johnston

Monday, February 20, 2017

Thanks to all who came out to the book launch for DESERT ICE on Feb 18! 
Kudos to Sean at Gatsby Books who hosted us in spite of storm damage to his store. 
A special thanks to all who came out and helped us celebrate the event!





Thursday, February 2, 2017


Gatsby Books, 5535 E. Spring Street, Long Beach CA is hosting the author party and book launch of DESERT ICE on Saturday, February 18 from 3 - 5 pm. See you there!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Desert Ice is Available


To Pre-order or purchase, go to:
http://www.willzeilingerauthor.com
or
http://www.janetlynnauthor.com