Gay Yellen: Finding Comfort and Joy In the before-times, the term “twenty-twenty” usually indicated good news. “Hey! Your eyesight is normal!” Or, “Wow! Your logic is clear-sighted!” This year, a not-so-good connotation arose. At the end of December, when calendar turns, twenty-twenty will forever signify our historic year of global pandemic. At our house, the […]
About Gay Yellen
Gay Yellen's award-winning writing career began in magazine journalism. She later served as the contributing editor for the international thriller, Five Minutes to Midnight (Delacorte), which debuted as a New York Times "New & Notable." The success of that book led to her first solo mystery, The Body Business, Book 1 of the Samantha Newman Mystery Series. The Body Next Door soon followed. Book 3 is set for release in 2022. The series has earned multiple awards: Readers’ Favorite Mystery, Chanticleer Mystery & Mayhem 1st Place, InD'Tale Crowned Heart for Excellence, and Finalist, Silver Falchion. Gay has survived a killer earthquake, a gun-wielding intruder, and an elephant's prodigious sneeze, which may explain why her writing is full of suspense, with a touch of irony and humor.
Entries by Gay Yellen
The twining path… Like a double helix, a writer’s journey can follow a twisty trail. One strand—the rational, professional one—involves studying the works of others, honing your own craft, unlocking a door to publishing, and eventually (hopefully) connecting with readers. The second strand can be an emotional mind-trip filled with unsettling questions. Is my work […]
Ever had and unexplainable, eerily paranormal experience? In honor of Halloween and El Dia de Los Muertos, I offer my spooky, true story. It began in the other-worldly parlor of a New Orleans psychic, the summer after college. I was making a movie there. As we finished the day’s shoot, the cinematographer invited me and another […]
I’m New Here. Is it Coincidence, or Fate? by Gay Yellen When two random and unrelated events combine to create something truly fun, it makes me wonder. How does this kind of luck happen? Is it just a coincidence? Or is it something more? Good fortune doesn’t come every day. When it happens, it’s definitely something to […]