I'm Lee Karlis. I have always loved reading and writing...and listening to a good storyteller, especially if there's a bit of mystery woven in. Throw in a murder or two, and I'm hooked.


Although born a Hoosier, I have lived most of my life in New England. Having raised two now grown children in a 200 year old farmhouse in central Maine, (yes, we had goats!) I have since settled in the greater Portland area. I have a bit of a unpredictable history with boats, having owned two sailboats in my life, but luckily only sunk one vessel. And if you happen to see someone being walked by a slightly overweight yellow lab named Bailey, that might be me.  


After spending a fair number of years in public relations and fundraising for nonprofits, I changed course and became a full-time teacher and a part-time writer of cozy mysteries, thrillers, and nautical adventures.   

So grab a cup of coffee, or a glass of wine and dark chocolate, and send me a message. I'd love to hear from you!

Now back to my first draft of my first cozy mystery... Anyone else writing one?

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