Friday, September 22, 2017

Tie Died by Kathryn Elizabeth Jones

I have enjoyed getting to know Kathryn through this blog post. Her book looks amazing. She's a practiced writer and enjoys her craft.

Kathryn was born in Redwood City, California, but moved to Utah when she was little. She’s lived in Utah most of her life. She has a very supportive husband and three daughters that are grown. She loves spending time with her grandchildren.

She wrote her first story when she was pregnant with her first daughter. At the time, she thought it was a great story. As she’s grown in her writing profession, she now knows that story was just a beginning. She says she still has it to remind her of how much her writing skill has grown.

Tie Died is a YA Mystery.

                When 18-year-old Brianne James discovers a murdered young girl at Montgomery Park – a 15-year-old who has been left for dead in the icy snow – there is only one thing she can do: search for the killer.
                Brianne has a nose for sleuthing. She can connect with people; even scary people like Jordan Elspie. She has the smarts to solve even the most underhanded crime, and she can solve it with or without the help of the police or her parents.
 When it comes to Conner Ryan, however, his unrelenting assistance is quite another story. When you’re in love with one of the hottest guys in school – who in the heck cares?

It took Kathryn about six months to write this book. She’s able to finish a project faster than she used to.

The main character, Brianne isn't a professional sleuth, but she might surprise you. Her parents are both detectives, so she has been a part of detective work for a while now. Still, Brianne has her own way of solving a crime, and doesn't take any lip from those who think she's not qualified.

Of the two main characters are Brianne James and her boyfriend, Conner Ryan, Kathryn says her favorite is Brianne because she’s sort of quirky, and has a pretty good head on her shoulders.

Here are the links to her blogs and the purchase of her book.



Kathryn loves going to schools to give presentations on book writing. She currently does two different classes. The first class takes everyone through the main elements of writing; i.e., characters, setting, plot, and, after an hour, they have an outline for their book. The second takes multiple weeks, where the kids get to create their own picture book.

Enjoy Kathryn’s mystery. It’s just right for a cold winter day, a soft couch, and a cup of steaming hot chocolate.


  1. Thank you! I have enjoyed doing this interview.

  2. Thanks for your review on this book. Since I will be released from out missioin, I may have more moments to read novels. I love to read a good novel and haven't read one for two years.
    I like that the author also teaches how to write; that's awesome.
    By the way are you writing anything right now? I have loved your books.
    This one sounds intriguing.
    Bessings and hugs!