For Immediate Release

Dear Editor,

Port Angeles, Washington resident and award winning author, Elizabeth Sims, has a new novel out!  In ON LOCATION Sims moves the action from Hollywood to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, 
offering the following possible angles for an interview:

- Ripping a main character from her comfortable environment to a new, dangerous one.
- Writing a book about backwoods logging and renegade loggers;
- How an amateur sleuth can literally 'act her way' out of trouble;
- Do humor and romance mix with murder and mayhem?
- How to write mysteries and get published with a big New York house.

Elizabeth, also a Contributing Editor at Writer's Digest Magazine, is a fun interview who loves to reveal inside knowledge on acting, research, and writing.


Publication date: August 3, 2010
Contact: Sarah Melnyk
Senior Publicist

Advance Praise for ON LOCATION

“Sims’ plotting and dialogue are brisk and sharp, and the characters of Rita and George—both interestingly introspective—raise this well above the genre norm. Crime fiction as smart as it is compelling.”

“Sims orchestrates the action--and occasional comic relief--for maximum impact, with characters you hope will survive to enjoy another day.”
—Publishers Weekly 

ON LOCATION: A Rita Farmer Mystery

Elizabeth Sims

Part-time actress, single parent, and sleuth Rita Farmer returns in Elizabeth Sims’ third novel in this stellar series following The Actress and The Extra, ON LOCATION (Minotaur Books; On-Sale: August 3, 2010; Price: $25.99).  

Can actress Rita Farmer use her Hollywood skills to change her identity and set a trap for the bad guys in the woods? 

Rita's sister Gina, working as a film location scout in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, goes missing, and Rita has no choice but to follow. Foul weather meets foul play as Rita and her stalwart friends risk their lives for the sake of truth--and love. Rita's son Petey, best friend Daniel, and off-again / on-again love George all shine bright in this one.

Reviewers have suggested that Rita is ready for her Spielberg or Coen brothers close-up.

Elizabeth Sims, a one-time bookseller, is also the author of the Lambda Award-winning Lillian Byrd 
mystery series, and a Contributing Editor at Writer's Digest Magazine. She'll be making 
appearances on the West Coast in October.

A Rita Farmer Mystery
By Elizabeth Sims
Minotaur Books
August 3, 2010

Sarah Melnyk

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