E.J. Kindred is a retired Oregon attorney
who is delighted to have substituted writing mysteries
for writing contracts. She’s always loved to
write, and in her youth spent more hours than she’ll
admit writing “Star Trek” scripts and
bad wild horse stories. In Harm’s Way
is her first published novel, though her short story
“The Other Marie” appeared in Time’s
Rainbow: Writing Ourselves Back into American History
(2017). The “other Marie” was Marie Equi,
one of Oregon’s first women doctors, a crusader
for humane working conditions, an anti-war activist
who spent time in San Quentin for sedition, and an
unabashed lesbian at the turn of the 20th century.
E.J. is now hard at work writing Family
Secrets, the sequel to In Harm’s Way,
which again features intrepid sleuth Annie Velasquez
and her indomitable Grandma Natalie. E.J. hopes to
have the new novel published sometime in 2021.
When she’s not writing, E.J.
spends time with friends and takes care of her cats,
who take care of her in return. In addition, E.J.
loves to sew and make quilts, some of which she donates
to local cat rescue groups for fundraising.
The background quilts
featured throughout the website were all crafted by