Pirates! Pirate play with my older brother. That’s as close as I got to mystery as a child. Except trying to figure out what was going on in my family?

Normal? Did any of us have a normal childhood? Growing up between two brothers and in a neighborhood of boys, I either ran with the pack or found my private corner of books and paper dolls. Until my little doll of a sister came along.

Though I’ve lived on the East and West Coast, traveled abroad and the US for business and pleasure; I call the Midwest ‘home.’ Michigan born and bred, I now live in a small village in Wisconsin.

Early on, writing became my passion. As many of you readers know, it’s sometimes necessary to escape into someone else’s world. And, as many of we writers know, When things get tough, we either go crazy or go write.

I truly believe a bit of crazy is prerequisite to writing good mystery. That plus absorbing every crime show on TV and living with an imagination that sometimes scares me to death..

Now let’s talk about the great distractions, Crossword and Sudoku…

Uh-oh, I feel a story coming on — Little Squares?


Click  on my Blog and tell me what, besides reading a good Jessica Tyson Mystery, distracts you from your to-do list.

Short and sweet:
When not writing, Jerol shares her time with her husband, ‘The Critique King’, two lovely daughters and their families (yes, grandchildren), another stepdaughter and stepson and their families (yes, grandchildren), and a bird named Tonto. She has Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and Biology. Also enough credits for the Chemisty Degree, but a triple major wasn’t allowed. All those science years are of yet another lifetime. They come in handy when crafting a mystery chocked with medical and forensic info.

Recent Posts

NEW BOOK for 2017 ! !


I started the research and rough draft of this book 13 years ago.  We were looking for a home to buy and toured a house on Lake Koshkonong.

  • built on Indian Land
  • ghosts artifacts and all

The book came to life and then…

I went on a medical sabbatical for several years.

Now…….I’M BA–ACK!!!

You’ll delight in this page-turner as much as each person in the critique group!!

It’s chock-full of :

American Indian Stories
Romance  – – of course
And the return of respect and kindness to a community divided by fear and distrust.

Tell me your thoughts on the book and what’s new in your writing/reading world.
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