Author Highlight- Meet Jolie Tunnell

Author Highlight- Meet Jolie Tunnell

Joyana’s Author Spotlight Series is Back! This month meet historical

cozy mystery writer- Jolie Tunnell!

Author Highlight- Meet Jolie Tunnell, a historical cozy mystery writer!

Author HighlightMeet Jolie Tunnell

By this point, I hope you all know how much I love building a thriving book community. My favorite way to do that is by offering new introductions to writers. So, here we go- this month’s Author Highlight- Meet Jolie Tunnell, a fantastic historical cozy mystery writer!

Jolie began writing as soon as she could hold a pencil, however she waited fifty years and five kids later before she finally began her career as an author!

Jolie launched her Idylwood Mystery Series in 2020 and is now an award-winning and Amazon best-selling novelist in multiple categories! Just goes to show, it really is never too late to follow your dreams!

Her books are described as containing mystery, history and a pinch of poppycock! And seriously, her main protagonist, Loveda Brown, is fast becoming one of my favorite cozy mystery detectives! 

Not only has Jolie recently released a new book, Loveda Brown: Hide and Seek, which is the eighth in her series and available on Kindle Unlimited! But, she is also kind enough to share a free exclusive copy of the first of her Loveda Brown books- Loveda Brown: The Boston Burglar. 

You can claim this offer by signing up for her Newsletter. This is the murder mystery that Loveda Brown had to solve before she left her hometown of 1911 Boston forever.

Now without further ado- my interview with one of my favorite Indie Authors- Jolie Tunnell, everyone!

Jolie’s Writing Process:

So, as stated earlier, Jolie knew she wanted to be a writer from a young age. She apparently even made her own handmade books as a child!

She states that her handwriting is atrocious so she will only write on her computer. Her favorite place to write is an interesting one. 🙂 She created her own desk area in her closet and writes in there with the door closed! She does this with a hot cup of Yorkshire Gold black tea with sugar and milk. 

Jolie’s Reading Life:

As most authors are, Jolie is also an avid reader! Her favorite place to read is curled up in her recliner with a quilt and cup of tea. 

Some of her favorite authors are Janet Evanovich, Rudyard Kipling, Sue Grafton, Jane Austen, William Goldman, Alexandre Dumas, and she loves The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux!

The last book she read was Betsy and the Great World by Maud Hart Lovelace. 

She likes spunky female characters and could see herself being best friends with Jo March from Little Women. She would also love to get stuck in an elevator one day with Lula from Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series and a tub of fried chicken!

Other Things About Jolie:

She is most fascinated by the year 1912 right now and the pioneer days leading up to the Progressive Era. 

Her favorite places to travel are New Zealand and Italy.

Her top bucket list item is to write 100 books! (I’d say she’s on her way!)

For more information about Jolie and her fabulous Loveda Brown series- you can follow her at

And on social media at

Jolie’s Full Author Bio– Jolie Tunnell brings the past to life in a historical mystery series with a voice all her own. Author, freelance writer, blogger, and professional mom, she lives in Southern California with her hubby, five kids, and a pear-shaped cat. Minus the murders, Idyllwild has been her summer retreat for years.

Cozy up with a cuppa and enjoy her mountaintop mysteries with a feisty small town community, hidden villains, and the unsinkable Loveda Brown. She offers readers a historical whodunnit with the flavor of turn-of-the-century Wild West.
Visit to find her blog, newsletter, sales calendar, and upcoming new releases!

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