When I started writing Dreams Never Lie, I never imagined that it would birth an entire series.  After we released it, my publisher told me he wanted a sequel, so Dreams are Forever was born.  Shattered Dreams is next.  Still under construction.

In my own personal reading, I hate when a book leaves you hanging, to be continued in the next book.  I won’t do that.  Each of my books is a complete story in itself.  It has a beginning, and an end.  The next book, is a completely new story, just using the same characters.  It also has a beginning and an end.   No cliff hangers.

Shattered Dreams 300dpiNow that The Color of Thunder has been released, I’ve worked really hard and now  Shattered Dreams is in the editing stage.   I had put it on the back burner for a few months but once I jumped back into it, the rest of the book just kind of wrote itself.   In this book, the antagonist is the one whose dreams were shattered.  I feel so sorry for her and what she went through, I’m really wasn’t sure how I was going to resolve the conflicts.

With Josh and Dodge both on the job trying to solve the mystery, she doesn’t stand a chance …or does she?

Shattered Dreams Available Spring 2020.


“I discovered your books through my dad, and fell in love with Josh in the Dreams Are Forever series. You’ve become my favorite author and I’ll never forget actually getting to meet you when you came to Arkansas to promote your books. I haven’t read The Color of Thunder yet, but I can’t wait to dig in. Love you Elsie!” -JAIA

‘“Another amazing story by Elsie Varn Harrell! What a great reminder of the gift available to all of us – if only we choose to accept it.” V. Green


Published by Elsie Varn Harrell

When Elsie decided to try her hand at writing a novel, Fire Light Fire Bright was born followed by Dreams Never Lie -which quickly became her publisher’s first Best-Selling Series. The Color of Thunder was published right between Dreams are Forever and Shattered Dreams. Elsie was born in Brooksville, Florida. Some of her fondest memories were swimming at Pine Island in the nearby Gulf of Mexico. Weeki Wachee Springs is where she learned to swim. In the early 1980’s, Elsie and her three children, Katie, Lisa G. and Jes moved to Texas. Shortly after moving to North Central Texas, Elsie met her husband Ronnie on a blind date and after a whirlwind courtship, they married in April 1987. After 34 years, they're still going strong.

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