Jayne Ormerod

What's New with Jayne?

"I write coastal cozies with a splash of humor"


"SORRY, WRONG NUMBER" is included in Virginia is for Mysteries, Volume III. Published by Koehler Books. Available 

        through your favorite book retailer either in print or electronic versions. 

"WAG MORE, BARK LESS!" has been accepted to The Big Fang anthology. Proceeds of the sale will benefit the Harbor

       Humane Society. Expected publication June, 2022.

GOIN' COASTAL is burning up the sales charts. This is a collection of two novellas and two short stories that all have two

        things in common: a coastal setting and a gruesome murder!  


KPC WRITERS: April 19, 2022, 7 p.m. "SO CLOSE...AND YET SO FAR: Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About

       Psychic/Narrative Distance but were Afraid to Ask." In person at Kempsville Presbyterian Church, 805 Kempsville Rd,

       Virginia Beach, or via ZOOM.

MYSTERY BY THE SEA, The Southeastern Virginia Chapter of Sisters in Crime: September 12, 2022 6:00 p.m. "FILTERING

       OUT FILTER WORDS: How to Clean Out the Impurities in your Manuscript." Location TBD.


March 5, 2022: Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival, held virtually. "Story Road: Crafting Big Stories in a Short Story Format"

     panel participant. Will be available on YOUTUBE in April.

December 11, 2021: Book signing at The Attic at East Beach​​​​

October 17, 2021: Book signing and book chat, Book Warehouse of Williamsburg, VA

August 28, 2021: Book signing and book chat, The Attic at East Beach

June 15, 2021: "Top Ten Tips for Writers", KPC Writers, via ZOOM

January 11, 2020: Mystery by the Sea, "Do you have 20/20 Vision for your Writing?"

December 21, 2019: Barnes and Noble book signing, Chesterfield Towne Center

October 1, 2019: Show and Grow your Prose at Gus and George's Spaghetti and Steak House 

September 19-21, 2019: Hampton Roads Writers Conference

May 3, 2019: CNU Writer's Conference, presenting "The Many Hats of the Writer"

March 9, 2019: Show and Grow your Prose at the Muse Writers Center

March 2, 2019: Norfolk Public Library Author Fair