Readers are LOVING Olivia Lively, P.I.

“Boasting a wonderful cast of characters, engaging dialogue, and visually descriptive narrative, this was a fun book to read, and I look forward to more adventures with Olivia and her friends in this delightfully entertaining series.”—Dru Ann Love of Dru’s Book Musings

“…a delicious debut—a fine romantic mystery… Olivia Lively [is] smart, fearless, funny… I so love this character that I long for a book series, a Netflix series, and her fully-stocked closet. Highly recommended for romantic mystery and women’s fiction fans who adore feisty female protagonists.”—Char Jones

“Give me a main character who can pick through someone’s garbage at noon, and be dressed in Manolos and Halston at midnight. . . the debut novel by author Shelley Burbank, is a thrilling and engaging read that weaves together the worlds of publishing and private investigation.”–K.C. Brote, Author of Love Lost on Cloud Nine

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Hi, and welcome.

I’m so excited to let you know that my debut novel, FINAL DRAFT: An Olivia Lively Mystery, was published by Encircle Publications in March 2023. I can’t wait for you to meet Liv and her friends (and a few enemies ‘cuz, mystery, right?) as they learn, laugh, and love in the arty, coastal city of Portland, Maine. 

Liv’s quite a character, and I had so much fun creating her. She’s flawed. She makes mistakes in her relationships. She’s running her own business, Lively Investigations, and succeeding at it. She’s on point when it comes to fashion. In fact, I wish I had her closet. And her fabulous apartment overlooking the city. 

When it comes to life, love, and authorship, the lines can get pretty fuzzy.

Shelley Burbank is a mystery and women’s fiction author and journalist based in Maine and San Diego, California. She’s a contributing writer to the Waterboro Reporter newspaper, and her short fiction has been published nationally in True StoryTrue Love, and True Confessions magazines. Regional and literary publications include San Diego Woman Magazine and The Maine Review

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