— This is part three of a series. The first two posts are Taking Up the Pen: Duo Releases Award-Winning Mystery and Taking Up the Pen: “Seeking Like-Minded Souls”. SQUARING AWAY query letters and final edits, Dixie and Sue were almost ready to get Shrouded committed to a publisher in November 2016 when they received unexpected news. The team was shaken. A mutual friend, an accomplished children’s writer, had died in the Hutto library. She hadn’t published her latest work. News …

— This is part two of a series. Find the original post here. REGARDING THE MYTHICAL MEREDITH LEE, Dixie and Sue are often asked why they chose to have a pen name that combines their middle names. Why not list two names on the cover of one novel? Dixie explains, “At some point we decided to create this persona. I’ve done some writing, Sue’s done some writing, and so this way we can preserve our individual work separately from our joint …

— FOR THIRTY-FIVE YEARS, they’ve been together. Sitting with each other in hospitals. Laughing until their sides hurt. Through funerals and festivities, Dixie Everett and Sue Cleveland have remained self-declared “super friends.” And now, they’ve written a book. Using the joint pen name Meredith Lee, a combination of Sue’s and Dixie’s middle names, the team published their first mystery novel in 2017. The story of a troubled graduate student who travels abroad, Shrouded details intrigue behind a series of murders connected …