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L.J. Sellers

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in Santa Rosa, The United States



Member Since
December 2007


I write the bestselling Detective Jackson mystery/thriller series—a Readers Favorite award winner—as well as the Agent Dallas series, the Extractor thrillers, and provocative standalone thrillers. My 23 novels have been highly praised and have sold more than a million copies.

I reside in Eugene, Oregon where my many of my novels are set, and I'm also an award-winning journalist who earned the Grand Neal. When not plotting murders, I enjoy standup comedy, cycling, social networking, and attending mystery conferences. I've also been known to jump out of airplanes.

Thanks to everyone who participated!

I love reading all the submissions. I keep the names on file to use later for minor characters—because every story needs 20 or 30 names for witnesses, shopkeepers, and relatives.

Some favorite submissions that didn’t win are:

Dillon Maddox (which I’ll use for the victim, because he sounds sweet)

Donald Jong/Jong Donald (because it made me laugh)

Bolder Malone (be...

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"While I was hoping for another Lt. Jackson story, Guilt Game did not disappoint me. Rox is the “extractor.” She rescues young people from abusive situations. This is an extremely well written book. It moves at a steady pace and I found it hard to..." Read more of this review »
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"The one thing that I simply love about LJ Sellers book series is that you feel like you really know the main character. Every book leaves you wanting more and this one doesn't fail. The main character Rox is genuine and good hearted and to me is s..." Read more of this review »
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"In this new series by the wonderful L.J. Sellers we meet Roxanne MacFarlane, known to her friends as Rox. She used to work for the CIA but left to become an extractor ( someone who rescues people from situations. whether they want to be or not.)...." Read more of this review »
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" I like your thinking, Mike! I miss Dallas too. Her character is so much fun to write. I'm rethinking the plot now.
" Hey, thanks! I appreciate your support! The new Jackson (#11) will be out in June. "
" Thanks for your interest in my work. I've already given away the two print copies, but if you're signed up with NetGalley, you can download an ebook. ...more "
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Stephanie Thank you so much for adding me! :-) I just discovered your books a few weeks ago and I have already read 6 of them. I am absolutely in love! Will there be any new Detective Jackson books soon? I just started the last one today and I will be super sad when I have nothing new to read!

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Mary McCoy-Dressel Hi, L.J. Thanks for accepting my friend request.

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Robert Thanks for accepting my friend request, L.J.

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Kris Neri Good to connect with you here.


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Gary Revel May the peace, joy and love of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you and in you always.

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Ivan Stoikov - Allan Bard Hi! Thanks for the add! Interesting page! Your works seem really interesting! Hope to exchange some tips, opinions in the future! Best wishes! LET THE WONDERFUL NOISE OF THE SEA ALWAYS SOUNDS IN YOUR EARS! (a greeting of the water dragons' hunters - my Tale Of The Rock Pieces).

Sherrida Woodley Thanks for "connecting." I just read your 10-steps to better writing. Like following a story that's interesting and always worth re-reading. Glad to hear from you.

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L.J. Paula wrote: "Hi L.J.:

Nice to meet you. I like you already, being a July 3 baby. Tom Cruise shares our birthday too.

Nice to meet you (and we have the same birthday - July 3rd!). -Paula


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Paula Margulies Hi L.J.:

Nice to meet you (and we have the same birthday - July 3rd!). -Paula


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Ida Plassay Thank you for the friendship here,L.j!

Have a great weekend!


Bradley Hello der, I hope you are having a good day! =)


Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Hello, just passing through to say hello! Look forward to being your friend here! Best Wishes!

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