Earlene Fowler
AUTHOR

Earlene Fowler

Greetings from a native Southern Californian!

I've been married 37 years to my high school sweetheart, Allen, who was born in Kansas. We met when we were fifteen. We don't have children, but are owned by a spoiled and extremely intelligent Pembroke Welsh corgi named Boudin. We call him Boo. Though I'm a native Southern Californian, my parents are not. My father was born in Colorado and grew up in a migrant worker family. My mother's family were cotton sharecropers in Arkansas. I've been writing since I was in my late-twenties. I published my first novel, Fool's Puzzle, when I was in my late thirties. I like to ride horses when I can (and luckily, have friends who own horses), walk my dog, travel with my husband, sometimes do scrapbooking when I have time. I have three sisters. I'm the number two sister.

I was named after my father and my grandfather. Both of them are named Earl. The first book I remember reading by myself was Curious George. I think it was the one where he went to the circus. My favorite fictional character is Old Yeller. He had courage and loyalty, two virtues I admire greatly. If I wasn't a writer, I'd love to be a dog trainer. Back in the 1980's, for a year and a half, I taught a weekly craft class at a retirement home in Covina, California. My youngest member was in her late sixties; my oldest was ninety-eight. Those fifteen women taught me way more than I ever taught them. I love strawberry ice cream and fried tacos. Together or separately. Doesn't matter.

Read more Read less

Best Sellers

    • State Fair

    • A Benni Harper Mystery
    • By: Earlene Fowler
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    National best-selling author Earlene Fowler delivers the 14th installment in her popular Benni Harper series....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • love it!

    • By Sheryl on 07-11-10

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Spider Web

    • A Benni Harper Mystery
    • By: Earlene Fowler
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Best-selling author Earlene Fowler has garnered critical acclaim for her Agatha Award-winning Benni Harper series....

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Tumbling Blocks

    • By: Earlene Fowler
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    With Christmas just a few weeks away, Benni's queenly boss, Constance Sinclair, demands that she investigate the death of a local socialite....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I love Benni Harper books

    • By Judy on 01-02-10

    Regular price: $30.07

    • Broken Dishes

    • By: Earlene Fowler
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Benni Harper is the spunky and spirited star of Earlene Fowler’s LA Times best-selling mystery series.....

    Regular price: $22.04

    • Sunshine and Shadow

    • A Benni Harper Mystery
    • By: Earlene Fowler
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    First Benni and her husband find her pick-up truck spray painted with insults....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too syrupy

    • By Sue Loberger on 06-17-08

    Regular price: $29.37

    • Delectable Mountains

    • By: Earlene Fowler
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Benni Harper, a curator of the local folk art museum and amateur detective, is the star of this best-selling Agatha Award-winning series....

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Road to Cardinal Valley

    • By: Earlene Fowler
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    In this heartfelt sequel, Ruby McGavin returns to Cardinal, California, with her brother Nash, hoping the fresh start will help him kick a debilitating drinking habit....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved it

    • By M. Pepper on 09-02-16

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Saddlemaker's Wife

    • By: Earlene Fowler
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    The last thing Ruby McGavin thought she would be doing after her husband, Cole, died was meeting his family....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Comfortable

    • By MEL T on 02-26-17

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Love Mercy

    • By: Earlene Fowler
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Nationally best-selling author Earlene Fowler won the Agatha Award for her hit Benni Harper mystery series. This poignant new novel is a multi-generational tale of reconciliation set in Morro Bay, California....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Felt like a hallmark movie

    • By Virginia on 05-25-13

    Regular price: $20.72

Are you an author?

Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.