Ashland, Or.  February 3, 2012

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LJ Sellers, Eugene Thriller Writer Provokes Controversy



Eugene author LJ Sellers will launch the 2012 Ashland Mystery season, with a visit to Bookwagon New and Used Books on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 6p. Bookwagon is at 1652 Ashland Street in Ashland, Oregon. She'll also present at the ePublishing Mystery and Crime Fiction Workshop on Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 12n-4p at the Ashland Branch of the Jackson County Library Service, 410 Siskiyou Blvd. in Ashland, Oregon.


LJ Sellers printed The Sex Club in 2007. It was a controversial thriller that opened with the bombing of a birth control clinic, a young woman dead in a dumpster and, as Sellers says, a Bible study group that shared more than Good News. Who knew that Sellers’ first quiet effort would be followed by a series so successful that she can now write full time. 

The Sex Club was a written as a stand alone, and introduced Detective Jackson, an investigator that's stood the test of the series. Secrets to Die For (2008) dealt with a serial rapist, Thrilled to Death (2009) with society secrets, Passions of the Dead (2010) with home invasion and blackmail, Dying for Justice (2011) with police corruption and Liars, Cheaters and Thieves (2011) with con guys too beguiling to resist. Sellers' many fans now expect a new Detective Jackson thriller year after year, and year after year, Sellers obliges.


A former journalist, Sellers sets her thrillers in her home town, Eugene, Oregon, making her writing personal and compelling. The haunts of this Oregon university town are familiar, adding elements of fear and suspense that are barely contained as the pages of the thrillers fly by.


"The author’s expertise in creating deeply human characters is again much in evidence, together with a plot that keeps picking up speed as it hurtles to an ending that, quite literally, sent chills up and down my back and arms, and just as that was settling down, the ending had me again in goosebumps.”



Sellers has a big following in both the print and the electronic worlds and understands the value and importance of earned media. She's been blogging regularly since 2007, tweets frequently, has nearly 5,000

Facebook fans, is widely reviewed on Amazon and the web, and has successful print and eBook publishing programs.

For more information on the LJ Sellers' visit to Ashland, call Ashland Mystery at 541-552-0743 or visit For more information on LJ Sellers, visit her website at, friend her on Facebook and follow her Twitter stream.


The Ashland Mystery Readers Group also produces the cable access television show Ashland Mystery, rvtv noir, airing Wednesdays at 7:30 pm on Cable Channel 15 in Jackson and Josephine Counties.