My name is Quenby Olson. I write books. And raise kids. And teach ballet. This makes me sound well-rounded and adroit. But let me assure you now, I am neither of those things.

I’m not sure there was a time when I wasn’t writing. Even though I didn’t become more serious about it until I passed my teenage years, I still remember playing in my backyard as a kid, creating stories while among the trees and then rushing back in to make “books” when the sun went down and it was time to go inside.

I have a tendency to jump genres, my work spanning across young adult, historical, dystopian, romance, mystery, fantasy, and probably everything in between. I have no particular favorite that I love to read. If it’s a good story, well-written, with characters and prose that draw me in, I’ll be there.

I have several published works, and many more in the works. My published works are:

Knotted (young adult)


The Half Killed (historical mystery)


First Position (contemporary romance)


All three are currently available on Amazon.

I also have several not-yet-published stories (some complete, some ongoing) stories on Wattpad, for your enjoyment.

The Firstborn

Sophia has sacrificed everything for her younger sister, Lucy. She has removed them from the only home they ever knew, taken on the care of Lucy’s illegitimate son, George, and even assumed the role of a widow and mother in order to erase all hint of scandal from the boy’s birth. But rumor continues to follow them like the darkest of clouds, and Sophia must adapt to her new existence as a false widow with no prospects beyond the doors of her small cottage. Lord Finnian Haughton will stop at nothing to prevent the slightest hint of scandal from tainting his family’s name.

When he learns of his younger brother’s latest indiscretion-one that leaves a bastard child in his wake-Haughton rushes across the country to offer the boy’s mother a comfortable living in exchange for her silence about the child’s true parentage. But he arrives only to have his generous offer thrown back in his face by Sophia Brixton, a sharp-tongued and sharper-witted woman who proceeds to toss him out of her house. But just because he is banished from her home does not mean he is so easily banished from her life.

The Bride Price

To save her family from scandal, Emily Collicott must marry.

Ruined in her first season in London, she is given no choice but to wed her father’s pick for a husband, or be cast out from her home. Emily agrees to marry William Hazlitt, a man she hardly knows. But William remembers her. Growing up as a tenant on her father’s estate, he admired her from afar, their lives kept separate first by class, and then by loss.

Emily seeks to begin a new life with this quiet man to whom she finds herself wedded. But the scandal she escaped in London soon finds her again, the very man who destroyed her reputation threatening to tear down the happiness she’s found with her new husband. To keep from losing everything, she must either make a deal with a devil… or learn how to destroy one.

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If you have any comments or questions, please drop me a line. I’d love to hear from you. Oh, and if you stop in to read anything, I hope you enjoy it.


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