Meet Coastal Crime Fest 3 Speaker Adele Gardner

Adele Gardner will share insights from her career as a writer and poet during the writer’s conversation panel at Coastal Crime Fest 3 on March 19.

Adele Gardner goes by her middle name to honor her father and mentor, Delbert R. Gardner—poet, scholar, and WWII veteran—for whom she’s literary executor. Her short story The Witches’ Bridge appears in Virginia Is for Mysteries Volume II and is her second published mystery story. The Adventure of the Hidden Lane appears in A Study in Lavender.

All told, Adele has had more than 325 short stories, poems, artwork/photographs, and nonfiction published in Daily Science Fiction, Legends of the Pendragon, The Doom of Camelot, American Arts Quarterly, The Cape Rock, and Magill’s Choice: 100 Masters of Mystery and Detective Fiction, among others. Her poetry collection, Dreaming of Days in Astophel, appears under her previous byline, Lyn C.A. Gardner. For more information about Adele and her work, visit her online at