Welcome to my website! Here you can learn more about me and The Adventures of Zelda Richardson series, watch book trailers, wander with Zelda through Amsterdam via Google Maps, and read reviews of my novels.

You’ll also find a short bio, interviews and excerpts of feature articles and guest posts I’ve written.

On my blog you will find information about travel, art, museums, writing and the occasional feature spotlighting a fabulous author, designer or book blogger.

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Don’t miss your chance to win a signed paperback copy of The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery on Goodreads! Giveaway ends May 16. Good luck!

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The Lover's Portrait by Jennifer S. Alderson

The Lover’s Portrait

by Jennifer S. Alderson

Giveaway ends May 16, 2017.

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The Lover’s Portrait: Art Art Mystery

“Gripping mystery…the suspense is intensely magnetic and the characters equally captivating.” – BookLife Prize for Fiction


American art history student Zelda Richardson discovers clues to the whereabouts of a cache of missing masterpieces buried somewhere in Amsterdam, hidden away in 1942 by a homosexual art dealer who’d rather die than turn his collection over to his Nazi blackmailer.

Available as paperback and eBook on Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble NOOK Kobo or your favorite retailer.

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Down and Out in Kathmandu: Adventures in Backpacking

“An engrossing and thrilling travel mystery that was hard to put down.” – author Jill Dobbe


An idealistic backpacker volunteering as an English teacher in Nepal finds herself entangled with an international gang of smugglers whose Thai leader believes she’s stolen their diamonds.

Available as paperback and eBook on Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble and Kobo, or your favorite retailer.

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Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand

Part cultural and adventure travel guide, part journey of self-discovery, this travelogue takes you on a backpacking adventure through Nepal and Thailand and provides a first-hand account of one volunteer’s experience teaching in a Nepali school and living with a devout Brahmin family.

According to Beta readers, this is ‘a must-read for those interested in learning more about Nepal and Thailand. (Expected release date: May 15, 2017)

Pre-order Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand now on iBooksKoboAmazon, Barnes & Noble NOOK and Smashwords.

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My novels are also for sale at several Dutch bookstores and gift shops: Caffe il Momento, Boekhandel Vrolijk, Athenaeum Boekhandel, The American Book Center, Reisboekhandel Pied a Terre, and the De Amsterdamse Boekhandel.