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Month: June 2017

The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery​ is 1 year old!

The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery​ is 1 year old!

TIME TO CELEBRATE! The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery​ is 1 year old!   When I released my second novel, I had no idea it would be so well received, read by so many and positively reviewed so often. I am deeply honored and grateful! A year later, I am proud to release an extensively revised Second Edition of my art mystery. I hope the improved editing will provide future readers with an even better reading experience. I am also…

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Notes of a Naive Traveler Goodreads Paperback Giveaway

Notes of a Naive Traveler Goodreads Paperback Giveaway

Don’t miss your chance to win a paperback version of my new travelogue, Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand! Enter the Goodreads Giveaway now:   Goodreads Book Giveaway Notes of a Naive Traveler by Jennifer S. Alderson Giveaway ends July 25, 2017. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway   Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand “The ride back to Kathmandu was comfortable and relaxing. There were more overturned trucks (the gas-powered ones seem to…

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Ten Tips and Techniques for Creating a Sense of Place in the Reader’s Mind by Andrew Cairns

Ten Tips and Techniques for Creating a Sense of Place in the Reader’s Mind by Andrew Cairns

Today Andrew Cairns, author of The Witch’s List and member of Travel By Book, shares with us some excellent tips for creating a strong sense of place in your novels. Andrew knows what he’s talking about. Travel inspired his first novel, written fifteen years after a memorable one-month visit to the Ivory Coast in 1999. His experiences of growing up in Scotland and moving to France where he has lived and worked most of his adult life, are also worked…

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Travel By Book

Travel By Book

Do you want to trek the Himalayas, swim in the Mediterranean, walk along the French Riviera or hike the jungles of Peru but don’t have enough time or money? Travel By Book instead! Three months ago I started a Facebook group dedicated to travel fiction and non-fiction called Travel By Book. Authors of all genres are welcome to promote and discuss their work, and readers are encouraged to share their favorite reads. To my delight, we’ve recently welcomed our 200th member…

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Rosie Amber’s Book Review Team

Rosie Amber’s Book Review Team

I am so pleased to see two great new reviews of The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery, both written by members of Rosie Amber’s Book Review Team. Lizanne Lloyd writes: “The novel gives a detailed account of the large quantity of art that was stolen and how rightful ownership is carefully researched, which of necessity slows down the first part of the story, but there is also a compelling mystery which makes the rest of book a real page turner….

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Spotlight on mystery author Lucia N. Davis

Spotlight on mystery author Lucia N. Davis

Please help me welcome Lucia N. Davis, author of The Baby on the Back Porch and The Charm of Lost Chances, to my blog. We connected via a Goodreads author group because of her Dutch roots! It’s been great getting to know her, her expanding family and her mysteries. I hope you enjoy the interview as well.   Please tell me a little bit about yourself and your writing career. I grew up in the Netherlands, but now live in Michigan…

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Amsterdam: Family Fun for Everyone

Amsterdam: Family Fun for Everyone

Despite its reputation as Europe’s Sin City, Amsterdam is a wonderful destination for a family vacation. For starters, there are a plethora of free playgrounds and parks spread throughout the city you can let you little ones loose in. Most cultural institutions have created interactive exhibitions geared towards young children and several tour companies offer special family tours via bus, boat or foot. As a parent of an active six-year-old, I want to share three of my favorite places to…

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Introducing Amy Shannon, author and book blogger

Introducing Amy Shannon, author and book blogger

It is my pleasure to introduce you to Amy C. Shannon, book reviewer and author of over 100 published poems and stories. It is an honor to be able to help promote the June 9 release of her latest book, Fettering Shadows, which is coincidentally also her birthday. So happy birthday Amy, from all of us! I hope you enjoy learning more about Amy, her books and her book review blog.   Introducing author and book blogger Amy Shannon I…

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Family vacation in Little Switzerland: Echternach, Luxembourg (Part Two)

Family vacation in Little Switzerland: Echternach, Luxembourg (Part Two)

Luxembourg is a fascinating little country that is quickly becoming one of our family’s favorite holiday destinations. On our third trip to this tiny country, we choose to head south to the Mullerthal region, also known as little Switzerland. Echternach, the area’s cultural capital, was indeed the perfect place for us city folk to get back to nature for a few days and explore the hilly, forested region. In Part One of this post, I shared pictures and stories about Echternach. Today…

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Paperback of Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand now for sale!

Paperback of Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand now for sale!

Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand is now available as PAPERBACK on Amazon and Barnes & Noble!!! Yippee! And it’s already received four 5 star reviews!! “Rich and descriptive, it is the next best thing to being there.” – Janice J. Richardson​ “It did more than send me down the well worn path of Jane or Joe tourist, instead, it gave me an in depth view into the lives or ordinary folk I’d pass on the street of…

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