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Month: February 2018

Interviews with BrizzleLass Books and Emma the Little Bookworm

Interviews with BrizzleLass Books and Emma the Little Bookworm

I feel so lucky to have so much support from the book blogging community! Huge thanks to Claire from BrizzleLass Books and Emma the Little Bookworm for hosting me on their fabulous blogs last week. I really appreciate it! Stop by their blogs to learn more about my upcoming release – Rituals of the Dead – and my award-winning second novel, The Lover’s Portrait. Happy reading!   The Authors Bookshelf Special Edition – Jennifer S. Alderson – Rituals of the…

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Spotlight on historical fiction author Kathryn Gauci

Spotlight on historical fiction author Kathryn Gauci

I am pleased to welcome historical fiction author Kathryn Gauci to my blog today! She’s an English expat living in Australia. Before heading Down Under, she studied textile design, lived in Vienna and worked in Greece as a carpet designer. Not only does she lead a fascinating life, her novels also sound intriguing. I hope you enjoy learning more about Kathryn, her passion for art, and her books.   Tell me a little bit about yourself, your books and your…

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Relevant History: the Colonial Origins of Ethnographic Museums and Rituals of the Dead

Relevant History: the Colonial Origins of Ethnographic Museums and Rituals of the Dead

[UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED – THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED!] Since Christmas, I have been busy editing Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery. I am thrilled to see the end is truly near! On April 6 my next novel will be released as paperback and eBook on Kobo, iBooks, Barnes & Noble NOOK, Smashwords and Amazon. The Colonial origins of many ethnographic museums inspired much of the story. You can read more about it on Suzanne Adair’s Relevant…

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Spotlight on historical fiction author Lesley Downer

Spotlight on historical fiction author Lesley Downer

I am pleased to have author Lesley Downer on my blog today! Her travels brought her to Japan, inspired her to learn the language, and eventually write historical fiction and non-fiction books about the country she’d fallen in love with. I enjoyed her novel Shogun Queen, a captivating and engrossing novel set in age of the samurai, and can attest to her extensive knowledge of the country and its history! Rich in detail, Lesley creates a world of princesses, shoguns…

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Amsterdam: the Perfect Setting for an Art Mystery

Amsterdam: the Perfect Setting for an Art Mystery

Amsterdam is the perfect setting for an art-related mystery, especially one in which the looting of artwork by the Nazis during World War Two plays a central role. My second novel, The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery, is about an American art history student who finds clues to the whereabouts of a collection of masterpieces hidden somewhere in Amsterdam, secreted away in 1942 by a homosexual art dealer who’d rather die than turn his collection over to his Nazi blackmailer. I can…

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Spotlight on biographer Joanna Kafarowski

Spotlight on biographer Joanna Kafarowski

I am happy to welcome Canadian researcher and biographer Joanna Kafarowski to my blog today! She is so passionate about the Artic and explorer Louise Arner Boyd that even a beach bum like me has become interested in learning more about the North. I hope you enjoy learning about Joanna, her books, and love of anything polar.   Tell me a little bit about yourself, your books and your career. I’m a first-generation Canadian with a restless spirit and have…

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The Lover’s Portrait is Chill with a Book’s January Book of the Month

The Lover’s Portrait is Chill with a Book’s January Book of the Month

I’m thrilled to announce The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery was chosen as Chill with a Book’s January 2018 Book of the Month! It had already won the  Chill with a Book Readers’ Award and special PB Award, awarded by Chill’s founder Pauline Barclay! January was a great month for my art mystery. I am deeply grateful to all of the Chill With A Book readers 🙂 And the verdict was: “Well written and well researched. I particularly enjoyed how…

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The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery Goodreads Giveaway

The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery Goodreads Giveaway

Don’t miss your chance to win two thrilling art mysteries! Starting today, Goodreads members will have a chance to win a signed paperback copy of The Lover’s Portrait! And don’t forget to enter to win Rituals of the Dead while you are there. Happy reading!   The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery When a Dutch art dealer hides the stock from his gallery – rather than turn it over to his Nazi blackmailer – he pays with his life, leaving…

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Travel By Book to Australia & Oceania

Travel By Book to Australia & Oceania

Get pulled into a world of shady anthropologists and Asmat artifacts in Papua New Guinea, join an Aboriginal woman on the search for culture and family, go WWOOFing in New Zealand, search for an ancient pyramid in Samoa, or pick up a travel guide to Alice Springs. Solve a mystery with an Australian immigrant’s tragedy woven into its centre, read a gripping thriller about a heart transplant patient, savor a poignant novel about missed chances, or read about the true…

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Goodreads Giveaway For Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery

Goodreads Giveaway For Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery

Here’s your chance to win a paperback copy my latest thriller, Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery on Goodreads! Be one of the first to read book three in the Adventures of Zelda Richardson series – enter today! Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery Zelda Richardson’s back and embroiled in another exciting art mystery. This time she’s working at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam on an exhibition of bis poles from the Asmat region of Papua New Guinea – the…

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