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Month: May 2018

TripFiction’s 10 Favourite Books set in Amsterdam

TripFiction’s 10 Favourite Books set in Amsterdam

I am incredibly honored to see The Lover’s Portrait on TripFiction’s list of 10 Favourite Books set in Amsterdam! And my art mystery set in World War Two and present-day Amsterdam is in excellent company. 🙂 “Here are 10 of our favourite books set in Amsterdam – as rated by the TripFiction community and in no particular order. Come and join us on a tour of this fabulous city – both past and present. Novels by Jake Woodhouse, Jessie Burton, Anja…

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How Henri Matisse, Jan Sluijters, Edvard Munch, and Moos Cohen inspired The Lover’s Portrait

How Henri Matisse, Jan Sluijters, Edvard Munch, and Moos Cohen inspired The Lover’s Portrait

In my novel The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery, the character Lex Wederstein is a young, talented Jewish artist whose career is cut short by the Nazis occupation of the Netherlands. Lex is based on a real person, the Dutch Jewish painter Moos Cohen. Because I am an American writing about sensitive topics in Dutch history, I didn’t dare make up any historical events or characters yet based them all on actual events and people I learned about while conducting archival…

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Spotlight on comedy thriller author Rob Johnson

Spotlight on comedy thriller author Rob Johnson

It is a pleasure to welcome Rob Johnson to my blog today! He is the author of two entertaining thrillers and a time travel adventure. He has also released a travelogue about his life as an English expat living in Greece on an olive farm. Read on to discover why Rob does his best writing in the bath, how his high school English teacher planted the writing seed, life in Greece, and his books.   Please tell me a little…

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Spotlight on historical fiction author Vanessa Couchman

Spotlight on historical fiction author Vanessa Couchman

It is a pleasure to welcome historical fiction author Vanessa Couchman to my blog today! Her novels transport readers to eighteenth- and twentieth-century France and Corsica. The Corsican Widow, her second novel, will be released on May 10. Take a moment to learn more about the importance of setting and historical research, singing in a Baroque choir, and life as an English expat in rural France.   Please tell me a little bit about yourself, your books and writing career….

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Celebrate Spring with Travel By Book

Celebrate Spring with Travel By Book

Celebrate Spring with Travel By Book! Spring is finally here, which means school holidays and summer vacations are right around the corner! Whether you are already packing your bags or are still trying to decide where to go, let Travel By Book inspire you. Featured in this post are mysteries, thrillers, romantic comedies, historical fiction, and romance novels set in Papua New Guinea, the Netherlands, England, Germany, France, Spain, Australia, St. Lucia, India, Greece, and Italy. They are written by…

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Spotlight On author and book blogger Jessie Cahalin

Spotlight On author and book blogger Jessie Cahalin

It is a pleasure to welcome Jessie Cahalin to my blog today! Many in the book community know her as the creator of the fabulous Books in my Handbag blog. She is also the proud author of You Can’t Go It Alone, a heart-warming tale about the challenges women still face in society. Based on the early reviews, it sounds like a funny and inspirational read! I hope you enjoy learning more about Jessie’s passion for cooking and walking, her…

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