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Month: April 2019

New cover for The Lover’s Portrait

New cover for The Lover’s Portrait

  My art mystery, The Lover’s Portrait, is getting a face lift! The new cover is going live on Amazon as I type this post. I hope you like the new look! You can pick up the audiobook, paperback or eBook from iBooks, Amazon COM, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, Audible US, Audible UK, Audible France or Audible Germany, AbeBooks, BAM or Book Depository.

Tiger Temple Caves in Krabi, Thailand

Tiger Temple Caves in Krabi, Thailand

This is one of my favorite photos of a trip to Tiger Temple Caves in Krabi, Thailand, simply because this monk is so into his work! And what a great space to work in… This trip to Thailand and Nepal inspired two books: Down and Out in Kathmandu and Notes of a Naive Traveler. Here’s a short excerpt from my travelogue about this cave complex: January 10, 2000: Krabi We also visited the interesting Tiger Temple Caves. It’s a series…

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Book Blogger Love

Book Blogger Love

Book bloggers are readers who love books so much, they feel compelled to share their joy with the world. How could authors not love them? I am truly honored to have enjoyed so much support from a plethora of wonderful book bloggers. Here is a growing list of those who have kindly reviewed or featured my books on their sites. I have about 30+ more to add, so bear with me! Here are a few to whet your appetite… they…

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WWII-themed Giveaway on Mary Anne Yarde’s Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots blog

WWII-themed Giveaway on Mary Anne Yarde’s Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots blog

Today historical fiction author Mary Anne Yarde is featuring my article about the restitution of WWII looted art on her Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots blog. Please do stop by and have a read. While you are there, you can entered the WWII-themed Giveaway to win an Anne Frank House bag and canal houses bookmark. Click HERE to read the blog post and enter the giveaway. Good luck and happy reading!

The Process of Writing a Historical Book by Robbie Cheadle

The Process of Writing a Historical Book by Robbie Cheadle

I am happy to welcome author Robbie Cheadle back to my blog. She’s here to talk about her foray into historical fiction writing. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t as ‘easy’ as she’d expected! Take a moment to read about Robbie’s fascinating process of turning her mother’s earliest memories into a captivating memoir. The process of writing a historical book When I embarked on the journey of turning my mom’s early years into a book, I didn’t have a plan. She had…

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Panama-Costa Rica border crossing and Holiday Gone Wrong

Panama-Costa Rica border crossing and Holiday Gone Wrong

Would you cross this bridge? Until recently, this was the border crossing between Costa Rica and Panama at Rio Sereno. One I had to cross over several times because of a visa stamp mishap. You can’t see the large holes in the wood from this picture, but trust me, they’re there. I took this picture during a wonderful trip to both countries. The adventures I had formed the basis of my short thriller – Holiday Gone Wrong. You can pick…

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Zelda Richardson Mystery Series is now live

Zelda Richardson Mystery Series is now live

Introducing the Zelda Richardson Mystery Series and Adventures in Backpacking series! Feedback from several wonderful readers has convinced me to split my novels into two groupings – the Adventures in Backpacking series and Zelda Richardson Mystery series. Down and Out in Kathmandu, Holiday Gone Wrong, and Notes of a Naive Traveler all fall nicely into the backpacker group. The Lover’s Portrait, Rituals of the Dead, and Marked for Revenge constitute the mystery series. While preparing to release Marked for Revenge,…

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Marked for Revenge is on NetGalley

Marked for Revenge is on NetGalley

Marked in Revenge: An Art Heist Thriller is now available on NetGalley! If you are a member, you can download a review copy immediately. Not yet a member? You can register to free. If you do read it, I would love to know what you think of it! Otherwise, you can buy your own copy in early May. More details coming soon…