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Author: Jennifer S. Alderson

Hello! I am the author of the travel thriller Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery, The Lover's Portrait: An Art Mystery and Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand. I love to blog about travel, art, museums, expat life and books. Thanks for stopping by!
The world’s first Homomonument turns 30

The world’s first Homomonument turns 30

On September 5, the Homomonument turns thirty! In the shadows of the Westerkerk is this unique and imposing monument which was erected to ‘inspire and support homosexual men and women in their fight against denial, repression and discrimination.’ It was the first monument in the world to honor homosexual victims of World War Two. The thing is, you may not even realize you are standing on the monument when you are there 🙂  Three pink marble triangles placed into the…

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The Power of Place by Mary Angela

The Power of Place by Mary Angela

It is my pleasure to welcome cozy mystery author Mary Angela to my blog today. She’s certainly still celebrating the August 15th release of the second book in her Professor Prather mystery series, Passport to Murder. Emmeline Prather, the series’ lead character, is about to travel to Paris for the first time – or so she thinks. Mary’s article about The Power of Place eloquently describes the feeling of arriving in a new destination you have longed to visit, only to…

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Travel By Book to Europe via Non-Fiction memoirs and travelogues

Travel By Book to Europe via Non-Fiction memoirs and travelogues

Explore the diverse cultures, delicious foods, historic sites and gorgeous landscapes of Europe with intrepid travelers, curious backpackers and artistic soul searchers! Included in this post are non-fiction books set in Europe and written by Travel By Book members Ronesa Aveela, Peggy Boyd, Pauline Conolly, Rebecca Hall, Rob Johnson, Daphne Kapsali, Ruth Livingstone, Roz Morris, Pamela Jane Rogers, Jeane Rhodes, and Paul Shore. Learn about Bulgarian mythology, the perfect walks along the Thames and the English coast, growing olives in…

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Spotlight on historical fiction author Robert Krenzel

Spotlight on historical fiction author Robert Krenzel

It is my pleasure to welcome historical fiction author Robert Krenzel to my blog today. I’m glad he was able to answer my interview questions; it sounds like September is going to be a busy month for him! On September 16 the fourth book in his Gideon Hawke series, Constant Thunder, will hit the shelves. And on September 9 you can chat with him at the Kansas Book Fair where he will be giving a presentation and signing books. He’s…

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Genre Identity and The Author’s Voice by Janice J. Richardson

Genre Identity and The Author’s Voice by Janice J. Richardson

It is my pleasure to welcome cozy mystery author Janice J. Richardson back to my blog! Today she shares with us her thoughts on genres, as both an author and reader. She is also getting ready for the August 19th release of the third book in her Spencer Funeral Home Niagara Cozy Mystery series, Grave Mistake. I’m looking forward to reading it! You can find more about it at the bottom of this post, along with my review of her…

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When God Created the World by Dora Ilieva

When God Created the World by Dora Ilieva

I had the pleasure of ‘meeting’ mystery author Dora Ilieva in a Goodreads group many months ago, yet only recently read her second novel, The Master. I was blown away! She’s quite a talented author who infuses archaeology and history into her story, and takes us on a tour of Eastern Europe to boot. I recently discovered the third novel in the Sam and Kossara series, currently entitled White Clay, will be released this winter. I can’t wait to read…

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Travel By Book to Asia

Travel By Book to Asia

Explore the diverse countries and islands of Asia with intrepid travelers, curious backpackers, soul searchers and naive volunteers. Included in this post are fiction and non-fiction books written by Travel By Book members Jennifer S. Alderson,  Tomasz Chrusciel, Jill Dobbe, Lesley Downer, Heather Hackett, Anne Hamilton, Dianne Noble, Aldo A. Quintana, Juliette Power and Michelle P. Tonnesen. Trek through Nepal and Pakistan with young children, work for three months in Shanghai, backpack through Cambodia and Vietnam, volunteer in Bangladesh or…

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Pride Amsterdam 2017

Pride Amsterdam 2017

Amsterdam is painted in vibrant rainbow colors this week! Pride Amsterdam kicked off Saturday night and continues until August 6. This is one of the most fun weeks to be here thanks to all of the celebrations, street parties, outdoor concerts and over-the-top outfits you’re bound to encounter when roaming around the city center. My favorite part of the week is the Canal Parade. Eighty boats representing a diverse array of LGBTQ-friendly organizations will sail through the city center on…

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Summer of Mystery Facebook Event

Summer of Mystery Facebook Event

Calling all amateur sleuths: the Summer of Mystery is happening this weekend, July 28-30! If you’re a fan of whodunits, you won’t want to miss this event and your chance to win some killer books (pun intended 😉 ). Play games, win prizes, meet new indie authors, and discover great mysteries for your summer reading. Two lucky winners will take home a copy of The Lover’s Portrait, my amateur sleuth art mystery set in Amsterdam! Stop by this weekend and…

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Last chance to enter Goodreads Giveaway for Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand

Last chance to enter Goodreads Giveaway for Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand

UPDATE:  The giveaway is over; many thanks to the 1,509 Goodreads members who entered to win a paperback! You made my day!   Don’t miss your chance to win a signed paperback copy of Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand! Head over to Goodreads now to enter (ends July 25).     And thanks to Anne Janzer for posting a lovely new review: ‘Engaging travel story; worth the trip!’ Can’t wait to begin your adventure to Nepal and…

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