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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!
Sinterklaas has arrived in the Netherlands!

Sinterklaas has arrived in the Netherlands!

While my American friends and family are preparing for Thanksgiving, here in the Netherlands our ‘Christmas’ has already begun! On Saturday November 18, Sinterklaas and his helpers (Pietjes) arrived by steamboat after a grueling trip across the rough seas. We know how difficult his week-long trip from Spain was because a special ‘Sinterklaasjournal’ – a fifteen minute news program for kids – is broadcast every night on national television, bringing us the highs and lows of his long and arduous…

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Interview with M.P. Tonnesen: Desert Skies, Rebel Souls Blog Tour

Interview with M.P. Tonnesen: Desert Skies, Rebel Souls Blog Tour

It is my pleasure to introduce you to travel romance author Michelle Tonnesen on the last day of her Desert Skies, Rebel Souls blog tour. I’ve had a chance to read her lovely novel and really enjoyed the story and locations. Take a moment to learn more about Michelle before reading my review.   Please tell me a little bit about yourself, your books and writing career. I learned to read and write at the age of four – I…

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Paperback giveaway exclusive for newsletter subscribers

Paperback giveaway exclusive for newsletter subscribers

Hey, readers! I’ve got a giveaway going on – exclusive for newsletter subscribers 🙂 Now is your chance to win a signed paperback copy of one of my mysteries – plus a bit of swag. My travel and art-inspired thrillers make great presents for your friends, family or yourself! Subscribe to my newsletter now to find out how to enter!  The contest is open internationally. The winners will be chosen on Saturday December 2, 2017. Don’t delay! One lucky reader will…

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Restitution of Nazi-Looted Artwork after World War Two: A Dutch Perspective

Restitution of Nazi-Looted Artwork after World War Two: A Dutch Perspective

Before moving to Amsterdam, I knew very little about the restitution of artwork stolen by the Nazis during World War Two, a topic that plays a central role in my novel, The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery. Sure, I’d read about controversial cases in newspapers and wondered why museums didn’t hand over the artwork immediately when legitimate claimants appeared on the scene, but also why it took the relative of the legal owner so long to submit a claim. Only…

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Interesting and Obscure World War Two References in Literature

Interesting and Obscure World War Two References in Literature

My second novel, The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery, is an amateur sleuth mystery describing the plight of homosexuals and Jewish artists in Europe during World War II, as well as the complexities inherent to the restitution of artwork stolen by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s. Before writing it, I read a number of very interesting and somewhat obscure reference books and articles to help me better understand this complex period in European history. I’ve seen several Goodreads…

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November 11 is Sint Maarten

November 11 is Sint Maarten

Last night, Dutch streets were lit up by hundreds of children carrying lamps, in search of candy. November 11 is Sint Maarten, or Saint Martin’s Day. Officially, it’s the feast day of Saint Martin of Tours, a Bishop who was a patron of the poor. One of his more famous acts was cutting his cloak in half and giving it to a beggar. Nowadays, it is a day for children – often dressed up as little bishops, Spiderman or whatever…

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Spotlight on thriller author Joni Dee

Spotlight on thriller author Joni Dee

It is my pleasure to welcome Joni Dee, author of And the Wolf Shall Dwell, to my blog today! He’s one of the many talented mystery and thriller authors participating in Mystery Thriller Week in February of 2018. You can sign up now as a Super Fan to be kept abreast of giveaways, interviews and special sales before and during the event. But first, take a moment to learn more about this versatile writer, his debut novel and BookGobbler.  …

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Desert Skies, Rebel Souls blog tour

Desert Skies, Rebel Souls blog tour

I am so excited to be taking part (as host) in my first blog tour! It’s my pleasure to help Michelle Tonnesen promote her latest release – Desert Skies, Rebel Souls. Check back here on November 18 to read a fascinating interview with the author and read my review. Don’t forget to check out the other stops on her tour, starting tomorrow.   A journey into the unknown. A rebellion against family, culture and society. A love against all odds. From…

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Travel By Book to North America

Travel By Book to North America

Solve a mystery in a Canadian funeral home, see the Hawaiian Islands through the eyes of an Siberian Husky, search for a killer among the coral reefs, aspire to write a romance novel or discover hidden secrets in an old cabin in the Northern Cascades. Travel along with an audacious polar explorer, enjoy a high-paced adventure across the USA, solve a mystery in an old family-run inn in Maine or find a serial killer in Colorado. Discover how fun retirement…

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Serve, Protect, Bury: true-life adventures and moments of epiphany

Serve, Protect, Bury: true-life adventures and moments of epiphany

I am thrilled to share with you today a new box set entitled Serve, Protect, Bury. It contains three memoirs about the true-life adventures of real women throughout their training and careers—Police Academy, Fire Department, and Funeral Service. Three strong women who refused to allow any obstacle or person to stop them from achieving their goals. I asked authors Janice J. Richardson, Suzie Ivy and Laurie Loveman to share with us their moments of epiphany which lead to their changing…

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