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Dutch goodies bag + book giveaway on TripFiction

Dutch goodies bag + book giveaway on TripFiction

Here’s your chance to win! Take time out for yourself this holiday season and de-stress with this lovely Dutch-themed giveaway. You can enter my latest giveaway over on TripFiction’s blog. The goodies bag features Rituals of the Dead, the latest in an exciting series of mystery thrillers set around the globe. This novel is a dual-timeline thriller set in the Netherlands and Papua New Guinea. In this novel, amateur sleuth and art history student Zelda Richardson is working at an anthropology museum in Amsterdam….

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Travel by Book to Canada & the USA

Travel by Book to Canada & the USA

To celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday in the United States – and commemorate Canada’s recent celebration (on October 8) – I would like to share with you some great reads set in these two incredible countries. Take a break from the holiday stress and sail the world while surfing and smuggling drugs to Hawaii, solve a mystery in a Canadian funeral home, or find out how a quiche recipe sets off a baking rivalry in a Rhode Island mill town….

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Spotlight on historical fiction author Jean Grainger

Spotlight on historical fiction author Jean Grainger

I am delighted to welcome Irish novelist Jean Grainger to my blog today! She is an academic historian turned fiction writer who specializes in contemporary and historical fiction novels focused on the twentieth century. She is also one of the contributors to The Darkest Hour anthology, a collection of ten novellas about World War Two Tales of Resistance. Her contribution, Catriona’s War, features an Irish woman who becomes embroiled in the French Resistance to Nazi occupation of France. I hope…

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Spotlight on historical fiction author John McKay

Spotlight on historical fiction author John McKay

It is an honor to welcome historical and contemporary fiction author John McKay to my blog. A native of England, John served in the Royal Air Force then worked for Fire and Rescue before turning to writing. He’s now published five novels, one of which – Mosquitoes – was long-listed in the UK International Novel Writing Competition in 2017. He is also a one of the contributors to The Darkest Hour anthology, a collection of ten novellas about World War…

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Why drafting a new mystery is akin to a Choose Your Own Adventure novel

Why drafting a new mystery is akin to a Choose Your Own Adventure novel

Writing the first draft of a new mystery always reminds me of a Choose Your Own Adventure novel. This is a time of discovery, when I let my imagination go and try to envision multiple versions and outcomes of the same scene. Much in the same way the wonderful Choose Your Own Adventure series of young adult books by R. A. Montgomery, allows readers to determine the characters’ destiny by deciding what happens at the end of each chapter. When…

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Spotlight on mystery author T.G. Campbell

Spotlight on mystery author T.G. Campbell

It is my pleasure to welcome mystery author T.G. Campbell to my blog today. Her series documents the adventures of the Bow Street Society, a group of amateur detectives operating in London in 1896. T.G. also enjoys featuring other crime fiction and mystery authors on her blog in her The Writers’ Wing feature. She’s here today to tell us more about her novels and her latest release – The Case of The Spectral Shot, published this Halloween! Crime fiction and…

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Spotlight on author Scott Stavrou

Spotlight on author Scott Stavrou

It is my pleasure to welcome author Scott Stavrou to my blog today. Originally from Las Vegas, he lived in San Francisco, Prague, and Venice before settling on a small Greek island. He keeps himself busy writing fiction and non-fiction for numerous publications in America and Europe and was awarded a PEN International Hemingway prize for short fiction. In addition to writing, he serves on the Board of Advisors for Write Away Europe, where he is also a Creative Writing…

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October Thrills and Chills with Travel By Book

October Thrills and Chills with Travel By Book

BOO! It’s that time of the year for lovers of thrills and chills to get their scare on. Here are a few reads guaranteed to raise your blood pressure and transport you to a fascinating destination at the same time. Whether you prefer creepy, blood-chilling suspense, adrenaline-fueled adventures, atmospheric ghost stories, tales of love and murder, or spooky mysteries that won’t scare the sleep out of you, we have the right read for you! Featured in this post are novels…

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Spotlight on women’s fiction author Pauline Barclay

Spotlight on women’s fiction author Pauline Barclay

It is a pleasure to welcome author Pauline Barclay to my blog today! She is a wandering soul who started off exploring the United Kingdom, then crossed the channel to spend time in the Netherlands, before settling in the Canary Isles. In short, a woman after my own heart! In addition to being a lovely human being, Pauline is a fanatic rollerblader, the author of six women’s fiction novels, and the founder of the Chill With a Book Awards. Please…

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Interview on Fussy Librarian

Interview on Fussy Librarian

I am thrilled to be featured on The Fussy Librarian’s fabulous book blog! They regularly feature fascinating authors – Harriet Steel, Victoria Blake, Jershua Jones, Janice J. Richardson and Pamela Allegretto, to name a few. So I was obviously thrilled to be invited to participate! The introduction alone makes me blush (with pride): “Here’s a dare for even the most committed homebody: Read Jennifer S. Alderson’s author bio, let alone her published works, and just try not to get the travel…

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