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Travel the World with TripFiction

Travel the World with TripFiction

It is my pleasure to welcome Bettina Hartas – aka Tina of TripFiction – to my blog today! TripFiction is an incredible resource for readers interested in books strong in setting. One of my favorite features of their website is being able to search their extensive database of fiction and non-fiction, by country! On their blog they review books and interview authors, as well as feature articles about locations used in fiction or how a place inspired a story. On…

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Spotlight on The Lover’s Portrait Audiobook

Spotlight on The Lover’s Portrait Audiobook

Boy do I feel blessed! Last week The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery​ audiobook went on tour and visited nine book blogs. I am so happy to see how well it was received by readers and bloggers! My heartfelt thanks go out to Dab of Darkness Book Reviews​, Turning Another Page​, In Patti’s Imagination​, AudioSpy and The Book Addict’s Reviews​ for posting excellent 4 and 5 star reviews of it. And also to T’s Stuff​, What Is That Book About​,…

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Giveaway time!

Giveaway time!

Giveaway time! To thank you for following along on my writing journey, I have a lovely grab bag of Dutch stuff for one lucky winner 😀  Seriously, I can’t walk by a museum shop without buying something, so I thought I would share a few things with you! One Grand Prize: ‘Whale shopper’ (lightweight, waterproof bag) from the Scheepvaartmuseum (National Maritime Museum) in Amsterdam Notebook covered in a drawing of the Keizersgracht and Herengracht made by Caspar Philips Jacobszoon in…

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Adventures and Memoirs – Travel By Book

Adventures and Memoirs – Travel By Book

Here is your chance to explore new destinations around the world without leaving the comfort of your home! Go off the beaten path with these travelers, expats and volunteers as you learn more about Nepal, Thailand, France, Spain, Egypt, Scotland, Greece, the United States and Australia! Featured in this post are non-fiction memoirs, travel guides and travelogues written by Paulo Abreu, Jennifer S. Alderson, EJ Bauer, Jill Dobbe, Margaret Halliday, Marjory McGinn, Nicola McGunnigle, Paul Russell Parker III, Gus Pegel…

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Tempering my potty mouth: clean version of Down and Out in Kathmandu

Tempering my potty mouth: clean version of Down and Out in Kathmandu

“Wow – you look like a librarian yet swear like a sailor.” When I was in my twenties, I heard this more times than I can count. Back then, I really didn’t give a …well, you know what I mean. Now that I am older, I don’t swear nearly as much as I used to. Though my idea of how backpackers talk and interact with each other was formed by my own experiences. And most of the backpackers I met…

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Rituals of the Dead audiobook available on Audible worldwide!

Rituals of the Dead audiobook available on Audible worldwide!

If you love mystery, history and adventure, Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery might be the (audio)book for you 😀 I am pleased to announce it is now available on Audible worldwide! Here are direct links for Audible US, Audible UK, Audible France and Audible Germany. Or search for it by name.     My audiobook was selected as a guinea pig for ACX’s new line of marketing ads. I am pleased as punch! Many thanks to the good folks at Audiobook…

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Summer Fun with Travel By Book

Summer Fun with Travel By Book

We have a fun promo for you this week, folks! Looking for a bit of light summer reading? Why not pick up one of these fabulous books and transport yourself to an exotic, possibly romantic and definitely fascinating location this summer? Featured in this post are beach reads by Caron Albright, Jennifer S. Alderson, Melinda Huber, Serena Kent, Susan Kiernan-Lewis, Katerina Nikolas, Patricia Sands, Scott Stavrou and Valeria Vescina. Travel with them (by book) to Australia, Costa Rica, Panama, Switzerland, France, Greece…

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Travel by Audiobook to the Netherlands

Travel by Audiobook to the Netherlands

Fancy a trip to the Netherlands? Whether you enjoy amateur sleuth mysteries, psychological thrillers or WWII historical fiction, these (audio)books are guaranteed to transport you to Holland – no passport required! All three authors – Anja de Jager, Imogen Matthews and Jennifer S. Alderson – have a special bond with the Netherlands and their descriptions of setting are sure to resonate with readers who have visited this lovely country before, and inspire those who have not yet been! Happy travels…

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Spotlight on artist and mystery author Rosa Fedele

Spotlight on artist and mystery author Rosa Fedele

It is an absolute pleasure to welcome the very talented artist and mystery author Rosa Fedele to my blog! Today is the release day of her second novel, The Legacy of Beauregarde, a fascinating murder mystery set Sydney, Australia in the 1990s. I loved her first novel, The Red Door, and can’t wait to get started reading this one. What makes both books even more special is that they are illustrated. You can check out (and even buy) illustrations from…

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Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand gets a new look!

Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand gets a new look!

I am proud to share with you the new cover of Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand! It features a photograph I took of one of my favorite temples, the Golden Temple in Patan. I hope you like it! My travelogue is available as eBook and paperback on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Google Play, Smashwords and your favorite online retailer. I hope it inspires you to visit new destinations – whether by train, plane or book. 🙂 Notes of a Naive…

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