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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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Yesterday Uncovered – 1940s with Jennifer S Alderson & The Lover’s Portrait

Yesterday Uncovered – 1940s with Jennifer S Alderson & The Lover’s Portrait

I am thrilled to be participating in Pauline Barclay’s new blog feature – Yesterday Uncovered! Pauline is an accomplished author and the founder of the Chill with a Book Awards. Her latest feature will shine a spotlight on a different decade every month this year. This month, readers can learn more about the inspiration and background research needed to write The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery. Here’s a teaser: What inspired you to write about the 1940s? While studying art…

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Exploring the Locations used in Rituals of the Dead

Exploring the Locations used in Rituals of the Dead

My latest art-related mystery, Rituals of the Dead, is set in Papua and the Netherlands – two nations on opposite sides of the globe yet connected by a colonial past.   Dutch New Guinea Dutch New Guinea – as the Papua Province of Indonesia was known until 1963 – was considered to be one of the last truly wild frontiers. The seemingly impenetrable interior and extreme weather, combined with rumors of headhunting and a hunter-gatherer lifestyle, enticed many explorers wishing…

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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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