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News and information related to my second novel, The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery (Book Two in the Adventures of Zelda Richardson series)

Books in My Handbag

Books in My Handbag

Many thanks to Jessie Cahalin for including my novels in her fabulous Books in My Handbag gallery! As she writes, “every single composition sets the scene and tells a story. There are themes such as mystery, escapism, adventure and romance. The images demonstrate the fact that authors are fun story-tellers who absolutely adore a creative challenge!” Check out the hundreds of photographs on her blog. I’m also pleased to see the release of The Lover’s Portrait audiobook is mentioned on…

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The Lover’s Portrait is a finalist in Rosie’s Book Review Team 2017 Awards

The Lover’s Portrait is a finalist in Rosie’s Book Review Team 2017 Awards

The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery is 1 of 5 finalists in The Rosie’s Book Review Team 2017 Awards! I am honored beyond belief. The RBRT reviews hundreds of books each year. To be 1 of their top 5 already makes my art mystery a winner, in my mind  However, it would be wonderful to actually win! If you enjoyed The Lover’s Portrait, would you take a moment to vote for it (in the Mystery category)? THANK YOU!!    …

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Map Your Mystery’s Favorites of the Year & Interview

Map Your Mystery’s Favorites of the Year & Interview

I am deeply honored to see The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery was selected by Christine of Map Your Mystery blog as one of her favorite mysteries of 2017! Considering she’s read more than 250 books this year, I am humbled and excited at the same time! If you enjoy reading mysteries strong in setting, you won’t want to miss her reviews. Check out her ‘Reading Goals’ post to see her complete list of favorite mysteries. She was also kind…

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Indie Advent Calendar is back!

Indie Advent Calendar is back!

Every day in December you’ll meet fantastic new authors and learn about their books during the Indie Advent Calendar. It’s the perfect way to find gift ideas for those difficult to buy for people in your life. Or perhaps you’ll be adding things to your own wish list 🙂 Two authors will be featured every day and many will be giving away books, sharing excerpts and chatting with readers. I will be featured on December 20. There are plenty of…

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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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Happy Halloween! Costume fun and Giveaway season has begun

Happy Halloween! Costume fun and Giveaway season has begun

Happy Halloween everyone! We’re already back from our son’s children’s party and enjoying being inside instead of trick or treating in the rain 🙂 Are you dressing up this year? Share your costumes in the comments below! To celebrate the first of many holidays, I’ve set up the first of many giveaways 🙂 Amazon US customers can now enter to win one of three paperback copies of Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery. Click here to enter. Don’t delay, the…

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The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery is an Audiobook

The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery is an Audiobook

I am so excited to announce the release of my first audiobook!! The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery is now available on Audible, iBooks and Amazon worldwide! It’s already WhisperSync ready (meaning if you buy the Kindle version, you can pick up the audiobook for next to nothing). You can also listen to it for free when you sign up for an Audible membership. You can listen to a sample of narrator Carol Purdom’s smooth voice on Amazon, Audible com,…

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Three new interviews: Indie Publishing Group, Birds of a Feather Press and Wandering with Melissa

Three new interviews: Indie Publishing Group, Birds of a Feather Press and Wandering with Melissa

It is always an honor to be featured on websites and blogs dedicated to writing, publishing and travel. I am so lucky to have been interviewed by Ben Jackson for the Indie Publishing Group, Jay Artale for Birds of a Feather Press and Melissa Burovac for her site, Wandering with Melissa. If you want to learn more about me or my books, these would be a great place to start 🙂  Happy reading and travels, everyone!   Ben Jackson’s Indie…

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