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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)

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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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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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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The Lover’s Portrait and Rituals of the Dead are Amazon Bestsellers

The Lover’s Portrait and Rituals of the Dead are Amazon Bestsellers

It has taken a while for the shock to wear off, but I am so thankful to the thousands of readers who have found my books as of late! In early June, The Lover’s Portrait hit number 75 on Amazon’s Kindle list. It was also the number 1 Bestseller in the categories Historical Thrillers, Amateur Sleuth, Heist Thrillers, and Historical European Fiction in Canada, Australia and the United States for four glorious days. Since then, my art mystery and artifact…

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TripFiction’s 10 Favourite Books set in Amsterdam

TripFiction’s 10 Favourite Books set in Amsterdam

I am incredibly honored to see The Lover’s Portrait on TripFiction’s list of 10 Favourite Books set in Amsterdam! And my art mystery set in World War Two and present-day Amsterdam is in excellent company. 🙂 “Here are 10 of our favourite books set in Amsterdam – as rated by the TripFiction community and in no particular order. Come and join us on a tour of this fabulous city – both past and present. Novels by Jake Woodhouse, Jessie Burton, Anja…

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How Henri Matisse, Jan Sluijters, Edvard Munch, and Moos Cohen inspired The Lover’s Portrait

How Henri Matisse, Jan Sluijters, Edvard Munch, and Moos Cohen inspired The Lover’s Portrait

In my novel The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery, the character Lex Wederstein is a young, talented Jewish artist whose career is cut short by the Nazis occupation of the Netherlands. Lex is based on a real person, the Dutch Jewish painter Moos Cohen. Because I am an American writing about sensitive topics in Dutch history, I didn’t dare make up any historical events or characters yet based them all on actual events and people I learned about while conducting archival…

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Interview and audiobook giveaway on Stephen Bentley’s blog

Interview and audiobook giveaway on Stephen Bentley’s blog

I am happy to be Stephen Bentley’s guest this week! Over on his blog you can read his interview of me, as well as enter to win an Audible UK promo code for The Lover’s Portrait.   What are you currently working on? I am finishing up a short story about one of my protagonist’s earlier adventures, as well as flushing out the fourth full-length novel in my mystery series. The spectacular theft of two Vincent van Gogh paintings from…

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