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Historical Fiction Gift Guide

Historical Fiction Gift Guide

Let yourself be swept away to another time and place with these captivating historical fiction novels by Jennifer S. Alderson, Victoria Blake, Angela Barton, Vanessa Couchman, Carol M. Cram, Kathryn Gauci, Marion Kummerow, Imogen Matthews, and Angela Petch! These fascinating tales introduce you to the world of singers, theater makers, artists, and tapestry weavers in bygone eras, as well as those of ordinary citizens caught up in the horrors of WWII in the Netherlands, France, Germany, and Italy. Most of…

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Spotlight on book blogger Rosie Amber

Spotlight on book blogger Rosie Amber

It is a real pleasure to introduce you to Rosie Amber, book blogger extraordinaire and the brains behind #TuesdayBookBlog and #RBRT (Rosie’s Book Review Team). If you are searching for the perfect holiday read, do check out the plethora of book reviews listed on her website, in all sorts of genres. Books do make perfect gifts! Take a moment to learn more about Rosie, her passion for reading, why she started a book blog, and some of her favorite novels….

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Spotlight on author and artist Pamela Jane Rogers

Spotlight on author and artist Pamela Jane Rogers

It is my pleasure to welcome artist and author Pamela Jane Rogers to my blog today! Her gorgeous memoir, Greekscapes Illustrated, recounts her love affair with Greece and passion for painting. Take a moment to learn about Pamela, her new writing project, and life as an expat in Greece. Spotlight on author and artist Pamela Jane Rogers If you were packing for a long trip, which book would you take and why? Oh my! Only one? At this point in…

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WWII & Art in Fiction

WWII & Art in Fiction

In the mood for a fascinating thriller or historical fiction novel about art and World War II? Several of these thrilling reads involve amateur sleuths, investigative reporters, and art historians hot on the trail of missing Nazi-looted artwork – often with deadly results. Others provide a fascinating insight into the lives of artists affected by the war. If you love art and are fascinated by WWII, you won’t want to miss these captivating reads by Jennifer S. Alderson, Pamela Allegretto,…

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Introducing Art in Fiction

Introducing Art in Fiction

Today it gives me great pleasure to turn my blog over to Carol M. Cram, author and founder of a new website for readers who love art and culture – Art in Fiction! INTRODUCING ART IN FICTION A New Literary Website Developed by Carol M. Cram I’m thrilled to announce the launch of Art In Fiction (www.artinfiction.com), a new website for lovers of novels inspired by the arts. I’ve created Art In Fiction as a literary oasis that only lists books inspired by…

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Spotlight on mystery author Liz Milliron

Spotlight on mystery author Liz Milliron

It is a pleasure to welcome mystery author Liz Milliron to my blog! Many of you may also know her as a blogger for Mysteristas. Today she is here to share more about how she researches the settings of her mystery series – Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania – and weaves her own experiences into her characters’ lives. Be sure and let Liz know via comment where you enjoy traveling to most – either in person or in fiction! Location, location, location…

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Spotlight on true crime writer Kathryn McMaster

Spotlight on true crime writer Kathryn McMaster

It is a pleasure to welcome Kathryn Bax to my blog today! Not only is she a true crime author writing under the name Kathryn McMaster, she is also the founder of One Stop Fiction, a website designed to help readers discover reasonably priced books of all genres. Take a moment to learn more about Kathryn’s books, her extensive travels, expat life, her farm in Tuscany, and the inspirations behind her true crime series. Please tell me a little bit…

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Spotlight on mystery author SL Beaumont

Spotlight on mystery author SL Beaumont

I am thrilled to introduce you to mystery author SL Beaumont! It is a real pleasure to connect with another writer who shares the same passion for art, World War II history, and travel. I hope you enjoy learning more about her bestselling mysteries, life in New Zealand, giving in to the travel bug, and more. Spotlight on mystery author SL Beaumont Please tell me a little bit about yourself, your books and writing career. I write crime fiction and mystery…

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Spotlight on Geri Clouston of indieBrag

Spotlight on Geri Clouston of indieBrag

I am pleased to welcome Geri Clouston to my blog today! Geri is the founder of indieBrag, an organization that brings together individual readers and members of book clubs located throughout the United States and in ten other countries around the globe. “Indie” refers to self-published books, while B.R.A.G. is an acronym for Book Readers Appreciation Group. Their mission is to discover talented self-published authors and help them give their work the attention and recognition it deserves. Sounds great to…

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The Process of Writing a Historical Book by Robbie Cheadle

The Process of Writing a Historical Book by Robbie Cheadle

I am happy to welcome author Robbie Cheadle back to my blog. She’s here to talk about her foray into historical fiction writing. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t as ‘easy’ as she’d expected! Take a moment to read about Robbie’s fascinating process of turning her mother’s earliest memories into a captivating memoir. The process of writing a historical book When I embarked on the journey of turning my mom’s early years into a book, I didn’t have a plan. She had…

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