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Spotlight on comedy thriller author Rob Johnson

Spotlight on comedy thriller author Rob Johnson

It is a pleasure to welcome Rob Johnson to my blog today! He is the author of two entertaining thrillers and a time travel adventure. He has also released a travelogue about his life as an English expat living in Greece on an olive farm. Read on to discover why Rob does his best writing in the bath, how his high school English teacher planted the writing seed, life in Greece, and his books.   Please tell me a little…

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Spotlight on historical fiction author Vanessa Couchman

Spotlight on historical fiction author Vanessa Couchman

It is a pleasure to welcome historical fiction author Vanessa Couchman to my blog today! Her novels transport readers to eighteenth- and twentieth-century France and Corsica. The Corsican Widow, her second novel, will be released on May 10. Take a moment to learn more about the importance of setting and historical research, singing in a Baroque choir, and life as an English expat in rural France.   Please tell me a little bit about yourself, your books and writing career….

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Spotlight On author and book blogger Jessie Cahalin

Spotlight On author and book blogger Jessie Cahalin

It is a pleasure to welcome Jessie Cahalin to my blog today! Many in the book community know her as the creator of the fabulous Books in my Handbag blog. She is also the proud author of You Can’t Go It Alone, a heart-warming tale about the challenges women still face in society. Based on the early reviews, it sounds like a funny and inspirational read! I hope you enjoy learning more about Jessie’s passion for cooking and walking, her…

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Spotlight on mystery author Kait Carson

Spotlight on mystery author Kait Carson

It is my pleasure to welcome author Kait Carson to my blog today! Her adventurous series of mysteries transports readers to Belize, the Cayman Islands, and Florida. I really enjoyed diving and solving murders with Hayden Kent in Death by Blue Water (read my Goodreads review here), and cannot wait to read more of her work. I think fearless is a great way to describe Kait, an avid diver who survived a lightning strike and learned to ski while undergoing…

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Spotlight on author Stephen Bentley and Audiobook giveaway

Spotlight on author Stephen Bentley and Audiobook giveaway

It is a pleasure to welcome Mystery Thriller Week author Stephen Bentley to my blog today! His work as detective and barrister in the UK greatly influenced his writing. His novel Undercover: Operation Julie – The Inside Story is based on his role in one of the UK’s largest drug busts (and sounds like a fascinating read). Stephen has also provided two Audible promo codes for an audiobook giveaway! Learn how to enter (it’s easy!) at the bottom of this…

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Spotlight On Crime Fiction Author Anja de Jager

Spotlight On Crime Fiction Author Anja de Jager

I am thrilled to welcome crime fiction author Anja de Jager to my blog today! Her Lotte Meerman series is ideal for those who enjoy a good detective story as well as want to be transported to Amsterdam. Even for someone like me who lives in this city and knows it well, it was a joy to read and fun to see the city through her eyes.  You can read my review of Death on the Canal  on TripFiction. The…

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Spotlight On Historical Fiction Author Imogen Matthews

Spotlight On Historical Fiction Author Imogen Matthews

It is my pleasure to welcome historical fiction author Imogen Matthews to my blog today! Some of you may know her as romance author Alex Johnson. Her latest novel – The Hidden Village – continues to top Amazon’s Young Adult Historical Fiction charts. And well deserved! It a well-written, moving story of courage, hope, and survival. You can read my Goodreads review here. Today she shares with us more about her childhood in Nigeria, the power of creative writing courses, and…

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Facts in Fiction by mystery author Judy Penz Sheluk

Facts in Fiction by mystery author Judy Penz Sheluk

It is a pleasure to welcome Judy Penz Sheluk back to my blog! She’s here to share a bit of background about her latest mystery, A Hole In One, the second book in her Glass Dolphin Mystery series. The novels follow the investigations of amateur sleuth Arabella, an antiques dealer in Lount’s Landing. You can read my review of this enjoyable mystery on Goodreads. Take a moment to learn more about her latest release and the real man who inspired the…

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Spotlight on historical mystery author Harriet Steel

Spotlight on historical mystery author Harriet Steel

I am honored to welcome historical mystery author Harriet Steel to my blog today! Her novel Trouble in Naula transports readers to Sri Lanka and introduces us to her gentle and intelligent Inspector de Silva. Today she shares how a BBC competition changed her life, why Inspector de Silva is happily married, her interest in Lola Monetz, and the importance of setting in a novel. She also gives us a sneak peak of her work-in-progress – Fatal Find in Nuala –…

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Spotlight on historical fiction author Kathryn Gauci

Spotlight on historical fiction author Kathryn Gauci

I am pleased to welcome historical fiction author Kathryn Gauci to my blog today! She’s an English expat living in Australia. Before heading Down Under, she studied textile design, lived in Vienna and worked in Greece as a carpet designer. Not only does she lead a fascinating life, her novels also sound intriguing. I hope you enjoy learning more about Kathryn, her passion for art, and her books.   Tell me a little bit about yourself, your books and your…

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