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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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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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Spotlight on historical fiction author Lesley Downer

Spotlight on historical fiction author Lesley Downer

I am pleased to have author Lesley Downer on my blog today! Her travels brought her to Japan, inspired her to learn the language, and eventually write historical fiction and non-fiction books about the country she’d fallen in love with. I enjoyed her novel Shogun Queen, a captivating and engrossing novel set in age of the samurai, and can attest to her extensive knowledge of the country and its history! Rich in detail, Lesley creates a world of princesses, shoguns…

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Spotlight on biographer Joanna Kafarowski

Spotlight on biographer Joanna Kafarowski

I am happy to welcome Canadian researcher and biographer Joanna Kafarowski to my blog today! She is so passionate about the Artic and explorer Louise Arner Boyd that even a beach bum like me has become interested in learning more about the North. I hope you enjoy learning about Joanna, her books, and love of anything polar.   Tell me a little bit about yourself, your books and your career. I’m a first-generation Canadian with a restless spirit and have…

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Spotlight on travelogue writer Richard Clark

Spotlight on travelogue writer Richard Clark

I am happy to introduce you to Richard Clark, an English journalist and writer specializing in travelogues about Greece. As Richard says, writing travelogues is “less stressful than interviewing actors, celebrities, sportspeople and politicians.” And it provides him with a great excuse to take more research trips to Greece! I can imagine, though those interviews also sounds pretty interesting. I hope you enjoy learning about Richard, Greece, and his books, as I did.   Spotlight On Richard Clark I am an English…

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Spotlight on historical fiction and mystery author Victoria Blake

Spotlight on historical fiction and mystery author Victoria Blake

It is a special treat for me to kick off the 2018 edition of ‘Spotlight on…’ by featuring Victoria Blake, an author I greatly admire. Her historical fiction novel Titian’s Boatman was my favorite read of 2017. (Many thanks to TripFiction for asking me to review it!) I also enjoyed her crime fiction mystery Jumping the Cracks, and look forward to reading the rest of the Sam Falconer series. She is the author of eight books spanning the mystery, historical fiction…

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Spotlight on contemporary fiction author Eva Pasco

Spotlight on contemporary fiction author Eva Pasco

Eva Pasco is an Indie author I’ve had the pleasure of knowing since I joined Facebook. She’s supportive, generous with her time, and a great author to boot! I am thrilled she is also a member of Travel By Book. I hope you enjoy learning more about her books, favorite reads, and addiction to fragrance. Happy Holidays, everyone!   Please tell me a little bit about yourself, your books and writing career. Jennifer, thank you for the invitation to feature…

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