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Spotlight on historical fiction and cozy mystery author Nicola Slade

Spotlight on historical fiction and cozy mystery author Nicola Slade

I am pleased to welcome historical fiction and cozy mystery author Nicola Slade to my blog today. Her novels have received praise for their humour and the characters’ eccentricity, as well as the depth and sensitivity of her writing. I’m glad she had time to chat before flying to Bellingham, Washington to receive a Chanticleer Award for one of her nine books! Today, this history and travel buff shares with us more about her work, favorite films and pastimes, as…

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Spotlight on historical fiction author Mary Anne Yarde

Spotlight on historical fiction author Mary Anne Yarde

I am thrilled to welcome historical fiction author Mary Anne Yarde to my blog today! She is the award-winning author of the The Du Lac Chronicles and the founder of The Coffee Pot Book Club, a blog many historical fiction readers are sure to already know about. In this interview, she shares with us more about growing up in Glastonbury, her favourite books, researching historical fiction, and her writing routine. Spotlight on Mary Anne Yarde Please tell me a little…

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Spotlight on mystery author Keenan Powell

Spotlight on mystery author Keenan Powell

I am delighted to welcome mystery author Keenan Powell to my blog today! She is here to share more about her Maeve Malloy Mystery series, the first of which – DEADLY SOLUTION – has been nominated for a Lefty Best Debut and an Agatha Best First. Congratulations, Keenan! Here is your chance to learn more about her books, interest in Ireland, and Dungeon and Dragons, as well as the importance of Alaska in her work. Spotlight on Keenan Powell Please…

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Caught between two cultures: how emigration influenced my writing by Lucia N. Davis

Caught between two cultures: how emigration influenced my writing by Lucia N. Davis

It is my pleasure to welcome mystery author Lucia N. Davis back to my blog. Today she is sharing with us a new article about her latest book, The Secrets of Sinclair Lodge, and how moving abroad can influence your fiction writing. Caught between two cultures: how emigration influenced my writing About fifteen years ago I moved across the Atlantic, because the man I fell in love with happened to be an American. I don’t consider myself an expat anymore—my…

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Spotlight on historical fiction author Jean Grainger

Spotlight on historical fiction author Jean Grainger

I am delighted to welcome Irish novelist Jean Grainger to my blog today! She is an academic historian turned fiction writer who specializes in contemporary and historical fiction novels focused on the twentieth century. She is also one of the contributors to The Darkest Hour anthology, a collection of ten novellas about World War Two Tales of Resistance. Her contribution, Catriona’s War, features an Irish woman who becomes embroiled in the French Resistance to Nazi occupation of France. I hope…

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Spotlight on mystery author T.G. Campbell

Spotlight on mystery author T.G. Campbell

It is my pleasure to welcome mystery author T.G. Campbell to my blog today. Her series documents the adventures of the Bow Street Society, a group of amateur detectives operating in London in 1896. T.G. also enjoys featuring other crime fiction and mystery authors on her blog in her The Writers’ Wing feature. She’s here today to tell us more about her novels and her latest release – The Case of The Spectral Shot, published this Halloween! Crime fiction and…

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Spotlight on author Scott Stavrou

Spotlight on author Scott Stavrou

It is my pleasure to welcome author Scott Stavrou to my blog today. Originally from Las Vegas, he lived in San Francisco, Prague, and Venice before settling on a small Greek island. He keeps himself busy writing fiction and non-fiction for numerous publications in America and Europe and was awarded a PEN International Hemingway prize for short fiction. In addition to writing, he serves on the Board of Advisors for Write Away Europe, where he is also a Creative Writing…

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Spotlight on women’s fiction author Pauline Barclay

Spotlight on women’s fiction author Pauline Barclay

It is a pleasure to welcome author Pauline Barclay to my blog today! She is a wandering soul who started off exploring the United Kingdom, then crossed the channel to spend time in the Netherlands, before settling in the Canary Isles. In short, a woman after my own heart! In addition to being a lovely human being, Pauline is a fanatic rollerblader, the author of six women’s fiction novels, and the founder of the Chill With a Book Awards. Please…

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Travel the World with TripFiction

Travel the World with TripFiction

It is my pleasure to welcome Bettina Hartas – aka Tina of TripFiction – to my blog today! TripFiction is an incredible resource for readers interested in books strong in setting. One of my favorite features of their website is being able to search their extensive database of fiction and non-fiction, by country! On their blog they review books and interview authors, as well as feature articles about locations used in fiction or how a place inspired a story. On…

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Spotlight on artist and mystery author Rosa Fedele

Spotlight on artist and mystery author Rosa Fedele

It is an absolute pleasure to welcome the very talented artist and mystery author Rosa Fedele to my blog! Today is the release day of her second novel, The Legacy of Beauregarde, a fascinating murder mystery set Sydney, Australia in the 1990s. I loved her first novel, The Red Door, and can’t wait to get started reading this one. What makes both books even more special is that they are illustrated. You can check out (and even buy) illustrations from…

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