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Giveaway time!

Giveaway time!

Giveaway time! To thank you for following along on my writing journey, I have a lovely grab bag of Dutch stuff for one lucky winner 😀  Seriously, I can’t walk by a museum shop without buying something, so I thought I would share a few things with you! One Grand Prize: ‘Whale shopper’ (lightweight, waterproof bag) from the Scheepvaartmuseum (National Maritime Museum) in Amsterdam Notebook covered in a drawing of the Keizersgracht and Herengracht made by Caspar Philips Jacobszoon in…

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Tempering my potty mouth: clean version of Down and Out in Kathmandu

Tempering my potty mouth: clean version of Down and Out in Kathmandu

“Wow – you look like a librarian yet swear like a sailor.” When I was in my twenties, I heard this more times than I can count. Back then, I really didn’t give a …well, you know what I mean. Now that I am older, I don’t swear nearly as much as I used to. Though my idea of how backpackers talk and interact with each other was formed by my own experiences. And most of the backpackers I met…

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Books in My Handbag

Books in My Handbag

Many thanks to Jessie Cahalin for including my novels in her fabulous Books in My Handbag gallery! As she writes, “every single composition sets the scene and tells a story. There are themes such as mystery, escapism, adventure and romance. The images demonstrate the fact that authors are fun story-tellers who absolutely adore a creative challenge!” Check out the hundreds of photographs on her blog. I’m also pleased to see the release of The Lover’s Portrait audiobook is mentioned on…

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Indie Advent Calendar is back!

Indie Advent Calendar is back!

Every day in December you’ll meet fantastic new authors and learn about their books during the Indie Advent Calendar. It’s the perfect way to find gift ideas for those difficult to buy for people in your life. Or perhaps you’ll be adding things to your own wish list 🙂 Two authors will be featured every day and many will be giving away books, sharing excerpts and chatting with readers. I will be featured on December 20. There are plenty of…

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Paperback giveaway exclusive for newsletter subscribers

Paperback giveaway exclusive for newsletter subscribers

Hey, readers! I’ve got a giveaway going on – exclusive for newsletter subscribers 🙂 Now is your chance to win a signed paperback copy of one of my mysteries – plus a bit of swag. My travel and art-inspired thrillers make great presents for your friends, family or yourself! Subscribe to my newsletter now to find out how to enter!  The contest is open internationally. The winners will be chosen on Saturday December 2, 2017. Don’t delay! One lucky reader will…

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Twitter for Beginners

Twitter for Beginners

I am often asked by author friends new to Twitter what hashtags are and why they should be using them. Quite simply, when you tweet a message with no hashtags it is invisible to anyone not following you. And when you are just starting out, that won’t be many people. Twitter users can ‘find’ tweets two ways: searching for a keyword or checking their favorite hashtag streams. Yet the results are surprisingly different. Try it one time. For example, when…

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Staying ‘In The Moment’: One Author’s Adventure in Travel Writing by Jennifer S. Alderson

Staying ‘In The Moment’: One Author’s Adventure in Travel Writing by Jennifer S. Alderson

So far this month we have been introduced to three travel memoir authors – Melissa Burovac, Jill Dobbe and Anne Hamilton – and their unique stories. It has been a pleasure reading about their journeys and how their travels influenced their writing. The rest of the month I will feature articles by former and current expats and authors Beth Green, Annika Milisc-Stanley and Pamela Allegretto here on my blog. Today I want to share my own story about how I…

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MTW 2017 Wrap Up and Hello MTW 2018!

MTW 2017 Wrap Up and Hello MTW 2018!

Participating in Mystery Thriller Week 2017 has been an amazing experience. I’ve seen an increase in the sales of both of my books, have collaborated and cross-promoted with fabulous authors writing in similar sub-genres, and have picked up a plethora of new and effective marketing tips. Best of all, I have connected with a supportive and generous community of mystery and thriller authors I wouldn’t have ‘met’ otherwise and have reached a new, broader base of readers and reviewers I…

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The Displaced Nation’s Top 36 Fiction Picks: books for, by and about expats and other global creatives in 2016

The Displaced Nation’s Top 36 Fiction Picks: books for, by and about expats and other global creatives in 2016

I’m honored beyond belief to see my second novel, The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery, included in The Displaced Nation’s yearly roundup of recommended books for, by, and about expats and other global creatives! Read their list of 36 top fiction picks for 2016 and find a new title or two to read: Top 60 books for, by & about expats and other global creatives in 2016 (1/2) Posted by ML Awanohara on February 25, 2017 “Are bookworms like earth worms: do…

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Mystery Thriller Week update

Mystery Thriller Week update

Mystery Thriller Week has turned out to be the most productive, collaborative event I’ve ever participated in! Many thanks to Vicki Goodwin, Benjamin Thomas and Sherrie Marshall Spitz for organizing such an amazing event! I’m so glad you invited me to participate this year and can’t wait for 2018. If you are an author or blogger who is interested in participating next year, you can sign up on their website now.   Reviews of The Lover’s Portrait and Down and…

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