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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 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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The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery is an Audiobook

The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery is an Audiobook

I am so excited to announce the release of my first audiobook!! The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery is now available on Audible, iBooks and Amazon worldwide! It’s already WhisperSync ready (meaning if you buy the Kindle version, you can pick up the audiobook for next to nothing). You can also listen to it for free when you sign up for an Audible membership. You can listen to a sample of narrator Carol Purdom’s smooth voice on Amazon, Audible com,…

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Spotlight on historical fiction author Alison Morton

Spotlight on historical fiction author Alison Morton

Today I am thrilled to welcome historical fiction author Alison Morton to my blog. Her series of alternative history thrillers set in Roma Nova sound absolutely fascinating! And her real life is as varied and interesting as her subject matter. Take a moment to learn more about the fictitious setting of her novels – a surviving piece of the Roman Empire ruled by women – and her own expat life in France.   Please tell me a little bit about…

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Spotlight on historical fiction author Robert Krenzel

Spotlight on historical fiction author Robert Krenzel

It is my pleasure to welcome historical fiction author Robert Krenzel to my blog today. I’m glad he was able to answer my interview questions; it sounds like September is going to be a busy month for him! On September 16 the fourth book in his Gideon Hawke series, Constant Thunder, will hit the shelves. And on September 9 you can chat with him at the Kansas Book Fair where he will be giving a presentation and signing books. He’s…

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The Man Who Fooled the Third Reich by Maggi Andersen

The Man Who Fooled the Third Reich by Maggi Andersen

Mystery Thriller Week brought me into contact with all sorts of amazing authors, including the lovely Maggi Andersen. She’s the author of twenty-four novels and several short stories, written in the contemporary Mystery, Historical Romance and Romantic Suspense genres. She’s even contributed to a non-fiction book about castles, customs and kings in Scotland! It is my pleasure to share her article about one of my favorite Dutch personalities, Han van Meegeren. Find out now why the Dutch love this art…

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The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery​ is 1 year old!

The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery​ is 1 year old!

TIME TO CELEBRATE! The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery​ is 1 year old!   When I released my second novel, I had no idea it would be so well received, read by so many and positively reviewed so often. I am deeply honored and grateful! A year later, I am proud to release an extensively revised Second Edition of my art mystery. I hope the improved editing will provide future readers with an even better reading experience. I am also…

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The Birth of a Novel by Pamela Allegretto

The Birth of a Novel by Pamela Allegretto

Pamela Allegretto is the author of my favorite historical fiction novel of 2016, Bridge of Sighs and Dreams, a captivating story set in Italy during World War Two. Her own experiences as an exchange student and expat living in the country of her forefathers inspired the characters, plot and beautifully described setting for her debut novel. It is a pleasure to learn more about its inception.   The Birth of a Novel By Pamela Allegretto The tutelage of my Italian…

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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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