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October Thrills and Chills with Travel By Book

October Thrills and Chills with Travel By Book

BOO! It’s that time of the year for lovers of thrills and chills to get their scare on. Here are a few reads guaranteed to raise your blood pressure and transport you to a fascinating destination at the same time. Whether you prefer creepy, blood-chilling suspense, adrenaline-fueled adventures, atmospheric ghost stories, tales of love and murder, or spooky mysteries that won’t scare the sleep out of you, we have the right read for you! Featured in this post are novels…

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Rituals of the Dead audiobook available on Audible worldwide!

Rituals of the Dead audiobook available on Audible worldwide!

If you love mystery, history and adventure, Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery might be the (audio)book for you 😀 I am pleased to announce it is now available on Audible worldwide! Here are direct links for Audible US, Audible UK, Audible France and Audible Germany. Or search for it by name.     My audiobook was selected as a guinea pig for ACX’s new line of marketing ads. I am pleased as punch! Many thanks to the good folks at Audiobook…

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Mission Museum Steyl

Mission Museum Steyl

At the southernmost tip of the Netherlands is a hidden jewel unknown to most tourists and locals – the Monastery village of Steyl. It is situated on a bend in the Maas River, across the water from Germany and close to the Belgian border.   Steyl Mission Congregation The village was founded in 1875 by Father Arnold Janssen as the home for his newly established Steyl Mission Congregation. The brothers and sisters of this Catholic organization built their own self-sufficient…

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Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery Excerpt – Visit to Mission Museum Steyl

Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery Excerpt – Visit to Mission Museum Steyl

Here is a short excerpt of my latest novel, Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery (Book Three in the Adventures of Zelda Richardson series). In this passage, Zelda and her friend Friedrich are visiting the Mission Museum in Steyl for the first time. Here are their impressions of this impressive collection. If you want to read my article about my own visit to this fascinating museum, click here.   Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery Excerpt Zelda followed…

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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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Sinterklaas has arrived in the Netherlands!

Sinterklaas has arrived in the Netherlands!

While my American friends and family are preparing for Thanksgiving, here in the Netherlands our ‘Christmas’ has already begun! On Saturday November 18, Sinterklaas and his helpers (Pietjes) arrived by steamboat after a grueling trip across the rough seas. We know how difficult his week-long trip from Spain was because a special ‘Sinterklaasjournal’ – a fifteen minute news program for kids – is broadcast every night on national television, bringing us the highs and lows of his long and arduous…

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Travel By Book to Europe (Focus on Fiction)

Travel By Book to Europe (Focus on Fiction)

Outwit Nazi soldiers in Italy, find a lost Dutch art collection, befriend an English jewel thief, run from a Russian spy, search for a missing artifact in Bulgaria, lead a double life as a Gestapo Commandant’s mistress, become a fugitive running from a European gang of psychopathic villains, and try to catch an elusive Greek underwear thief. Or embark on a secret romance in Corsica, create a new life among Van Gogh’s sunflowers in Provence, experience a Finnish-English romance at…

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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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MysteryThrillerWeek: Mystery and Thriller Passport Theme

MysteryThrillerWeek: Mystery and Thriller Passport Theme

Welcome to the first of four themed posts about Mystery Thriller Week, an annual event celebrating the Mystery and Thriller genres! Over two-hundred authors are participating in this global event. To help readers and authors better connect, a variety of themed lists – sub-categories of both genres – have been created. Today I’m thrilled to share with you fourteen books from the Mystery and Thriller Passport Theme, mysteries and thrillers set outside of the United States. Authors Anne C. Carmichael,…

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