Guest post on Women Writers, Women’s Books

How Archival Research added Texture to my Novel

I’m so excited to see an article I’ve written about the historical research I conducted while writing The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery, now featured on the front page of the amazing online magazine, Women Writers, Women’s Books! What an honor!

I’d love to hear what you think of the article, and what your responses are to the questions I pose at the end of the article:

“Fellow authors, do you conduct archival research in order to add texture to your fiction? Readers, do you expect fiction to be well-researched, or are you just as happy to step into a completely fictitious world?”

Have a wonderful weekend, Jennifer



Jennifer S. Alderson

Hello! I am the author of the Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery series, the Zelda Richardson Art Mystery series, and Adventures in Backpacking novels. I love to write and blog about travel, art, museums, expat life, and great books. Thanks for stopping by!