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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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Three new interviews: Indie Publishing Group, Birds of a Feather Press and Wandering with Melissa

Three new interviews: Indie Publishing Group, Birds of a Feather Press and Wandering with Melissa

It is always an honor to be featured on websites and blogs dedicated to writing, publishing and travel. I am so lucky to have been interviewed by Ben Jackson for the Indie Publishing Group, Jay Artale for Birds of a Feather Press and Melissa Burovac for her site, Wandering with Melissa. If you want to learn more about me or my books, these would be a great place to start 🙂  Happy reading and travels, everyone!   Ben Jackson’s Indie…

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Travel By Book to Latin America and the Caribbean

Travel By Book to Latin America and the Caribbean

Travel By Book to the sultry beaches, awe-inspiring sites and stunning landscapes of Latin America and the Caribbean with authors Melissa Burovac, Bob Cooke, Lynda Filler, Janice Horton, Jerry Last, Brenda Mohammed, Nancy O’Hare, Paul Russell Parker III, Heidi Siefkas and Kristina Stanley! Investigate a murder in Cuba and a disappearance in the Bahamas, quit your job and head to Mexico, travel with seniors on an overland adventure through Peru, join thrill seekers on adrenaline-inducing exploits in Brazil, escape the…

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Travel By Book to Europe via Non-Fiction memoirs and travelogues

Travel By Book to Europe via Non-Fiction memoirs and travelogues

Explore the diverse cultures, delicious foods, historic sites and gorgeous landscapes of Europe with intrepid travelers, curious backpackers and artistic soul searchers! Included in this post are non-fiction books set in Europe and written by Travel By Book members Ronesa Aveela, Peggy Boyd, Pauline Conolly, Rebecca Hall, Rob Johnson, Daphne Kapsali, Ruth Livingstone, Roz Morris, Pamela Jane Rogers, Jeane Rhodes, and Paul Shore. Learn about Bulgarian mythology, the perfect walks along the Thames and the English coast, growing olives in…

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When God Created the World by Dora Ilieva

When God Created the World by Dora Ilieva

I had the pleasure of ‘meeting’ mystery author Dora Ilieva in a Goodreads group many months ago, yet only recently read her second novel, The Master. I was blown away! She’s quite a talented author who infuses archaeology and history into her story, and takes us on a tour of Eastern Europe to boot. I recently discovered the third novel in the Sam and Kossara series, currently entitled White Clay, will be released this winter. I can’t wait to read…

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Travel By Book to Asia

Travel By Book to Asia

Explore the diverse countries and islands of Asia with intrepid travelers, curious backpackers, soul searchers and naive volunteers. Included in this post are fiction and non-fiction books written by Travel By Book members Jennifer S. Alderson,  Tomasz Chrusciel, Jill Dobbe, Lesley Downer, Heather Hackett, Anne Hamilton, Dianne Noble, Aldo A. Quintana, Juliette Power and Michelle P. Tonnesen. Trek through Nepal and Pakistan with young children, work for three months in Shanghai, backpack through Cambodia and Vietnam, volunteer in Bangladesh or…

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Why read the book if you can watch the movie? By Robbie Cheadle

Why read the book if you can watch the movie? By Robbie Cheadle

Today I am pleased to share a wonderful blog post by children’s author Robbie Cheadle. In this increasingly interconnected world it can be difficult for parents to explain to their children why basic math and writing skills are important. I know I am shocked by how much my six-year-old already knows about iPads, Kindle readers and desktops.  Why should he bother to learn to write neatly if everything is sent via computer anyway? Robbie has an eloquent answer for us…

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Ten Tips and Techniques for Creating a Sense of Place in the Reader’s Mind by Andrew Cairns

Ten Tips and Techniques for Creating a Sense of Place in the Reader’s Mind by Andrew Cairns

Today Andrew Cairns, author of The Witch’s List and member of Travel By Book, shares with us some excellent tips for creating a strong sense of place in your novels. Andrew knows what he’s talking about. Travel inspired his first novel, written fifteen years after a memorable one-month visit to the Ivory Coast in 1999. His experiences of growing up in Scotland and moving to France where he has lived and worked most of his adult life, are also worked…

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Travel By Book

Travel By Book

Do you want to trek the Himalayas, swim in the Mediterranean, walk along the French Riviera or hike the jungles of Peru but don’t have enough time or money? Travel By Book instead! Three months ago I started a Facebook group dedicated to travel fiction and non-fiction called Travel By Book. Authors of all genres are welcome to promote and discuss their work, and readers are encouraged to share their favorite reads. To my delight, we’ve recently welcomed our 200th member…

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Spotlight on mystery author Lucia N. Davis

Spotlight on mystery author Lucia N. Davis

Please help me welcome Lucia N. Davis, author of The Baby on the Back Porch and The Charm of Lost Chances, to my blog. We connected via a Goodreads author group because of her Dutch roots! It’s been great getting to know her, her expanding family and her mysteries. I hope you enjoy the interview as well.   Please tell me a little bit about yourself and your writing career. I grew up in the Netherlands, but now live in Michigan…

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