Author Archives: diannefreeman

Research Trip!

By the time A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder came out in 2018, I had already done enough research to plot three books. At the time, I didn’t know if there would be any more. When I signed a … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal!

I just returned from a fabulous research trip which I will share next month. This month, I have some art for you! It seems so early to do a cover reveal for a book that won’t be out for eight … Continue reading

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The Enduring Royal Family

I’ve never been a royals watcher, but I do have a lot of respect for Queen Elizabeth II and the fact that she devoted 70 years of her life to the service of her country. As someone who retired from … Continue reading

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The Writing Community

I gave a talk for a local Rotary Club this week. Public speaking is not my favorite thing to do, but I keep telling myself the more I do it, the more comfortable I’ll become. So, when a friend asked, … Continue reading

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The Countess of Harleigh Continues!

Four years ago today, I threw myself a party. It was to celebrate the release of my debut novel, A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder. I still couldn’t believe I’d finished writing it, let alone found an agent, and … Continue reading

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IT’S PUB DAY!!

The big day for me and Frances Wynn. A BRIDE’S GUIDE TO MARRIAGE AND MURDER releases today, and for Frances–she’s getting married! On the eve of her marriage to George Hazelton, Frances has a great deal more on her mind … Continue reading

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A Bride’s Guide to Marriage and Murder

It’s June! That means it’s time for another Countess of Harleigh mystery! And she’s getting married! Yay! Hey. Wait a minute…how can Frances be the Countess of Harleigh if she’s marrying George Hazelton, who is definitely not the Earl of … Continue reading

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Victorian Photography

Research is always one of my favorite parts of writing historical fiction. When I read an advertisement in a 1900 London newspaper for a photographer who will come to your wedding or garden parties, I thought, perfect! In A Bride’s … Continue reading

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Mystery Conventions Are Back!

I was lucky enough to spend last weekend at the Left Coast Crime Convention in Albuquerque and I had a wonderful time! For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, Left Coast Crime is an annual mystery convention sponsored … Continue reading

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The Gilded Age

Have you been watching The Gilded Age? For those who haven’t, it’s a series about the ultra-wealthy and the ultra-elite in 1882 New York City. I’ve heard several people complain about the exterior settings and the costumes, but what Julian … Continue reading

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