Author Archives: diannefreeman

Mystery Love

When I think about murder mysteries, love is not the first thing that comes to my mind. But on this most romantic of days, I’m wondering why not. Love can be a compelling motive for murder—at least in fiction. Protecting … Continue reading

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Where Can a Girl Get a Good Cup of Coffee?

Part of an author’s job is promotion and every now and then a unique opportunity for promotion comes along. My publisher arranged for my next book, A Fiancée’s Guide to First Wives and Murder, to be featured in a magazine … Continue reading

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Why Historical Mystery?

I had an opportunity not long ago to do a virtual event with two historical mystery writers, Rosemary Simpson and Tessa Arlen. One of the questions that came up was, why do we write historical mystery? What drew us to … Continue reading

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Time for a Cover Reveal!

A Fiancée’s Guide to First Wives and Murder won’t go on sale until July 27, 2021, but I’m ready to share the cover art now! Ready? Here’s a little bit about the book: For Frances Wynn, widow to the late … Continue reading

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Gratitude in 2020

This has been a rough year with the Covid 19 pandemic ravaging the world. But as we approach Thanksgiving here in the US, I’ve been thinking about gratitude. I’m still giving thanks for things like the continued good health of … Continue reading

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Announcing The Winners of The Halloween Ghost Story Giveaway!

Thanks to everyone who entered either here or on my Facebook author page! And now for the spooktacular winners! Congratulations to Nancy Novacek and Natalie! You have each won a print copy of Haunted Highway. Please email me at diannefreemanwrites@gmail.com … Continue reading

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A Halloween Ghost Story Giveaway

Since my blog post was due around Halloween, I pondered what I could write about that was Halloween related. Then I remembered—I wrote a book of ghost stories! How could I have forgotten? Haunted Highway, The Spirits of Route 66 … Continue reading

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Virtual Bouchercon!

There is nothing quite as exciting to a mystery writer as a mystery writers’ convention. Writing is a solitary endeavor—just like reading, and many of us readers and writers tend to enjoy that solitude. But every now and then there’s … Continue reading

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M.L. Huie Author of Spitfire and Nightshade

I haven’t published an interview to my blog in a long time. Since Spitfire was one of my favorite books of 2020, and I’m just starting Nightshade, I thought I’d post this interview I did earlier this year with M.L. … Continue reading

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When a Character Shows His True Colors

It’s been a busy month and I’m so excited to say I’ve finished the first draft of the fifth Countess of Harleigh mystery! I’m a plotter and an outliner, so I do quite a bit of work before I ever … Continue reading

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