Author Archives: diannefreeman

Release Day & A Giveaway

Tuesday was release day for A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Murder and I celebrated by joining ten other Kensington Books authors for a release party on Facebook. Since there are no in-person events these days, I’ll be doing a … Continue reading

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News!

I’ve been stuck in a research rabbit hole this week, which is only one of the reasons this post is late. But I have had a few other distractions that kept me from my blog. I turned in my outline … Continue reading

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The Right Words

Writers are always trying to find just the right word or phrase to convey a specific mood or emotion. As a writer of historical fiction, I also have to make sure the word or phrase was used in that context … Continue reading

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Country Homes & A Giveaway!

One of my favorite bits of research for A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Murder was finding just the right British manor to use as a model for Risings, the country home of the Hazeltons—the Earls of Hartfield. Nothing says … Continue reading

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Summer Book Fun

I know it’s not officially summer yet, but June has always meant summer to me. Due to the pandemic, this one may be a little different. I hope those of you still stuck at home are hanging in there and … Continue reading

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Introducing Daisy Price

Since we celebrated Mother’s Day between my May posts, I thought I’d use this post to introduce Daisy Price. She’s my sleuth, Frances’ mom. The Countess of Harleigh mysteries are based loosely on the lives of the American heiresses who … Continue reading

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Introducing P.I. Kelly Pruett

One of the best friends a writer can have is a critique partner. They’ve seen your best work and your worst. And then there’s the work you think is your best until they very gently, but persistently, help you to … Continue reading

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I’m home all day, so why am I not getting any work done?

Greetings from my home/workplace in Arizona! Last time I posted that staying home really isn’t a hardship for me since I already work from home and tend to be a homebody anyway. Looking back on the past month, I had … Continue reading

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Books to Keep You Home

I’ve always been a homebody. For me, there really is no place like home. Before I retired, I spent many a Michigan winter hunkered down at home, never leaving the house except for essentials, like work or food. Home was … Continue reading

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A Virtual Authors’ Panel

I should be at the Tucson Festival of Books today, talking books with fellow readers and writers. Instead, due to Coronavirus, the festival was cancelled, and like most of you, I’m hunkering down at home. However, one of my panels … Continue reading

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