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American Heiress Helena Zimmerman

  The first heiress I profiled, Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester, had a son who unfortunately followed in his father’s feckless footsteps. William Angus Drogo Montagu, the Ninth Duke of Manchester needed to marry an heiress too. By the age of … Continue reading

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A Look Back And A Look Forward

It’s June 1st and in just a little over three weeks A Lady’s Guide to Gossip and Murder, the second book in the Countess of Harleigh Mystery series will be out in the world. It’s hard to believe ALG Etiquette … Continue reading

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Another Giveaway!

Between my birthday and other events, I don’t have a new post for this week, so I’m doing a giveaway instead! Please go to my author Facebook page to enter: https://www.facebook.com/DianneFreemanAuthor/ You can win one of two trade paperback copies … Continue reading

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American heiress, Consuelo Yznaga

Frances Wynn and the Countess of Harleigh mysteries were inspired in part by the real American heiresses who, between the mid-1870s and around 1910, contracted over 400 transatlantic marriages with British peers. It seemed fitting to introduce some of those … Continue reading

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A great time at Left Coast Crime

Just back from the Left Coast Crime conference in Vancouver. What a wonderful city and a great conference! I’ve attended lots of writers’ conferences in the past, but like Bouchercon and Malice Domestic, Left Coast Crime is more of reader/author … Continue reading

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Research Material is Everywhere!

I have a lot of friends and family who claim to hate history. I don’t believe them. Okay, maybe they hated studying history. Depending on how it’s presented, it can be dry or just a succession of dates to be … Continue reading

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A Very Late Post

I completely missed the month of February on my blog. In part, because I was very busy and in part, because I was very busy celebrating. Both are good things—just not for my blog. The second half of 2018 had … Continue reading

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Giveaway!

This is fun–out of the blue, my publisher sent me four copies of the audio book for A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder! So I’m giving them away! Here’s what you can do to win one: Follow this link … Continue reading

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A Year of Wonder and Gratitude

With the launch of my debut novel, 2018 was an incredible year for me. Publishing a book comes with the privilege of writing acknowledgements; thanking those people who helped see the book through to fruition. But I wrote them so … Continue reading

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Interview with Carol Potenza, author of Hearts of the Missing

Carol Potenza is the author of the 2017 Tony Hillerman Prize winning novel, Hearts of the Missing. I recently had a chance to talk with her about writing this story. Here’s a bit about the book: When a young woman … Continue reading

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