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A Dedication

My grandmother, Frances, came to the US with her husband around 1918. They settled in the Chicago area and had a family. Genevieve, Ted, Eddie, and Vicki. Fast forward a dozen years and Frances’ husband was killed in an accident. … Continue reading

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In the Eye of the Beholder

I never provide detailed descriptions of my characters in my novels. When I read, I rarely pay attention to character descriptions and decide for myself what they look like based on their personalities. Ridiculous, I know. People hardly ever resemble … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month and I’ve been reading about the accomplishments of some amazing women from the past. The characters in the Countess of Harleigh series are more likely to make headlines in the society pages than the front … 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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And the winner is!

It was so nice to hear so many responses about moms! Thanks to everyone who entered the contest. I loved your comments. Using a random number generator to determine the winner, and that person is Vickie Williams!  Congratulations! You have … Continue reading

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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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