Tag Archives: Historical fiction

Using Historical Figures in Fiction

Had a wonderful time doing bookstore events this week with C.M. Gleason and L.A. Chandlar, both in Ann Arbor and Detroit. One reason I was excited to chat with them is that they both do something that up until now, … Continue reading

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Release Day!

June 25th was release day for A Lady’s Guide to Gossip and Murder, the second book in the Countess of Harleigh series. We celebrated with a release party at Schuler Books in Okemos, Michigan. Guests included the countess herself and … 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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Suanne Schafer and A Different Kind of Fire

I recently had an opportunity to talk with Suanne Schafer whose historical fiction novel, A Different Kind of Fire, released this month. I just finished reading it and found the book very difficult to put down. A Different Kind of … Continue reading

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Kensington Cozy Con at The Poisoned Pen

The Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, AZ is a mystery lover’s dream come true! The staff is helpful and knowledgeable and full of great suggestions. But the best part of the Poisoned Pen experience is all the mystery authors who … Continue reading

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Authors ’18, Rachel Dacus, and the Italian Renaissance. What do these three have in common?

I met Rachel Dacus through our debut author group, Authors ’18. We’re a group of 100+ writers whose debut novels released in 2018. If you aren’t already following our Facebook page, now is the perfect time to start. We’ve been … Continue reading

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Bouchercon!

I’m falling behind on my posts again, but this time I have a good reason. Earlier this month I attended Bouchercon—The World Mystery Convention. It was four days surrounded by 1,500 fellow mystery lovers, about 600 of them authors, indulging … Continue reading

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Interview with Author Heather Redmond

I recently had the opportunity to talk with author, Heather Redmond about her new mystery, A TALE OF TWO MURDERS in which a young Charles Dickens is the sleuth. Here’s a little bit about the book: In the winter of … Continue reading

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Interview with Renee Ann Miller

I recently had an opportunity to talk with author Renee Ann Miller about writing her debut novel, Never Dare a Wicked Earl. Known as a brazen philanderer, Hayden Milton, Earl of Westfield, is almost done in by a vengeful mistress … Continue reading

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Hey, I’m working here!

I’m talking research again. Historical novels require a lot of it. Fortunately for me, my novels are set in the late 1890s. As history goes, that’s not so long ago and information is boundless. I can get lost in the … Continue reading

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