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Interview on KREM 2 News!

Interview on KREM 2 News!

I was interviewed by KREM 2 News! View the interview here and follow me on YouTube! This is my debut historical mystery, Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, the first in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries, set in Gilded Age Spokane. It’s 1901 and Archie Prescot has traveled across the country to Spokane, Washington to design the now …

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I LOVE Libraries!

I LOVE Libraries!

Libraries will always hold a special place in my heart. In my junior year in high school, I was encouraged to intern somewhere in a job shadow. This turned into working at my local public library for two years, which then led to my doing a work-study at my college, Whitworth University, until graduation. Working …

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Spokesman-Review Newspapers that Inspired Events in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries

Spokesman-Review Newspapers that Inspired Events in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries

The Spokesman-Review and The Chronicle were the main newspapers of 1901 Spokane. Both were owned by William H. Cowles by 1901, who moved them all into the Review Building, which can still be visited today.  As I may have mentioned before, I love traveling down the rabbit holes of researching history, and the best place …

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The Campbell House

The Campbell House

And how it inspired the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries. It all began with a door. On my first tour of the Campbell House, back in 2017, the docent pointed out this simplistic door, saying it was a wood chute for the groundskeeper. He would chop wood or have it ordered in, and then deliver the …

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News Clippings: Clock Tower

News Clippings: Clock Tower

Below I’ve collected a series of clipped newspaper articles referencing the timeline of the building of the Great Northern Railroad Depot and its iconic clock tower, which heavily influenced the events that unfold in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries, beginning with the first book, Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker. The clock tower is the basis for …

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Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker COVER REVEAL

Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker COVER REVEAL

I am so excited to reveal to you all the cover for the first book in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries, Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker! “A vivid and intense historical thriller featuring murder and mystery, mayhem and madness in 1901 Spokane.” — New York Times bestselling author William H Keith Set in Gilded Age Spokane, …

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History to Mystery

History to Mystery

My historical mystery The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Taker is the first in a series of murder mysteries set in Spokane in 1901. Archie Prescot has traveled across the country to Spokane, Washington to design the clock tower for the new Great Northern Railroad depot. When his talent for creating unique clock chimes connects …

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Publication Day for Happenings

Publication Day for Happenings

Happy publication day! Today Happenings, my first book of poems, is published! To purchase a copy, head to books2read.com/happenings to order from your favorite ebook retailer. You can also ask about it at your local library, as more requests lead to libraries getting a copy to make available! I’m working hard on getting everything ready …

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Home Health Quotes from 19th Century Cookbooks

Home Health Quotes from 19th Century Cookbooks

Over the past two weeks, I’ve shared some of the cooking and cleaning quotes from 19th century cookbooks that inspired my book, Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, and in particular the characters of Mrs. Curry (cook) and Eleanor Sigmund (maid). But cookbooks of the time didn’t contain just cooking and cleaning tips. They also included home …

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Cleaning Quotes from 19th Century Cookbooks

Cleaning Quotes from 19th Century Cookbooks

Last week I shared some cooking quotes from 19th century cookbooks that inspired my book, Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, in particular the menus cooked by Mrs. Curry. This week I’d like to share some of the cleaning tips I gleaned through my research, many of which I incorporated into the daily duties of my maid …

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