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Spokesman-Review Interview

Spokesman-Review Interview

Exciting news! I was interviewed by The Spokesman-Review! The very same paper that I’m always searching for research for my books! I am now part of that history! Read the full article here. Special thanks to Cindy Hval for interviewing me! We had an incredible conversation about books—mine and others. Be sure to join me …

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Cupboards All Bared Unboxing

Cupboards All Bared Unboxing

ONE WEEK TILL RELEASE!! I took the opportunity of unboxing to tell you a little more about the history, locations, new characters, and more concerning the second book in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries: Cupboards All Bared! Coming May 17! In this sequel to Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, we’re once again transported to Spokane, 1901. A body …

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Cupboards All Bared Book Trailer

Cupboards All Bared Book Trailer

It’s here! The Cupboards All Bared Book Trailer! Share with everyone you know! Subscribe to my YouTube channel “Her books are a high that no drug can match.” —@PurposeofaBook, Bookstagram Reviewer “Page turning addicting!” —@GingerMorticia, Bookstagram Reviewer “One not to be missed!” —William H. Keith, NYT bestselling author In this sequel to Butcher, Baker, Candlestick …

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The Montvale Hotel in Cupboards All Bared

The Montvale Hotel in Cupboards All Bared

The third major location featured in Cupboards All Bared is the Montvale Hotel. The Montvale was built in 1899 by Probate Judge John Binkley as one of the first Single Room Occupancy hotels in Spokane. This means it was built for the laborers that were constantly in flux in Spokane, coming through to work on …

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Hangman Creek in Cupboards All Bared

Hangman Creek in Cupboards All Bared

We’re going to jump now to another important location in the book: where they find the body. Once I knew the events of the second book had to include McKinley’s visit and the Campbells, I needed a way to tie in a murder. Just down the road from the Campbell House is Overlook Park, which …

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The Campbell Family in Cupboards All Bared

The Campbell Family in Cupboards All Bared

Cupboards All Bared, Book 2 in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries, is direct proof that reading old newspaper articles can be incredibly inspiring to historical mystery writing! While researching for the first book, originally set in early May 1901, I stumbled across this article: There’s nothing quite like reading articles from the time period to …

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Campbell House Reading

Campbell House Reading

I’ve shared a final reading from Cupboards All Bared over on YouTube! This one’s a long one, and very special, because it includes photographs of the Campbell House to go with the reading! You can learn more about the Campbell House here on my website, and I’ll be sharing more next week! MARK YOUR CALENDARS! …

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Cupboards All Bared Reading 4

Cupboards All Bared Reading 4

In this reading we return to the body in Hangman Creek, a location you can still visit today, this time to introduce two real-life historical figures: Coroner Nathan M. Baker and Officer Walter Lawson. You can learn more about both of them in my blog here about historical characters. In this sequel to Butcher, Baker, Candlestick …

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The President is Coming to Spokane (in 1901)

The President is Coming to Spokane (in 1901)

Did you miss my presentation with the Spokane Public Library about the President Coming to Spokane (in 1901)? Never fear! It was recorded, and you can now view at your leisure! If you liked that, subscribe to my YouTube channel where you’ll find presentations, readings, and more! Be sure to check around my website for more information …

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Cupboards All Bared Reading 3

Cupboards All Bared Reading 3

In this reading I’ll be introducing you to a new character: Peter Bach, reporter for the Spokesman-Review! I also share personal videos of Hangman Creek, a location you can still visit today! In this sequel to Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, we’re once again transported to Spokane, 1901. A body discovered in Hangman Creek looks to be …

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How Libraries Help Authors

How Libraries Help Authors

Looking for something to read this summer? Check out books from your library! Worried it doesn’t support authors? Learn more about how libraries help authors in more ways than one in my new video on YouTube! Thank you Spokane County Library, Spokane Public Library, Stevens County Library, and Pikes Peak Library District for offering my …

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History to Mystery in Colorado

History to Mystery in Colorado

I recently had the honor of sharing my History to Mystery presentation with the Pikes Peak Library District in Colorado Springs! That’s right: you don’t have to be from Spokane or even familiar with Spokane to enjoy the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries! In fact, some of the top reviews have come from people NOT from …

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