Category: Writing Blog

Anna Katharine Green and the History of Mystery Fiction Timeline

Anna Katharine Green and the History of Mystery Fiction Timeline

When writing historical fiction, one of the most important things to keep straight is the timeline of events. While writing A Deed of Dreadful Note, I wanted to track not only the events in Anna Katharine Green’s life, but events around her that would have affected her writing. For example: When was the publication of …

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A Deed of Dreadful Note COVER REVEAL

A Deed of Dreadful Note COVER REVEAL

Coming May 30… A Deed of Dreadful Note, first in the Anna Katharine Green Mysteries, is the first and only historical fiction ever written featuring the Mother of Detective Fiction! And here’s the cover!!!! What do you think??? Fifteen years before Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published A Study in Scarlet, Anna Katharine Green began writing …

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Book Club Discussion Questions and More for Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker

Book Club Discussion Questions and More for Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker

Has your book club read one of my books? Wondering what to discuss when you meet? Here on my website, I’ve tried to provide a plethora of background information for those interested in learning more about the research behind my historical mysteries. To assist in Book Club discussion of Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, the first …

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One-of-a-Kind Sale

One-of-a-Kind Sale

Happening now! Bent spines, off-center covers, glue on the spines—these things happen in printing. These copies are one-of-a-kind because they are not “perfect.”  Now’s your chance to pick up SIGNED COPIES of the first three books in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries for ONE LOW PRICE!  Normally $16.99 each, pick up all three for just …

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Live Antiquarian Books Chat

Live Antiquarian Books Chat

Do you love old books? Vintage books? Book restoration? Then this is the chat for you! Join me and Leah Humenuck as we discuss antiquarian books LIVE tomorrow at 1:00pm MST! Leah spends her days restoring vintage books! I’m so excited to take a look at her personal collection and to learn more about classic …

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NEW NOVEL COMING SOON

NEW NOVEL COMING SOON

As we near the end of Women’s History Month, it’s time to announce my NEW novel COMING SOON! In 2019, I wrote my first draft of this novel. For the past four years I’ve been researching, reading, and soaking up anything and everything I could learn about a certain female author who has been forgotten. …

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Live Jekyll and Hyde Discussion

Live Jekyll and Hyde Discussion

Hello, readers! If you’ve read my books in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries, you’re familiar with my characters’ discussion of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde… Tune in TODAY at 4:00pm MST to hear a live discussion of the book with my fellow BookTubers! It’s a Classics Cage Match! Join me, historical …

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Live Interview with Tori Talks

Live Interview with Tori Talks

Hello my dear readers! Tonight I’ll be interviewed by the incredible Tori on her channel! I hope you’ll tune in and join the live conversation as we chat. Feel free to ask any questions you might have about me and my writing. I’d love to have the opportunity to answer them! Join us Tonight, Feb …

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Live Intro Via Bookshelves

Live Intro Via Bookshelves

If you missed it live, you can still stream my introduction via my bookshelves that happened Saturday! They say you can tell a lot about a person from their bookshelves… To that end, I went live to introduce myself via my bookshelves! People asked questions, responded to my favorite books, and really got involved in …

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Spice Cookies from 1901

Spice Cookies from 1901

Join me as I try out Christmas recipes circa 1900! Last year, I shared three recipes from three different cookbooks. You can find them here: Gingerbread Delicate Cake Christmas Cookies You can also find all my recipe videos in one easy playlist on my YouTube channel. (Be sure to hit that subscribe button while you’re …

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