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Titles in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries

Titles in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries

One of the questions I often get about the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries is: Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker This first book in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries originally was titled The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker. Per the title, I’d written my first draft attempting to adhere very strictly to representing each of these …

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Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker Synopsis

Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker Synopsis

SPOILER ALERT! If you have not read Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, please do NOT read this post! However, if you’re looking for a synopsis because you’re hoping to start Book 2, Cupboards All Bared, and you need a little help remembering what happened in Book 1, you’re in the right place! By special request, I’d …

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Sanborn Maps of Spokane circa 1901

Sanborn Maps of Spokane circa 1901

One of my main sources for researching locations in 1901 Spokane has become Sanborn Maps. Sanborn maps are fire insurance maps, created to show where buildings existed in a city for safety reasons, including where the water mains ran and where the nearest station is. Like most maps of Spokane around my time period, I …

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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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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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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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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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Indie Books in Bookstores

Indie Books in Bookstores

Did you know my husband, Andrew D Meredith, writes in the fantasy genre? His first book, Thrice, a Slavic fantasy, is about a man and his boy on the road: think Mandalorian set in a Slavic mythos. I had the honor of joining him in an interview with author Katherine D Graham about Getting Indie …

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The President is Coming to Spokane!

The President is Coming to Spokane!

The year is 1901, the day, April 16. You reach for your copy of The Spokesman-Review and low-and-behold, you read that President McKinley himself is coming to Spokane, Washington! A few days later, Ohio-born Amasa Campbell, jots off a few letters to friends and family: “The President will be out to visit us about the …

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