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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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Gilded Age Tea Etiquette

Gilded Age Tea Etiquette

For those of you who weren’t able to attend our event, we had an incredible tea party this Sunday at Heavenly Special Teas, my favorite local teashop! (Learn about the next event at the bottom of this post!) I thought I’d share some of my readings concerning tea etiquette, since when I was researching for …

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Newspaper Clippings: April 16, 1901

Newspaper Clippings: April 16, 1901

Some of my favorite “easter eggs” to sprinkle throughout the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries are the references to events I found while reading through The Spokesman-Review for the days I’ve set the stories. At the end of one particular day in Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, Marian Kenyon sits back and flips through the April 16, …

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Italian Cornbread Recipe

Italian Cornbread Recipe

Wondering what to make for Easter dinner next weekend? I’ve got an incredible, super simple, unique recipe for you! In the second book in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries, Cupboards All Bared, Roslyn Carew is desperately trying to find a new cook to satiate her husband and brother-in-law’s never-ending appetites. One of the cooks that …

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Cupboards All Bared COVER REVEAL

Cupboards All Bared COVER REVEAL

It’s time! I am so excited to reveal to you all the cover for the second book in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries, Cupboards All Bared! “Murder, con games, and assassination in 1901 Washington state with the President’s life on the line. Ms. Meredith writes another taut and tightly plotted thriller in the Spokane Clock Tower series, one not …

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BBCT Character Creation

BBCT Character Creation

I love learning how writers discover their characters. When I first saw The Man Who Invented Christmas, I absolutely loved how finding the right name for Scrooge allows him to come into existence. And then he follows Dickens around, along with the other characters as they are created! This is so true! Since I previously shared …

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Pi Day Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Pi Day Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Happy Pi Day! In honor of Pi Day (because it’s 3/14 😉 ), I thought I’d share a recipe for chicken pot pie mentioned in Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker! Nain’s chicken pot pie recipe is a family recipe we’ve used for years! If you’d rather make things easier on yourself, you can replace the roux …

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Manito Park Tour

Manito Park Tour

When writing Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, I knew I had to take my characters to Manito Park, but it wasn’t until I began researching that I learned that the park known today as “Manito Park” was originally named “Montrose Park.” Francis Cook, the owner of the land, named it “Montrose” because of the wide variety …

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