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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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We’re Moving!

We’re Moving!

We have exciting news! We’re moving to Colorado Springs! I won’t be posting any new blogs for the next few weeks as we make this transition. We’re very excited, though I’m sure you have a few questions. But…wait! What about the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries? Never fear, the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries will not end just …

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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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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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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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