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Apple Pie from 1890-1905

Apple Pie from 1890-1905

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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Library Request Sheet

Library Request Sheet

You asked, I listened! Here you can find a Library Request Sheet! Simply print this sheet and take it to your local library to request my books be added to your library system. If your librarian recommends using the library’s online form, all the information you need should be included in this sheet. If something …

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Crazy Maids in a Row Release Day

Crazy Maids in a Row Release Day

I can’t believe it’s here already! Book 3 in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries is NOW AVAILABLE! Find it wherever books are sold! “Her books are a high that no drug can match.”  — @purposeofabook, Bookstagram Reviewer “Page-turning addicting!”  — @thegingermorticia, Bookstagram Reviewer “All the Agatha Christie vibes I could want.…”  — @bibliobrunette, Bookstagram Reviewer …

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Mental Illness in the Gilded Age

Mental Illness in the Gilded Age

SPOILER ALERT! If you have not read Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, please do NOT read this post! If you’ve read Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, and have begun or finished Cupboards All Bared, you’ll know why I felt the need to share more information on the topic of mental illness in the Gilded Age. (You might also …

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Crazy Maids in a Row Book Trailer

Crazy Maids in a Row Book Trailer

Crazy Maids in a Row, Book 3 in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries, releases October 25! COMING OCTOBER 25! Now available for pre-order wherever books are sold! Let the countdown begin! “Her books are a high that no drug can match.” — @purposeofabook, Bookstagram Reviewer “Page-turning addicting!” — @thegingermorticia, Bookstagram Reviewer “All the Agatha Christie …

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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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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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Historical Locations in Cupboards All Bared

Historical Locations in Cupboards All Bared

Hangman Creek, the Campbell House, and the Montvale Hotel aren’t the only local historical locations featured in Cupboards All Bared. (Each of those links will take you to the in-depth article on those locations.) You’ll find many more little cameos from local Spokane locations throughout the book, like the Spokesman-Review building and Dodson’s jewelry. Check …

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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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