Tag: writing

The Campbell House

The Campbell House

And how it inspired the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries. It all began with a door. On my first tour of the Campbell House, back in 2017, the docent pointed out this simplistic door, saying it was a wood chute for the groundskeeper. He would chop wood or have it ordered in, and then deliver the …

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News Clippings: Clock Tower

News Clippings: Clock Tower

Below I’ve collected a series of clipped newspaper articles referencing the timeline of the building of the Great Northern Railroad Depot and its iconic clock tower, which heavily influenced the events that unfold in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries, beginning with the first book, Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker. The clock tower is the basis for …

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Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker COVER REVEAL

Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker COVER REVEAL

I am so excited to reveal to you all the cover for the first book in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries, Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker! “A vivid and intense historical thriller featuring murder and mystery, mayhem and madness in 1901 Spokane.” — New York Times bestselling author William H Keith Set in Gilded Age Spokane, …

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History to Mystery

History to Mystery

My historical mystery The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Taker is the first in a series of murder mysteries set in Spokane in 1901. Archie Prescot has traveled across the country to Spokane, Washington to design the clock tower for the new Great Northern Railroad depot. When his talent for creating unique clock chimes connects …

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Publication Day for Happenings

Publication Day for Happenings

Happy publication day! Today Happenings, my first book of poems, is published! To purchase a copy, head to books2read.com/happenings to order from your favorite ebook retailer. You can also ask about it at your local library, as more requests lead to libraries getting a copy to make available! I’m working hard on getting everything ready …

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Why Spokane?

Why Spokane?

What made me choose Spokane, Washington as the setting of my historical mystery Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker? Three things: people, locations, and events. Over the next several months leading up to my Big Book Announcement, I’m excited to tell you more about why Spokane, Washington, of all places, really needed a book set in its …

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Why Historical Fiction?

Why Historical Fiction?

One of my favorite authors is Alison Weir, and the reason I love her work so much is because she began as a biographical nonfiction writer. When she started writing historical fiction, her research paid off ten-fold by adding an element of realism that you just don’t get with other authors who don’t thoroughly research. …

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How Much History is Too Much History?

How Much History is Too Much History?

What does a writer of historical fiction have in common with a writer of epic fantasy? How much history is too much history? It’s the same dilemma for both writers, oddly enough. For the epic fantasy writer (like my husband, Andrew Meredith), there’s always the question of spending too much time describing the world, and …

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The Query Question

The Query Question

I recently had a friend ask me how I got my agent with the idea being that she also would like to pursue publication. But when I started explaining, her eyes glazed over and she got that funny twitch in the corner of her mouth that people get when they’re like, “Are you kidding me??” …

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