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Spotlight for Storm and Silence by Robert Thier

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About Storm and Silence

Freedom – that is what Lilly Linton wants most in life. Not marriage, not a brood of squalling brats, and certainly not love, thank you very much!

But freedom is a rare commodity in 19th-century London, where girls are expected to spend their lives sitting at home, fully occupied with looking pretty. Lilly is at her wits’ end – until a chance encounter with a dark, dangerous and powerful stranger changes her life forever…

Enter the world of Mr Rikkard Ambrose, where the only rule is: Knowledge is power is time is money!

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Robert Thier is a German Historian and writer of Historical Fiction. His particular mix of history, romance and adventure, always with a good deal of humor thrown in, has gained him a diverse readership ranging from teenagers to retired grandmothers. For the way he manages to make history come alive, as if he himself had lived as a medieval knight, his fans all over the world have given him the nickname “Sir Rob”.

For him, Robert says, becoming a writer has followed naturally from his interest in history. “In Germany,” he says, “we use the same word for story and history. And I’ve always loved the one as much as the other. Becoming a storyteller, a writer, is what I’ve always wanted.”

Besides writing and researching in dusty old archives, on the lookout for a mystery to put into his next story, Robert enjoys classical music and long walks in the country. The helmet you see on the picture he does not wear because he is a cycling enthusiast, but to protect his literary skull in which a bone has been missing from birth. Robert lives in the south of Germany in a small village between the three Emperor’s Mountains.

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Published March 19th 2016 by Robert Thier

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Review & Giveaway: The Dolan Girls by S. R. Mallery

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About The Dolan Girls

The Dolan Girls by S. R. Mallery has it all. Set in Nebraska during the 1800s, whorehouse madams, ladies of the night, a schoolmarm, a Pinkerton detective, a Shakespeare-quoting old coot, brutal outlaws, and a horse-wrangler fill out the cast of characters. Add to the mix are colorful descriptions of an 1856 land rush, Buffalo Bill and his Wild West Show, Annie Oakley, bank/train robberies, small town local politics, and of course, romance. Two, in fact!

My Review

The Dolan girls will pull at your heart, especially Cora. No surprise the many challenges women faced during the 1800’s Wild West, however their strength and resilience pulled them through these rough and rugged times. Mallery provides solid characters, crude outlaws, and notable figures such as Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill along with historical references as they roll across the pages like tumbleweed. A compelling read with strong themes. Perfect amount of romance with a wonderful ending. Entertaining, with Mallery’s warm writing style you will find yourself immersed in cast, time and place.

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S. R. Mallery has worn many hats in her life. Starting out as a classical/pop singer/composer, she moved onto the professional world of production art and calligraphy, followed by a long career as an award winning quilt artist/teacher and an ESL/Reading instructor. Her short stories have been published in descent 2008, Snowy Egret, Transcendent Visions, The Storyteller and Down In the Dirt. Unexpected Gifts is her debut novel. Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads, a collection, is due out late 2013.

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Book Blast & Giveaway: Decorum: A Novel by Kaaren Christopherson

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Kaaren Christopherson’s brilliantly observed novel captures the glamour and grit of one of the world’s most dazzling cities during one of its most tumultuous eras–as seen through the eyes of a singularly captivating heroine…

In 1890s New York, beautiful, wealthy Francesca Lund is an intriguing prospect for worthy suitors and fortune hunters alike. Recently orphaned, she copes by working with the poor in the city’s settlement movement. But a young woman of means can’t shun society for long, and Francesca’s long-standing acquaintance with dashing Edmund Tracey eventually leads to engagement. Yet her sheltered upbringing doesn’t blind her to the indiscretions of the well-to-do…

Among the fashionable circle that gathers around her there are mistresses, scandals, and gentlemen of ruthless ambition. And there is Connor O’Casey–an entirely new kind of New Yorker. A self-made millionaire of Irish stock, Connor wants more than riches. He wants to create a legacy in the form of a luxury Madison Avenue hotel–and he wants Francesca by his side as he does it. In a quest that will take her from impeccable Manhattan salons to the wild Canadian Rockies, Francesca must choose not only between two vastly different men, but between convention and her own emerging self-reliance.

Rules Of Decorum

A gentleman should not be presented to a lady without her permission being previously asked and granted. This formality is not necessary between men alone; but, still, you should not present any one, even at his own request, to another, unless you are quite well assured that the acquaintance will be agreeable to the latter.

If you wish to avoid the company of any one that has been properly introduced, satisfy your own mind that your reasons are correct; and then let no inducement cause you to shrink from treating him with respect, at the same time shunning his company. No gentleman will thus be able either to blame or mistake you.

The mode in which the avowal of love should be made, must of course, depend upon circumstances. It would be impossible to indicate the style in which the matter should be told… Let it, however, be taken as a rule that an interview is best; but let it be remembered that all rules have exceptions…

About Kaaren Christopherson

03_Kaaren ChristophersonKaaren Christopherson is the author of Decorum—a novel about Gilded Age New York—that began taking form in 1999 during a course on writing historical fiction. From that moment, Connor O’Casey (who had been rattling around in her brain for months) finally appeared one night and said, “All right, woman. Here I am. What are you going to do about my story?” So she began to put his words on paper, and he hasn’t kept quiet since. Soon Francesca, Blanche, Tracey, Vinnie, and the rest of the characters began arguing, gossiping, loving, and forming themselves into Kaaren’s first novel.

Kaaren has had a professional career writing and editing for over 30 years and is a senior editor for an international development nonprofit organization in Washington, DC.

She has written fiction since her school days, story poems, children’s books, historical fiction, and time travel, and continues to be active in writer’s groups and writing workshops. In addition to her career as a writer, Kaaren was the owner of a decorative painting business. She loves to travel and prowl through historical sites, galleries, and museums. She is active in several churches in DC and in her local Northern Virginia community, where she shares her home with feline brothers, Archie and Sammy.

A Michigan native, Kaaren received her BA in history and art and her MA in educational administration from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

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Publication Date: March 31, 2015
Kensington Publishing Corp.

Cover Reveal: Hot Stuff: Surfing Love by Carla Caruso, Maria Lewis, Alli Sinclair, Tess Woods

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Hot Stuff: Surfing Love
by  Carla Caruso, Maria Lewis, Alli SinclairTess Woods
Publication Date: AUS Impulse (January 1, 2016)

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About Hot Stuff: Surfing Love

Hot sun, warm bodies, tight skin, electricity on the air … four top romance authors give you their take on summer.

From Carla Caruso – A chance meeting with a pro-surfer on an island getaway …
From Maria Lewis – The world of women’s surfing throws two recent bedmates together …
From Alli Sinclair – A world-famous performer finds her heart and a way to fight her demons in Rio de Janeiro …
From Tess Woods – A Cornish beach retreat proves a full reawakening …

About the Authors

Carla Caruso, author pic, HarperCollinsCarla Caruso was born in Adelaide, Australia, and only ‘escaped’ for three years to work as a magazine journalist and stylist in Sydney. Previously, she was a gossip columnist and fashion editor at Adelaide’s daily newspaper, The Advertiser. She has since freelanced for titles including Woman’s Day and Shop Til You Drop. These days, in between writing romantic comedy novels, she plays mum to twin lads Alessio and Sebastian with hubby James. Her books include the ‘Astonvale’ rom-com mystery series (kicking off with A Pretty Mess), Starcrossed, and Unlucky for Some. Visit www.carlacaruso.com.au, ‘Carla Caruso Author’ on Facebook, or her blog, www.theunitalianwife.com.

Maria Lewis is a journalist and author based in Sydney, Australia. Having spent a large part of PastedGraphic-1her teens touring Australia as a sponsored surfer, she leapt at the opportunity to be part of the Hot Stuff sexy surfer anthology – because abs *grunts*. Getting her start as a police and crime reporter at a local newspaper, Maria soon transitioned into writing about film and entertainment for publications such as The Daily Mail, New York Post, The Daily and Sunday Telegraph, Empire magazine, Penthouse, Junkee, WHO Weekly, Huffington Post and many more. A journalist for over a decade, she also regularly appears as a pop culture commentator on television and radio. She’s the co-host and producer of the Eff Yeah Film & Feminism podcast. Her debut novel – urban fantasy series Who’s Afraid? – is set for release on January 12 in Australia through Hachette and worldwide on July 14 through Little Brown Books and Piatkus Fiction. She can be found tweeting too much at @MovieMazz, on Facebook at Maria Lewis Writer and online at marialewis.com.au.

7791056Alli Sinclair is a multi award-winning author who spent her early adult years travelling the globe, intent on becoming an Indiana Jones in heels. She scaled mountains in Nepal, Argentina, and Peru, rafted the Ganges, and rode a camel in the Sahara. Argentina and Peru became her home for a few years and when she wasn’t working as a mountain or tour guide, Alli could be found in the dance halls dancing the tango, salsa, merengue, and samba.

All of these adventures made for fun storytelling and this is when she discovered her love of writing. Alli’s stories combine her passion for exotic destinations, the quirks of human nature, and the belief that everyone has an adventure waiting to unfold.

Alli’s next releases will be Under The Spanish Stars, available in February, 2016 (Harlequin MIRA Australia) and Midnight Serenade (Kensington Publishing) will be available in July, 2016.

Alli volunteers as an author role model with Books in Homes, promoting literacy and reading amongst young Australians.

To find out more about Alli, please visit www.allisinclair.com

Tess Woods is a physiotherapist who lives in Perth, Australia with one husband, two children, 13563118one dog and one cat who rules over all of them. Her first novel, Love at First Flight, released by HarperCollins in April 2015 received worldwide critical acclaim and hit the best-seller charts in Australia, being nominated for Book of the Year in the AusRom Today Reader’s Choice Awards and Tess being nominated for Best New Author. Her short story, Destiny in Day, will released in the HarperCollins anthology Hot Stuff: Surfing Love in December 2015 and Tess is currently writing her second full-length novel, Flat White with One. When she isn’t working or being a personal assistant to her kids, Tess enjoys chatting with her readers online, reading and all kinds of grannyish pleasures like knitting, baking, drinking tea, watching Downton Abbey and tending to the veggie patch. You can learn more about Tess on her website www.tesswoods.com.au

Review: The Poet’s Wife by Rebecca Stonehill

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About The Poet’s Wife

An unforgettable journey into the heart of one family torn apart by war.

Granada, 1920. Free-spirited Luisa and young poet Eduardo fall in love, cementing a bond that can never be broken.

Behind the jasmine filled courtyard, perched amongst houses like clouds on a hilltop, stands a beautiful villa; Carmen de las Estrellas. Beneath its walls live Eduardo and Luisa with their thriving family, but war is looming, casting its shadow over the household.

When Civil War finally breaks out, Luisa and Eduardo must fiercely protect those dear to them. Yet these are turbulent times, and as each of their children begin to make their way in the world, the solace of home cannot shield them from the horrors of war.

My Review

Stonehill does a fabulous job with educating the reader on the Spanish Civil War as the build up, the actual conflict and the aftermath is painfully depicted. Brilliantly detailed including the history, notable figureheads, political strife, brutalities, unimaginable poverty suffered by those surviving the discord.

The intimacy Stonehill created with the Luisa, Isabel and Paloma is compelling. Their fierceness to keep the family unit intact, strength to survive matched with hardships well sketched. The narrative never loses momentum as war approaches and the family faces imminent separation their fears and concern obvious. The anguish and conflict touches the peruser, you feel as if you’re by this family’s side as the story unfolds. A sweeping story of one family’s progression along with that of their country’s. The three generational perspectives gives the reader insight into the sentiment and times people faced.

I will say I connected with Luisa and Isabel more than Paloma. I felt Paloma’s presence wasn’t as strong, she felt more like an afterthought, a token insertion, not nearly as powerful and affecting as Luisa and Isabel. Paloma’s era was more liberal, less restrictive as that of her predecessors, however, all three women made an impact enduring challenging times.

Stonehill definitely impressed this reader, very well done enterprising success.

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Rebecca Stonehill, author of The Poet’s Wife and creative writing teacher.
I’m from London but currently live in Nairobi with my husband and three children where I teach creative writing to school children. Many years ago, I spent eighteen months living in Granada, completely falling in love with it and being inspired to write The Poet’s Wife. I have also had many short stories published, including in Vintage Script, What The Dickens magazine and Ariadne’s Thread.

The Poet’s Wife is my debut novel and I am currently working on my second book, set in Kenya.

 

Review: The Lake House by Kate Morton

02_The Lake HousePublication Date: October 20, 2015
Atria Books
Hardcover & eBook; 512 Pages

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An intricately plotted, spellbinding new novel of heart-stopping suspense and uncovered secrets.

I’m reluctant with alternating narratives but Kate Morton masters the art of the past and the present, never disappointing in alternative narratives with one story dominating the other, both equal in appeal and presence.

The differing storylines were tied together perfectly, especially Sadie’s final outcome. Morton possesses skill in tying plots together with precision execution.

The thorough flashbacks prior to the story kicking into full gear laid the ground work for what was to come, also providing a glimpse into the characters and their back story.

On the seat of your pants suspense, the dark secrets slowly surfacing and the many cliffhangers will keep you enthralled. The plot is nothing less than clever, each bread crumb leaves you turning the pages with angst to discover the final outcome. I absolutely adored the ending, fabulous.

Morton fans will find themselves lost in this beautifully written, creative story of love, loss, loyalty, promises and deep secrets. Morton magically creates absorbing mysteries shrouded in dark secrets with alternating narratives like no other, her twists will entertain until the very end.

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Kate Morton grew up in the mountains of south-east Queensland and lives now with her husband and young sons in Brisbane. She has degrees in dramatic art and English literature, specializing in nineteenth-century tragedy and contemporary Gothic novels.

Kate Morton has sold over 7.5 million copies in 26 languages, across 38 countries. Her novels include The House at Riverton, The Forgotten Garden, The Distant Hours, and The Secret Keeper.

You can find more information about Kate Morton and her books at www.katemorton.com or www.facebook.com/KateMortonAuthor

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Review & Giveaway: We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

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Published August 18th 2015 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2015)
ISBN13: 9780553392319

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Vanessa Diffenbaugh blends gorgeous prose with compelling themes of motherhood, undocumented immigration, and the American Dream in a powerful and prescient story about family.

Diffenbaugh manages to penetrate the core of humankind. Her characters flawed, however they scratch and claw to survive and succeed in life, success measured on their terms. Her masterful writing, emotional insight creates a compelling read.

Immigration is a hot topic these days, Diffenbaugh handled it with heart, grace, empathy and truth. I enjoyed the comparison between Letty and Carmen’s status, dissimilar and similar circumstances yet they share the same hopes and dreams for themselves along with their children.

The information on birds/feathers was fascinating, added to the intensity of Alex.

I would have preferred less romance and more family engagement. Alex and Yesenia’s relationship played a role in the plot and was appreciated but the adult romance wasn’t really necessary, more of a distraction feeling like filler, close to formulaic.

Fulfilling read, looking forward to Diffenbaugh’s next burning provoking novel.

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Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: In the Shade of the Almond Trees by Dominique Marny

In the Shade of the Almond TreesRelease date: September 29, 2015
at Open Road Media
280 pages
ISBN: 978-1480461178

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SYNOPSIS

In the aftermath of World War I, a family estate hangs in the balance.

For generations, the Barthélemy family tended to the olive trees of Restanques, a sprawling property in Cotignac whose olive oil and almonds were as incredible as the countryside that produced them. But all that changed when war came to France. Robert Barthélemy never returned from the trenches, and without him, the farm is beginning to die. His widow has lost the will to live, and only the fierce efforts of their daughter, Jeanne, have kept the creditors at bay.

Jeanne is spending an afternoon at home with the family’s grim financial statements when a handsome stranger appears on the front steps. His name is Jérôme Guillaumin and he is a brilliant botanist about to embark on a journey around the globe. From the moment they meet, Jeanne is struck by feelings she never thought possible: feelings that could save her life or destroy everything she has ever known.

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A young woman attempting to piece her family together post WWI while simultaneously discovering love. A moving story of hope and determination while sacrificing your immediate gratification.

I couldn’t help but admire Jeanne. Really she’s the only member of the family possessing the love for the estate willing to enter blindly to save both property and family from ruin. Her independence, smarts, drive and desire forced her to resort to creativity along with exercising all avenues to sustain her family. She also dips her toes into the pool of love as she tastes its bitterness before she savors its sweetness. Her selflessness was inspiring.

The other characters stumble and fall to love equally, finally everyone finds a measure and understanding of the intricate machinations of true love.

Marny always manages to exploit her characters emotional strength, fragility and vulnerability yet they manage to overcome victoriously. Her lush descriptions of France be it untouched countryside or the bustling city captivates the reader without hesitation. I find her romances contain the perfect blend of mischance and serendipity, always a pleasure to read.

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In the Shade of the Almond Trees - Dominique Marny

Dominique Marny was raised in a family that loved art, literature, adventure, and travel. In addition to being a novelist, she is a playwright and screenwriter, and writes for various magazines.

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Review & Giveaway: Avelynn by Marissa Campbell

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Publication Date: September 8, 2015
St. Martin’s Press
Pages: 320
ISBN13: 978-1250063939

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One extraordinary Saxon noblewoman and one fearless Viking warrior find passion and danger in this dazzling and sensuous debut.

Avelynn was what I expected, let me add I am looking forward to what I assume will be the next book, as Campbell continues to blossom in both writing and content as demonstrated in this book. No denying my affinity towards extremely strong independent female protagonists, contributing to my partiality for Avelynn.

Avelynn is strong-willed, refusing to bend to the will of men or the times. She’s fierce, courageous and fearless. Determined to carve out a future on her terms despite the risks of shunning submission. As much fondness felt towards Avelynn there were times when her progressiveness felt misplaced, however, I appreciate the authors depiction. No doubt women of this caliber existed paving a future for others. Quite a heroine, most charismatic.

The supporting cast adds to the plot, although I wish more emphasis was spent on a select few, while less attention from others. Expanding on Muirgen and Edward would have been welcomed. Also developing an actual relationship with Alrik as opposed to clandestine sexual encounters would have been a marked improvement. Their chemistry was nonexistent, I felt they demonstrated graceless towards each other, no real emotion besides lust and even that felt uneasy. The detail to their unions could have been a bit tamer, in some instances fewer details translates to more for the reader, minute intimate descriptions felt mislaid.

I was hoping for less romance, in fact, I felt the involvement with Alrik was distracting and ultimately predictable. Love triangles no matter the circumstances can be a messy diversion which in this case happened. I understand Demas played a key role in the entire story but it also lead to the dreaded foreboding factor.

I’m on the fence with Avelynn’s pagan/high priestess demonstrations – seems to be acting as filler since Druidism, Christianity was mentioned quickly in passing to set the tone of the times. I understand where Campbell was going with this, uncertain of her landing after it was all said and done.

Campbell did her research without a doubt, she successfully sculpted a feisty strong-willed female character of heroine status. Certainly more will tell of Avelynn’s fate through the lens of the creative writing of Campbell. Avelynn herself makes this a worthwhile read, especially for historical romance and historical fiction fans.

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Marissa Campbell is a published freelance author, and co-author of the award-winning, spiritual self-help book Life: Living in Fulfillment Every Day.

Look for her debut historical fiction Avelynn coming September 8th, 2015, from St. Martinís Press. Currently, hard at work on the second book in the Avelynn series, she is a proud member of the Historical Novel Society, Romance Writers of America, Writerís Community of Durham Region, and local critique group B7.

When she is not writing, she is busy looking after her wonderful children, spending time with her fantastic husband, hanging out with her awesome friends, teaching yoga, dancing, laughing, and having fun!

For more information visit http://marissacampbell.com. You can also follow Marissa Campbell on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

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Spotlight & Giveaway: Decorum by Kaaren Christopherson

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Publication Date: March 31, 2015 Kensington Publishing Corp.
Pages: 425

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Kaaren Christopherson’s brilliantly observed novel captures the glamour and grit of one of the world’s most dazzling cities during one of its most tumultuous eras–as seen through the eyes of a singularly captivating heroine…

In 1890s New York, beautiful, wealthy Francesca Lund is an intriguing prospect for worthy suitors and fortune hunters alike. Recently orphaned, she copes by working with the poor in the city’s settlement movement. But a young woman of means can’t shun society for long, and Francesca’s long-standing acquaintance with dashing Edmund Tracey eventually leads to engagement. Yet her sheltered upbringing doesn’t blind her to the indiscretions of the well-to-do…

Among the fashionable circle that gathers around her there are mistresses, scandals, and gentlemen of ruthless ambition. And there is Connor O’Casey–an entirely new kind of New Yorker. A self-made millionaire of Irish stock, Connor wants more than riches. He wants to create a legacy in the form of a luxury Madison Avenue hotel–and he wants Francesca by his side as he does it. In a quest that will take her from impeccable Manhattan salons to the wild Canadian Rockies, Francesca must choose not only between two vastly different men, but between convention and her own emerging self-reliance.

Rules Of Decorum

A gentleman should not be presented to a lady without her permission being previously asked and granted. This formality is not necessary between men alone; but, still, you should not present any one, even at his own request, to another, unless you are quite well assured that the acquaintance will be agreeable to the latter.

If you wish to avoid the company of any one that has been properly introduced, satisfy your own mind that your reasons are correct; and then let no inducement cause you to shrink from treating him with respect, at the same time shunning his company. No gentleman will thus be able either to blame or mistake you.

The mode in which the avowal of love should be made, must of course, depend upon circumstances. It would be impossible to indicate the style in which the matter should be told… Let it, however, be taken as a rule that an interview is best; but let it be remembered that all rules have exceptions…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR03_Kaaren Christopherson

Kaaren Christopherson is the author of Decorum—a novel about Gilded Age New York—that began taking form in 1999 during a course on writing historical fiction. From that moment, Connor O’Casey (who had been rattling around in her brain for months) finally appeared one night and said, “All right, woman. Here I am. What are you going to do about my story?” So she began to put his words on paper, and he hasn’t kept quiet since. Soon Francesca, Blanche, Tracey, Vinnie, and the rest of the characters began arguing, gossiping, loving, and forming themselves into Kaaren’s first novel.

Kaaren has had a professional career writing and editing for over 30 years and is a senior editor for an international development nonprofit organization in Washington, DC.

She has written fiction since her school days, story poems, children’s books, historical fiction, and time travel, and continues to be active in writer’s groups and writing workshops. In addition to her career as a writer, Kaaren was the owner of a decorative painting business. She loves to travel and prowl through historical sites, galleries, and museums. She is active in several churches in DC and in her local Northern Virginia community, where she shares her home with feline brothers, Archie and Sammy.

A Michigan native, Kaaren received her BA in history and art and her MA in educational administration from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

For more information visit Kaaren Christopherson’s website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

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