27 London Explorer Fast Facts at Pinterest

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27 London Explorer Fast Facts at Pinterest

My favorite promotion for IN SEARCH OF SCANDAL was the "London Explorer Fast Facts" that appeared on various blogs and on twitter and facebook.  I had a lot of fun going back through all my notebooks and index cards of research to find those factoids I thought were most interesting...

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Hard Questions (part 3)

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Hard Questions (part 3)

Where is my go-to place to write?  

As an author with Sourcebooks, I’m fortunate to have been granted the talents of a lovely publicist, Amelia, to help me launch my book.  Poor lady.  She’s forced to brainstorm ways to promote a complete unknown, and one of the many suggestions she made was that I might write about ‘my go-to place to write.’

 

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Hard Questions (part 2)

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Hard Questions (part 2)

What was your favorite scene to write?

All right, it’s immodest but I have never been able to pinpoint a favorite scene in IN SEARCH OF SCANDAL. I enjoy every scene in the book—now

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Hard Questions (part 1)

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Hard Questions (part 1)

Who is your favorite Victorian-era Explorer?

In the weeks leading up to the release of my first book, I was asked to prepare answers to questions that, on the surface, seem entirely pertinent and natural and relatively easy.

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London Open House 2015

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London Open House 2015

London Open House 2015

For one weekend in September, London opens many of their glorious buildings to the public, who would normally not be allowed in.  A couple weeks back, Charlotte and I enjoyed amazing access to many of the City’s historic buildings and visiting many of the locations mentioned in IN SEARCH OF SCANDAL. 

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A Walk in the Cotswolds

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A Walk in the Cotswolds

Part Three: Charlotte Goes for a Walk in the Country

Charlotte and I woke to an exceedingly fine September day and decided to leave our charming room at The Bell Inn to hike the Cotswold landscapes about Moreton in Marsh.  In preparation, I laminated my survey maps, brushed up on my compass reading skills and dusted off my trekking poles.  And Charlotte donned her sturdiest kid leather boots.  (I realize you can't see them under the yards of satin and foreground of peonies, but trust me.  They are very elegant.)

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