Blog Tour for Death at the Paris Exposition

Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tour Sept. 5-16

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, September 5
Review at Jorie Loves a Story
Spotlight at A Bookaholic Swede

Tuesday, September 6
Spotlight at A Literary Vacation

Wednesday, September 7
Review at Book Nerd

Thursday, September 8
Spotlight at What is That Book About

Friday, September 9
Spotlight at Passages to the Past

Sunday, September 11
Review at One Book Shy of a Full Shelf

Tuesday, September 13
Spotlight at To Read, or Not to Read

Wednesday, September 14
Review at History From a Woman’s Perspective

Thursday, September 15
Review at Impressions In Ink

Friday, September 16
Guest Post & Excerpt at The Silver Dagger Scriptorium

Giveaway

To win a paperback copy of Death at the Paris Exposition, please enter via the Gleam form below. 2 copies are up for grabs!

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Cook Memorial Public Library District Tues. March 10 DEATH AT CHINATOWN

I’ll be at Cook Memorial Public Library District Tuesday night to do a presentation about Chicago’s Chinatown as portrayed in DEATH AT CHINATOWN. There’s so much more interesting history than can be covered in a novel. The two young Chinese women doctors that Emily meets were real women who had important careers back in China. The 1890’s were a time when American young people like Emily were working on progressive reforms for social ills. At the same time in China young people were going abroad to study and returning with ideas for reform that eventually led to the fall of the Ching dynasty and the 1911 Revolution. At a time when China is once again reaching out to the rest of the world, it’s a good time to remember the struggles that were necessary to reform a society with such ancient roots. It was also a time when Wang Chin Foo was an early activist for Chinese American rights despite the harsh laws that sought to prevent immigration from 1882 until 1943. So it’s a great topic!

Hyde Park Historical Society meeting March 2

HPHS has asked me to come and talk about Hyde Park in the Emily Cabot mysteries. Of course, Emily is a student at the University of Chicago and lives in Hyde Park, the Fair in the first book is in Hyde Park and apparently Pullman was part of Hyde Park at the time of the strike in DEATH AT PULLMAN. I’ll put together some slides for that talk at 5529 South Lake Park Avenue, from 2-4 pm.

LIM interview of Jamie Freveletti

Looking forward to Love Is Murder Mystery Conference Fri. Feb. 7, Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare, Cassatt A/B 3:30-5 PM
I’ll be doing the Sisters in Crime Chicagoland interview with Featured Author thriller writer Jamie Freveletti, author of Emma Caldridge novels RUNNING FROM THE DEVIL, RUNNING DARK, THE NINTH DAY, DEAD ASLEEP and Robert Ludlum Covert One series THE JANUS REPRISAL. Hope to see lots of the Sisters in Crime folks there.