These Women's Work

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Free book right here!
It’s always a good idea to begin at the beginning, right? So why not begin my Adele Gossling Mysteries at the beginning? In Book 1 of my Adele Gossling Mysteries, Adele, epistolary expert and police aid (much to the chagrin of her rather procedural assistant deputy brother) and her spiritual sidekick, Nin Branch find out who murdered the lovely Lucy Blackstone who just happens to be Adele’s neighbor. A dead body in the gazebo? No problem! Just follow the clues (including a crushed carnation and a ring). You can start out this series for FREE on any online bookstore. Just follow the link!
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The Specter is free now!
Do you know I have a box set coming next month? This is not related to my Adele Gossling Mysteries series but for my Waxwood Series. But in the meantime, why not pick up the first book for free? The Specter is a multigenerational story that kicks off Vivian’s story to discover the skeletons in the Alderdice family closet. It starts with her Nob Hill socialite grandmother, Penelope, who was, incidentally, known as a bohemian painter named Grace. Now, what is that all about? Pick up the book one reader called “deeply moving & introspective” for free at all available online booksellers.
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Happy Asian Pacific Heritage Month!
Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! You all know I love strong women, right? Here’s a bit about the last princess of Hawaii and her courage in fighting to save her crown and her country in the Gilded Age.
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Circus Gals
This month is not only the 2-year publiversary of Book 1 of the Adele Gossling Mysteries (when it all started). It’s also the 1-year publiversary for Book 5! Book 5 of the series is an exciting mystery about the mysterious death of a daredevil trapeze flyer when the circus comes to Arrojo. The flyer is male but there were also women who made it big in the circus in the early 20th century and man, you didn’t want to mess with them! Here’s my blog post about these kickass ladies. And keep an eye out for the special discount that’s going to be happening later this month to celebrate the publiversary!
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Publiversary Time!
I’m super excited because April marks the 2-year publiversary of my Adele Gossling Mysteries! Yep, it all started 2 years ago when I introduced the world to the sassy but sympathetic (one reader’s description, not mine) New Woman epistolary expert turned amateur sleuth Adele Gossling and her aura reading sidekick Nin Branch. I loved these two characters (and all the recurring characters in this series) from the first book and so do many of my readers. I invite you to dig into The Carnation Murder, Book 1, which is free on all bookstore sites. Just follow the link!
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Free book right here!
If you love fun, engaging mysteries set in the past, you’ll enjoy my novella The Missing Ruby Necklace! It’s available exclusively to my newsletter subscribers. By signing up, you’ll also get news about upcoming releases, fun facts about women’s history, classic true-crime tidbits, and more! Not only that, newsletter subscribers will get exclusive sneak peeks at teasers and excerpts for my new series being released in 2025. So sign up now and you won’t miss out!
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The Feminine Mystique
Since we’re getting close to the rerelease of Lessons From My Mother’s Life, y’all have to know the genesis of this short story collection. It was inspired by Betty Friedan’s book The Feminine Mystique. I wrote more about this inspiration in my blog post.
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Happy Rosie the Riveter Day!
Happy Rosie the Riveter Day! We all know the iconic figure of Rosie with her hair gathered in a bandana, her sleeve roles up, ready to get down to work. But did you know Rosie was a real woman who fought not only to get factories to accept women in positions usually reserved for men during WWII but also fought afterward to get recognition for these women’s contributions?
a red book and necklace with the words, when jewel and a girl go missing on new year's eve
Free book right here!
If you love fun, engaging mysteries set in the past, you’ll enjoy my novella The Missing Ruby Necklace! It’s available exclusively to my newsletter subscribers. By signing up, you’ll also get news about upcoming releases, fun facts about women’s history, classic true-crime tidbits, and more! Not only that, newsletter subscribers will get exclusive sneak peeks at teasers and excerpts for my new series being released in 2025. So sign up now and you won’t miss out!
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Free book right here!
It’s always a good idea to begin at the beginning, right? So why not begin my Adele Gossling Mysteries at the beginning? In Book 1 of my Adele Gossling Mysteries, Adele, epistolary expert and police aid (much to the chagrin of her rather procedural assistant deputy brother) and her spiritual sidekick, Nin Branch find out who murdered the lovely Lucy Blackstone who just happens to be Adele’s neighbor. A dead body in the gazebo? No problem! Just follow the clues (including a crushed carnation and a ring). You can start out this series for FREE on any online bookstore. Just follow the link!
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Lessons From My Mother's Life Opportunity!
Because I’ll be rereleasing my 2020 book, Lessons From My Mother’s later this month, I’m looking for readers who are willing to leave a review on at least two different bookstore sites. This book is different from others in my catalog since it’s historical women’s fiction short stories set in post-World War II America. But if you want to read stories about women who were on the cusp of the second wave feminist movement and their “a-ha!” moments when they realize the happy housewife of the 1950s might not be so happy after all, I invite you to sign up for a copy.
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Coming Soon!
In 2020, I released a book set in the 1950s in post-war America suburbia rather than in the late 19th or early 20th century like my other books. It’s not a novel, but a collection of short stories. And it’s all about five women who begin their journey out of what Betty Friedan called “The Problem That Has No Name” which led into the second-wave women’s movement in the latter part of the 1960s. Lessons From My Mother’s Life is getting a bit of a makeover! I’m rereleasing it in March with a brand new cover and some additional revisions of the stories to make them even more enjoyable. So mark your calendar for March 29, as this is when you’ll be able to grab your copy
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Coming Soon!
In 2020, I released a book set in the 1950s in post-war America suburbia rather than in the late 19th or early 20th century like my other books. It’s not a novel, but a collection of short stories. And it’s all about five women who begin their journey out of what Betty Friedan called “The Problem That Has No Name” which led into the second-wave women’s movement in the latter part of the 1960s. Lessons From My Mother’s Life is getting a bit of a makeover! I’m rereleasing it in March with a brand new cover and some additional revisions of the stories to make them even more enjoyable. So mark your calendar for March 29, as this is when you’ll be able to grab your copy
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Coming Soon!
In 2020, I released a book set in the 1950s in post-war America suburbia rather than in the late 19th or early 20th century like my other books. It’s not a novel, but a collection of short stories. And it’s all about five women who begin their journey out of what Betty Friedan called “The Problem That Has No Name” which led into the second-wave women’s movement in the latter part of the 1960s. Lessons From My Mother’s Life is getting a bit of a makeover! I’m rereleasing it in March with a brand new cover and some additional revisions of the stories to make them even more enjoyable. So mark your calendar for March 29, as this is when you’ll be able to grab your copy
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Women Lawyers in the 19th Century
Did y’all know women were lawyers too in the 19th century? It wasn’t easy but some women did transcend gender biases to fight for justice for both men and women. Check out my blog post for some of the women lawyers who made history!