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Coming this Fall

Are you ready? It's time for your first teaser for my next book, out October 6. It's spooky. It's dark. And it's inspired by a historical period that mirrors the current one. BY THE GRACE is a paranormal mystery set in 1918, with an autistic main character. Stay tuned for more information. If you want… Continue reading Coming this Fall

books, history

Columbus and Prohibition

As someone who lived in Ohio their entire life (until recently, anyway), and spent the bulk of their adulthood in the capital city, I can tell you that Columbus is a study in contradictions. It's a city that prides itself in, well, Pride, having one of the largest Stonewall parades in the country, but it's… Continue reading Columbus and Prohibition

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Cover Reveal!

That's right, it's that time again! Some of you may remember Dru from a few years ago; it was first released as a serial novella here on the blog. Searching the site will pull up the original version. Starting April 14, you'll be able to download a Kindle version, newly revised and expanded. Patrons will… Continue reading Cover Reveal!

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Kate Warne Vs. Lydia Perry

Small and neat, she wore a mauve and gray plaid skirt and matching vest and jacket. Her light brown hair was braided over the top of her forehead, and a snood of the same pristine white as her blouse covered the bun at her nape. The crinoline under her skirt was of a modest width;… Continue reading Kate Warne Vs. Lydia Perry

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Behind the Scenes of OFF THE RAILS

With a new book out this week, here are a few things you didn't know about Mrs. Andrews, the world of OFF THE RAILS, and the other characters in the book. She hates to be called Sophia. Even in my head she goes by "Mrs. Andrews." And no, before you ask, I didn't name her… Continue reading Behind the Scenes of OFF THE RAILS

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New Release: OFF THE RAILS

It's here! At long last. I am absolutely in love with this cover, which was once again designed by Ash K. Alexander, who has done all of my previous covers. This will be the first book in an adult historical fiction/mystery series, and can be found on Amazon here, in both ebook and paperback. This… Continue reading New Release: OFF THE RAILS

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Victorian Hair Care

Colleen moved the end table from the chair by the fire behind me, arranging the empty basin and other tools she would need. She began by letting down the plait. With a towel wrapped about my shoulders, she applied a mixture of egg yolk, rosemary, and water with a brush. She piled my hair on… Continue reading Victorian Hair Care

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The F-Word

I’d like to take a moment to talk about a dirty word. The F-word. No, not that one. Think for a moment. Look inside yourself for the answers Do you believe that people should be hired and paid based on merit? Do you believe people should be able to study whatever subject they want, regardless… Continue reading The F-Word

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OFF THE RAILS PREVIEW

Keep reading for a sneak peak at the first chapter of my next book, OFF THE RAILS, coming October 23! CHAPTER ONE November 1865 Somewhere in those shadows, something watched me. Moonlight cast my room in an eerie blue glow. Shadows softened the corners of the furniture, turning them into ominous creatures lurking in the… Continue reading OFF THE RAILS PREVIEW

books, writing

Location, Location, Location

Saturday I went on a bit of a mini research trip. If you follow my Instagram (@knotmagick) you might have seen some of the videos pop up in my stories. I drove down to Chillicothe to look at some local papers to research for a novel. I've actually got the bulk of the manuscript written… Continue reading Location, Location, Location