Christine at Murder as You Like it!

On August 10, 2019, I attended the Murder as You Like it conference in Mechanicsburg, PA, sponsored by the Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop. I last went three years ago and it was even better this time! Deb Beamer is a delightful bookseller. She and her staff do an extraordinary amount of work to put on this […]

Murder is More Fun at a Mystery Conference!

I recently had the pleasure of attending Malice Domestic, a mystery fan convention held yearly in Bethesda, Maryland. It was my sixth year in a row to attend Malice, and I love it more each year. The convention brings together both readers and authors of traditional mystery fiction, and each year they present fan-voted Agatha […]

What Does Christine Do When She Isn’t Writing?

 

Photo: The Historical Novel Society Board food tasting at the Gaylord National Harbor. See the hard work this is?

I’ve always believed in volunteering for conferences and other events that I know run on volunteer power. It’s not only a duty in my mind, but something magical seems to happen whenever I do […]

Being a Florence Nightingale Living History Interpreter

Some of you have visited me during my various appearances as Florence Nightingale at bookstores and conferences, and I am very grateful for your attendance. I have been asked about my research for this role, and I’m happy to share it first with my newsletter readers.

I decided early on to have authentic attire for […]

Destination Gettysburg!

Over Halloween weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Gettysburg Battlefield Books & Collectibles for a signing. You might think, “What does Violet Harper, Undertaker Extraordinaire, have to do with a hallowed Civil War battlefield site?”

Well, many of the mourning customs practiced in Great Britain were also practiced in America, and in no greater […]