• Books,  Writing

    The Cover for The Dark Petals of Provence is Here!

    The Dark Petals of Provence Cover, The Cover for The Dark Petals of Provence is Here!, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2021/12/09/dark-petals-provence-cover/, #books, #Provence, #France, #mystery, #specialneeds, #photography

    Hi everyone, Just a short note to let you know the cover for my next novel, The Dark Petals of Provence, is finished and ready to go! It was created by designer Jessica Dionne who again expertly combined danger and beauty for a delicious atmosphere. A Story Set in Provence The book tells the story of April Pearce, an American photographer assigned to cover the countryside in Provence. On her first night, she sees a teenager running through a lavender field covered in blood. But when she investigates, the local…

  • Books

    Death in Avignon, Murder in Provence’s Art World

    Death in Avignon Book, Death in Avignon, Murder in Provence's Art World, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/07/25/death-in-avignon/ #DeathinAvignon #books #novels #Provence #France #mysteries #cozy #bookssetinFrance #bookssetinProvence #DeborahLawrenson #SerenaKent

    Death in Avignon is another delightful mystery from British author Serena Kent (a.k.a. Deborah Lawrenson and husband Robert Rees). It’s an even tighter follow up to the fun Death in Provence. This time the murder takes place in the larger city of Avignon rather than Penny’s small village of St. Merlot, making for a rich puzzle of clues and evidence against the backdrop of the art world. British divorc√©e Penelope Kite has been renovating her house and brushing up on her cello playing. When the handsome mayor, Laurent Millais, invites…

  • Paris & France,  Writing

    Deborah Lawrenson Knows How to Surprise and Delight

    Deborah Lawrenson is a versatile author who can write humor, mystery, historical fiction, and even espionage. She specializes in secrets, lacing her stories with clues and danger that keeps readers turning pages and asking questions. Her first novels dealt in satire, Hot Gossip, Idol Chatter, and The Moonbathers, before she tackled more serious subjects like World War II and familial relationships in The Art of Falling and 300 Days of Sun. The Lantern is a wonderful retelling of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, only set in the south of France. Her latest, Death…

  • Books

    Death in Provence, a Fun Mystery Romp in France

    Death in Provence, A Fun Mystery Romp in France, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/09/12/death-in-provence/ #DeborahLawrenson #DeathinProvence #mysteries #books #SerenaKent #Provence #France #bookreview

    The book Death in Provence by Serena Kent (a.k.a. Deborah Lawrenson) offers a fun mystery romp set in France. Penny embarks on solving the case of why her neighbor was killed while avoiding being killed herself.

  • Writing

    Two Author Goals to Grow and Simplify my Life

    Peaches, Two Author Goals to Grow and Simplify my Life, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/08/31/author-goals/ #author #goals #readership #writing #businessplan

    It’s Friday, August 31st, the last day of August and arguably the last month of summer. My kids are already back in school and intermittent rain has returned to Seattle. It feels like fall. Nooo! Still, fall is always a good time for me. Large chunks of writing time return and the weather gives me little reason to yearn to garden. So with that, I’ve set up a couple of author goals for myself this fall that I thought I’d share. Goal #1: Grow my Readership I’ve been blogging for…