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After being a professor of history for over 30 years, I am now retired and writing full time. The books in my Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, are based in part on my dissertation research on women who worked in the Far West at the end of the Nineteenth Century, and they feature Annie Fuller, a young widow who gives domestic and business advice as the clairvoyant, Madam Sibyl. She is aided in her investigations into crime by Nate Dawson, a local lawyer, and the residents in the boarding house she owns.

Maids of Misfortune, the first in the series, finds Annie investigating a murder by going undercover as a domestics servant. In Uneasy Spirits, she is asked to investigate a fraudulent trance medium, and in the most recent book, Blood L...more


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Katja BlumI am very pleased to introduce Katja Blum, the person who did such a lovely, professional job translating Maids of Misfortune into the German edition:DienstmädchenimUnglück.


She graciously answered some of my questions in my quest to get to know her, and I think you will be as charmed as I was with her answers.


1. Please tell the readers about yourself and how you got into translating.


I began wo...

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message 1: by Beth

Beth Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author on Goodreads!


message 2: by M.

M. Locke Dear Beth,

Thanks for reaching out. Looks like your mysteries are doing well. I am right now completely immersed in trying to finish my sequel, so I am feeling a bit like a hermit, but look forward to checking out your work when I come up for air.


message 3: by Peggy

Peggy Randall-Martin Louisa, It is a pleasure to 'meet' you. Never stop writing! I can hardly wait to read your next book.

I have started a new book, "Deconstructing Mary," and have posted the prologue on Goodreads. If you have time, I would love for you to read it and let me know what you think of it:
http://www.goodreads.com/story/show/2...


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