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Alana J. White

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Alana White's debut historical mystery novel, THE SIGN OF THE WEEPING VIRGIN, is set at the height of the Italian Renaissance. The book features powerful (real-life) Florentine lawyer and diplomat Guid'Antonio Vespucci and his nephew and secretary, Amerigo Vespucci, as they investigate a plot involving a painting of the Virgin Mary that has begun weeping in the Vespucci family church, a missing girl, and Pope Sixtus IV's scheme to overthrow the Florentine Republic.

Alana's first short fiction featuring the Vespuccis was a Mystery Readers International Macavity Award finalist. Her nonfiction articles and book reviews appear regularly in Renaissance Magazine and in the Historical Novels Review. Her lifelong fascination with Renaissance Italy h
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Alana J. White I step away from the work for a moment. Since I write historical fiction, I take a lot of notes to guide me through the history and the story I have…moreI step away from the work for a moment. Since I write historical fiction, I take a lot of notes to guide me through the history and the story I have imagined. So, I read through those scribblings. And then I sit back down again.(less)
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I am so excited about presenting "An Afternoon in Italy" with fellow author Kimberly Cross Teter Sunday, April 26, 2015 in the Cheekwood Botanical Garden in Nashville, TN. Kim's book, "Isabella's Libretto," is set in Venice when Vivaldi led/formed the girls' orchestra in the orphanage there. My focus will be "The Sign of the Weeping Virgin," Renaissance Florence, Italy. Ironically, tomorrow is... Read more of this blog post »
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Beautifully written, lovingly told, fine in every respect. Very highly recommended.
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London, 1546. This sixth entry in the Matthew Shardlake series finds Matthew once again ensnared in Henry VIII’s court: a place teeming with danger and intrigue. Henry is dying. His heir, Edward, is a child, and so all the king’s men are locked in a ...more
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message 4: by Alana

Alana White Thanks, Peg. Jaden was my first reader and she helped me so much. We are in the same SinC Chapter. See you in March!


message 3: by Peg

Peg Brantley Aha! Jaden Terrell! One of my good, good friends who I just love to pieces. Thanks for reaching out, Alana. My very best wishes to you for the success of THE SIGN OF THE WEEPING VIRGIN. See you at Left Coast Crime!


message 2: by Alana

Alana White Hi, Beth, Thanks! I'm excited about being here.


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Alana,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this fellow mystery author (and Five Star alum) on Goodreads!


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