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Anna Lee Huber

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Anna Lee Huber is the Award-Winning and National Bestselling Author of the Lady Darby Mystery Series. She was born and raised in a small town in Ohio, and graduated summa cum laude from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN with a degree in music and a minor in psychology. She currently resides in Indiana, and when not working on her next book she enjoys reading, singing, traveling and spending time with her family. Visit her at

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Anna Lee Huber I find that if I'm experiencing writer's block it means one of three things.
1) I'm overtired and need to step away for a time, whether that's a few…more
I find that if I'm experiencing writer's block it means one of three things.
1) I'm overtired and need to step away for a time, whether that's a few hours or a week.
2) I'm overworked and I need to recharge my creativity. Sometimes reading a book or watching a movie helps. Sometimes just taking a walk does the trick.
OR 3) I've taken a wrong turn. I'm forcing my characters to do things they wouldn't or don't want to do. Often if I back up and find the place where my story has gone off the rails and take the plot in a different direction it immediately fixes the problem. Sometimes it means only scrapping a few pages, other times it's five chapters. (less)
Anna Lee Huber I was surprised to learn that in 1876 there had been a plot to steal Lincoln’s corpse from its grave in Springfield, IL. Apparently, a gang of Chicago…moreI was surprised to learn that in 1876 there had been a plot to steal Lincoln’s corpse from its grave in Springfield, IL. Apparently, a gang of Chicago counterfeiters decided to steal Lincoln’s body and ransom it back to the governor of Illinois in exchange for $200,000 and a full pardon for their best engraver of counterfeit plates, who was locked up in prison. Luckily an informant for the Secret Service became involved with the plot and was able to tip off the authorities to the plan.

I found the entire caper to be fascinating, and a light bulb went off inside my head. In the time and place in which I’ve set my stories—1830 Scotland—body snatching was a viable, though criminal, profession, and a terrible problem for authorities and upstanding citizens. Resurrectionists, as they were called, would steal recently buried corpses and sell them to anatomy schools for the modest sum of 8-10 guineas, depending on how fresh the body was and whether it had any interesting abnormalities. But how much more could a grave robber hope to make by ransoming the body of a loved one back to their wealthy family?

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I'm so excited to share with you the cover for the latest installment in the Lady Darby Mystery Series, A Study in Death. This 4th Lady Darby Book will release on July 7, 2015, but is available for preorder now. I absolutely love the cover! I think the Art Department at Berkley truly outdid themselves this time. Read on to find out what the book is about, and then be sure to hop over to my Face... Read more of this blog post »
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Julie Absolutely! I also rated and posted it on Amazon, hope that's okay

Happy Holidays!!

Julie Schlutow ~Saffold

message 4: by Anna

Anna Huber Thank you, Julie! I'm so glad you enjoyed THE ANATOMIST'S WIFE, and I greatly appreciate you letting me know. :) I can't wait to get MORTAL ARTS into everyone's hands. I just found out the exact release day for it - September 3rd, 2013. And I'm sure we'll have another Goodreads giveaway for it.

Thanks again! Your kind words really made my night. I hope you and your family have a very Happy Holidays!

All my best,
Anna Lee Huber

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Julie Julie Schlutow~Saffold's review
Dec 21, 12 · edit

Read December 10 to December 20, 2012

I recieved a copy of The Anatomist's Wife from a good 'givaway'

I absolutly fell in love with these charactors. A literal page turner that had me up way past my bedtime. The next thing I knew it was over, and I was left wanting more. great storyline twist and turns that had me glued to its pages

Thank you very much Anna Lee Huber, may I have another?

MORTAL ARTS,, Book 2 in the Lady Darby series to release September 2013.

That is going to be a long wait, I have not had this feeling excitment and antisipation for a new book since a certain boy with a weird scar on his forehead had brought me.

High on my recommend list!

Julie Schlutow~ Saffold

message 2: by Anna

Anna Huber Carolyn wrote: "Welcome to Goodreads, Anna!"

Carolyn Crane Welcome to Goodreads, Anna!

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