Researching Book 5

Despite Book 4 in the Portia Adams Adventures being delayed in its release (till the fall, pandemic-allowing) you can still pre-order it right now.

And because I know how Book 5 ends and no one else does yet (sorry!) I find myself in the research stages of Book 5. What I can reveal is that Portia comes back to Canada in this book, accompanied by Annie, Bryan and of course, Nerissa.

Right now I’m reading Unbuttoned: A History of Mackenzie King’s Secret Life and I have to tell you, prime minister Mackenzie King is WAY more interesting than my 8th grade Social Studies teacher made him out to be.

Any other books about the late 1930s in Canadian history you would suggest to help me with my research?

Panel 1 of the Graphic Novel

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I think most of you know that I’m working on a graphic novel version of Jewel of the Thames, and this is the first panel, created in Photoshop (thought I’d stick to my forte ; )

What do you think?

Book Cover reveal!

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I can finally share this gorgeous cover of book 3 in the Portia Adams Adventures created by the super-talented Emma Dolan!

Isn’t it lovely?

As promised, it’s purple, so I’m hunting for a pretty purple dress for my next event (if you didn’t know, one of my treats to myself is a dress that matches my book covers).

Give Emma some love in the comments please, and you can find all her great work on her website here: http://www.emmadolancovers.com