This Week’s Authors Offer Insight and Highlight Giveaways

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Dear Reader,

See what this week’s authors have to say! In each AuthorBuzz note you’ll receive invitations to join contests, get free books, bookplates or bookmarks, read personal stories, and more.
Swash_ornamentCountedWiththeStars_mck.inddDear Reader,

Ever wonder what it might have been like to experience the plagues of Exodus? Encounter the familiar Bible story in a fresh new way, through the eyes of an Egyptian slave who flees with the Hebrews into the wilderness but refuses to surrender to the invisible God that destroyed her Cossette_Connilyncountry. For a chance to win one of five copies of Counted with the Stars, email me at [email protected] with the subject: “AuthorBuzz Contest.”

Connilyn Cossette

Swash_ornamentLast Painting_Layout 1-2.inddDear Reader,

I’m giving away five copies of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos. It traces a single 17th-century Dutch painting across three centuries and three continents. We follow the first woman to be admitted to a Guild of St. Luke in 1630s Holland, the wealthy lawyer who inherits the painting in 20th-century New York, and the celebrated art scholar of the 21st century who painted a DominicSmith-Author-Photoforgery of the landscape as a struggling graduate student.

Email the name of your favorite 17th-century artist or artwork to [email protected]

Swash_ornamentrivalsofversailleDear Readers,

Meet one of history’s most famous mistresses – Jeanne de Poisson, the Marquise de Pompadour. As a child, a fortune teller told her she would become the lover of a king and the most powerful woman in France. Eventually luck and a little scheming do pave her way to Versailles, and into the arms of King Louis XV.

For two turbulent decades she fights off the many rivals for her position sallychristieand helps the king give himself over to a life of luxury and depravity. Around them, war rages, discontent grows, and France inches ever closer to the Revolution.

I’m giving away five copies. Write to me – [email protected] – to win!

Sally Christie


asthepoppiesbloomiedDear Reader,


It is 1913 and late summer in the Ottoman Empire. The sun rises, full and golden, atop a lush, centuries-old village tucked into the highlands where the blood-red poppies bloom. Outside the village leader’s home, the sound of voices carries past the grapevines to the lane where Anno, his maralboyadjianyoungest daughter slips out unseen.

She heads to a secret meeting place. She forgets that enemies surround her village….

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