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Kathi Macias | Why a Book about Harriet Tubman?
Author Guest / February 16, 2013

I am often asked why I chose to write a contemporary novel based on the life of historical figure Harriet Tubman. I suppose it was a natural for me, as Harriet Tubman has always been one of my heroines, and I loved the idea of building a contemporary story around her life. I felt it was important to incorporate a love story into the novel because Harriet sacrificed so much, including her marriage to the man she loved, to fulfill her dream of freedom. Though I didn’t know it when I first conceived this idea, the book release’s timing was perfect for both: February for Black History Month (Harriet Tubman) and also for Valentine’s Day (romance aspect). Before beginning my research and writing, I knew quite a bit about Harriet’s work with the Underground Railroad, but little about her service to this country during the Civil War or her efforts to gain the vote for women. All that was exciting to learn, and it deepened my respect and admiration for this amazing woman. The love story in the book is about Mazie and Edward, two young people of different races who are deeply attracted to one another. Mazie has nagging…

Fresh Pick | THE CEZANNE CHASE by Thomas Swan
Fresh Pick / February 16, 2013

Inspector Jack Oxby December 2012 On Sale: November 27, 2012 Featuring: Jack Oxby 320 pages ISBN: 155704967X EAN: 9781557049674 Kindle: B007PJZCPC Paperback / e-Book (reprint) $14.99 Add to Wish List  Mystery Buy at Time for a mystery The Cezanne Chase by Thomas Swan New Scotland Yard’s art crime detective tackles the mystery behind the destruction of valuable Cézanne paintings, crisscrossing from St. Petersburg, New York City, London, Provence, Boston, and Paris. When Inspector Jack Oxby links the shocking defacing of two of the 26 extant Cézanne self-portraits in London’s National Gallery to a mysterious death outside London, the chase is on. The high-risk world of international art is exposed, as is the ruthless adversary behind the intricate and deadly crime. A highly suspenseful and fast moving mystery filled with international intrigue and high stakes art! Previous Picks