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Teri Anne Stanley | Author-Reader Match: CHARMING TEXAS COWBOY
Author Guest / January 28, 2022

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Teri Anne Stanley! Writes: Sassy, sexy, fun romance where hot soldier cowboys can’t resist smart, gutsy women. There are dogs and horses. Maybe some goats and turtles, too. And chickens. About: Me: Crafty, sciencey, book nerd Loves watching other people take long walks on the beach, long weekends wrapped in a blanket watching Netflix, and pizza rolls. Has been known to spend hours at a time rewriting one paragraph. Rarely cooks or cleans. What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: You: Prefer books to people (some people, anyway). Love military guys with wounded souls May have watched every season of Virgin River and/or Homestead Rescue Roll your eyes (but look anyway) whenever there’s a new internet scandal What to expect if we’re compatible: Instagram posts about yarn and dogs Intermittent newsletters (I’m going to be better about this. I really mean it). Stories with heart and a lot of laughs Relatable characters The occasional shot of suspense All the feels CHARMING TEXAS COWBOY by Teri Anne Stanley Big…

Jennifer Vido | Jen’s Jewels Interview: THE MAGNOLIA PALACE by Fiona Davis
Author Guest / January 28, 2022

Jen Vido: What inspired your new book, THE MAGNOLIA PALACE? Fiona Davis: THE MAGNOLIA PALACE was inspired by the Frick Collection, a museum in New York City that was home to Henry Clay Frick (an industrialist and art collector), and his family. I loved that it was both a residence and a museum, which works well with a dual-timeline novel. Some of the characters are real people – Henry Clay Frick and Helen Frick, his adult daughter, in particular. And some are fictional, like Lillian, who’s inspired by a celebrated artists’ model from the 1910s named Audrey Munson. Audrey posed for the reclining nude figure that’s carved above the entrance to the Frick mansion. In 1919, what happens in Lillian Carter’s life that lands her in the Frick mansion? Lillian has been struggling in her career as an artists’ model since her mother died earlier that year, and then was accused by the police of being part of a sordid love triangle after her landlord killed his wife. (The scandal is drawn directly from Audrey Munson’s real life.) Early in the book, Lillian is staring up at the image of herself in the Frick’s doorway, wondering what’s going to become…