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View More: http://photographybynicolejohnson.pass.us/laurenjohnweddingWelcome to my online home. Here’s where I open the door and invite you inside to meet my literary family: my 15 nonfiction books, 200 magazine articles (some available online), and the 5 historical mysteries written by my fictional self, Mary Miley. I’ve just signed a contract with Severn House to write a new mystery series set in Chicago during my favorite decade, the 1920s. The first hits US shelves June 1, and I just turned in the second. Most exciting: Hollywood producers optioned film rights to The Impersonator, hoping to make it into a television movie. Sadly, the virus has not been kind to the publishing and film industries, ruining many publishers and literary agents, delaying the introduction of new books, and halting production of new films, so I have no idea what the future holds. Like most of us, I’m in a waiting mode.  

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News & Events

Cover Art Revealed

December 11, 2020

My publisher, Severn House (an imprint of Canongate, a British company) finalized the cover art for my upcoming book. I love it! The release date in the UK is March 31. In the U.S. it’s May 1 for the ebook and June 1 for hardcover. Paperback about 9 months later. Pre-orders on Amazon.com, BN.com, and indiebound.org.

Articles & Podcasts

Brandermill Book Snags Local Publicity

A Richmond magazine devoted a long article with many photos to my Brandermill book.

Click here to see the online version. http://richmondmagazine.com/home/uncovering-brandermill/