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View More: http://photographybynicolejohnson.pass.us/laurenjohnweddingWelcome to my online home. This is where I open the door and invite you inside to meet my literary family: my 14 nonfiction books, 4 podcasts, and 200 magazine articles (many available online here) as well as the 5 historical mysteries written by my fictional self, Mary Miley. The fourth in my Roaring Twenties series, Murder in Disguise, was released in paperback on November 1. I’ve completed the first in a new mystery series set in Chicago during my favorite decade–the 1920s–that is being vetted by a major publisher right now, so I’ve got my fingers crossed. Hollywood has optioned the rights to The Impersonator, hoping to make it into a television series. And I am heading in a new direction this year, writing a historical novel that is not a mystery. Where can you find me? Scroll down for the list at the bottom right. 

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News & Events

Historical Novel Society Conference

December 21, 2018

I’ve just learned that I’ll be speaking at the 2019 Historical Novel Society Conference on June 21. My session, titled Weird-but-True Things No One Knows about the Roaring Twenties, is scheduled first, at 8:00 on Friday morning at the Gaylord National Resort in Oxon, Maryland (across the river from Washington DC). I’ll be up early that morning, you can be sure of that! For the complete schedule of speakers for the 2-day conference, click here. 

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/