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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 15 nonfiction books, 200 magazine articles (many available online here), and the 5 historical mysteries written by my fictional self, Mary Miley. I’ve completed the first in a new mystery series set in Chicago during my favorite decade (the 1920s) and have started the second. Most exciting–Hollywood has optioned the film 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.  

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News & Events

Voila! My New Publication

January 4, 2020

My latest book is out, but you can’t buy one. No one can. It’s a corporate history of Markel, the international, Fortune 500 insurance company that was started in 1917 by Sam Markel. Sound dull? Not at all–the story is fascinating and the colorfully illustrated presentation is stunning. Markel executives intend to give it to employees and business associates all over the world. The book was three years in the making, and I’m proud of the result.

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/