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 twelve nonfiction books, four podcasts, and 200 magazine articles–many available right here–and the historical mysteries written by my alter ego, Mary Miley. My gothic suspense, Stolen Memories, was released in February and came in second for the Daphne award for historical suspense! I’ve just finished my fifth corporate history which is headed to the printer. And the third in my Roaring Twenties series, Renting Silence, had its international debut August 31. (It will be released in the U.S. on December 1.) The fourth in that series is slated for 2017. Looking ahead, I’ve completed the first in a new mystery series set in Chicago during my favorite decade–the 1920s.   

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News & Events

Stolen Memories comes in Second for the Daphne Award for Historical Mysteries

July 29, 2016

Finalist 2016 25 percent

First place would have been nicer, but I’ll take second any day!


Articles & Podcasts

Downton Abbey Exhibit: Virginia Historical Society lecture

Downtown-image2_mediumI recently gave a talk at the Virginia Historical Society as part of their Downton Abbey exhibit, “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashions for Changing Times.” My talk was titled Weird-but-True Things Most People Don’t Know about the Roaring Twenties. It’s a light, but serious, presentation which lasts 40 minutes (plus Q&A). In it, I share some of the surprising things I learned during my research for my Roaring Twenties mystery series, things I have incorporated into my novels. The VHS always records its Banner Lecture speakers, so here it is. I recommend pouring yourself a glass of wine before you click START.