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 here), and the 8 historical mysteries written by my fictional self, Mary Miley. Severn House is publishing my new mystery series set in Chicago during my favorite decade, the Roaring Twenties: The Mystic’s Accomplice hit US shelves in 2021 in hardcover, ebook, and paperback; the second, Spirits and Smoke, was released in 2022 and the third, Deadly Spirits, in September, 2022, hardcover and ebook. On a personal level, I’m busy at Valley Road Vineyards, working on the bottling assembly line. I’m looking forward to traveling again in 2023! 

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News & Events

My Valentine’s Day Contribution

February 14, 2023

Theirs was a love story, but no one would have guessed it from the way it began.  https://magazine.wm.edu/online-exclusives/love-story-king-william-and-queen-mary.php


Articles & Podcasts

Vanishing Articles Reappear at Last

Colonial Williamsburg recently re-posted on its website the back issues of its national magazine, The Journal, and its more recent iteration, Trends & Traditions. Articles from twenty years ago are available to the general public once again, with accompanying illustrations and other features. Dozens of my own articles are among them. https://research.colonialwilliamsburg.org/foundation/journal/feature2.cfm?fbclid=IwAR0e558V2CB7ZjmebhbiO0Nib-dW8zCaCHCM_WcUClReYve-BYyC3qhPvT8