I am hooked on mysteries and detective stories, but especially mysteries that take place during WWII. If a story is entwined with factual information, I leave as a very satisfied reader. Besides having been entertained, I have the satisfaction of knowing that my knowledge base has increased.
What do you read for pleasure?
Fiction - mysteries and detective stories.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I mostly use the Kindle to read.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Since the History, Mystery and Stamp series involves descriptions and stories about rare stamps and missing stamp treasures, my books have appealed mostly to philatelists and collectors.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the country, running wild and free, inventing my own games and exploring the surrounding woods and fields. These experiences stimulated a sense of adventure and honed my already over-active imagination - traits that have lasted a life-time.
When did you first start writing?
I write for a living, but as a technical writer rather than a fictional writer. I started writing my first novel, "Cancelled: Stamps to Die For," in 2011. It was published in 2013.
What's the story behind your latest book?
In Dead Letter: Addressee Unknown" the quest for the missing Lunersee stamps continues. Other treasures stolen by the Nazis also begin to pique the interest of the three treasure sleuths, Elyse, Saul and Arturo.
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