Tomorrow, author Donna Fletcher Crow is going to stop by and talk about her life as an American who writes books set in the UK. Since Donna’s primary publisher is in the UK, her next book will premiere first in England, then in the US. She’ll cover topics like what this means when it comes to taxes, editing, and promoting.
Donna has published thirty books. Her latest, which comes out June 1 in the UK and in September in the U.S., is called A Very Private Grave, Book 1 in the Monastery Murders series. Because of the different release dates on two different continents, Donna probably feels like she’s wearing different hats to do the what would appear to be the same job, but, in many ways, isn’t.
Here’s a blurb about A Very Private Grave:
Felicity Howard, a young American studying for the Anglican priesthood at the College of the Transfiguration in Yorkshire, is devastated when she finds her beloved Father Dominic bludgeoned to death and Father Antony, her church history lecturer, soaked in his blood...I’m looking forward to hearing what she has to say, what the process has been like, and some differences she’s seen. You can also take a look at the book trailer.
A Very Private Grave is a contemporary novel with a thoroughly modern heroine who must learn some ancient truths in order to solve the mystery and save her own life as she and Father Antony flee a murderer and follow clues that take them to out-of-the way sites in northern England and southern Scotland. The narrative skillfully mixes detection, intellectual puzzles, spiritual aspiration, romance, and the solving of clues ancient and modern.
You can leave a question for her today - and come back tomorrow to read her post. You’ll probably have even more questions then! (A shout-out to BFF Sally Baker for cropping photos for me while I await new software after a computer crash. )