I started my blog, Sites and Stories, to celebrate historic sites - the stories they tell, the stories they inspire. My posts often provide behind-the-scenes glimpses of the people, places and the past featured in my books. I also write posts as a guest on other blogs, usually about facets of my Chloe Ellefson adult mysteries from Midnight Ink. There’s a lot here - have fun exploring!

My Blog Posts

Kirkus review of The Lacemakers Secret

Below are excerpts and links to the 2019 posts on my Sites and Stories blog and my guest posts on other blogs. Enjoy!

Belgian Spice Cookies

  Wikipedia photo of Lotus brand Speculoos cookies. "The latest Chloe Ellefson Mystery, The Lacemaker’s Secret, celebrates Belgian heritage, so of course my research included foodways. I quickly came across references to Belgian Spice Cookies, also called Speculoos. These crisp spiced shortbread cookies...more>>

Posted January 8, 2019 on the Sites And Stories blog.

The Belgian Heritage Center

  Belgian Heritage Center in Namur Wisconsin. "When I first started considering a setting for a Chloe Ellefson mystery about Wisconsin’s Belgian immigrants, I knew it would primarily feature the Belgian Farm restored at Heritage Hill State Park. Then I discovered..." more>>

Posted January 2, 2019 on the Sites And Stories blog.