Murder in the Eternal City and More Hist Myst

As I mentioned in my last post, Captain Lacey Book 16 (Murder in the Eternal City) is out! Find it in print or e-book: Amazon (US, also at Amazon worldwide)Apple BooksKoboBarnes & NobleGoogle  James Gillies is working on the audio book as we speak. There will be more Captain Lacey to come. He will returnContinue reading “Murder in the Eternal City and More Hist Myst”

Fall and Writing

I have just put a Riding Hard Christmas novella (A Riverbend Christmas) on preorder for a November release. I had a lot of fun returning to Riverbend to catch up with Adam, Grant, Carter, Tyler, Ross, Kyle, and Ray and the rest of the family. No fear, it will be in print and audio asContinue reading “Fall and Writing”

More Below Stairs Mysteries

I just inked a contract (well, docu-signed it) with Penguin Random House for two more Kat Holloway mysteries! Book 7 will be called Speculations in Sin, and Kat will help her dear friend Joanna (who looks after Kat’s daughter Grace) with a terrible problem. I’m not sure of a publication date, but will let youContinue reading “More Below Stairs Mysteries”

Writing and New Books

Much has happened since my last post. We tried for months to move to our summer house in the cool mountains but were stymied by ongoing renovations. The kitchen was supposed to be finished in March but because of slowdowns all around, it wasn’t until the first of July. I didn’t want to move intoContinue reading “Writing and New Books”

Lots of news!

After months of nothing much happening (except constant writing), I have a lot to tell you! The Below Stairs mysteries have been picked up for two more books! Book 6 is out this year (August), and I have just accepted an offer to write Books 7 and 8. More Kat Holloway! (The lovely cover ofContinue reading “Lots of news!”

Upcoming Releases

I haven’t posted in a while, because the last two months have seen me with my head down, writing hard! I’ve been working on two books: Kat Holloway Below Stairs Mysteries Book 6, which is finished and now on my editor’s desk (pub date and title TBA). Yay! The second, The Sinful Ways of JamieContinue reading “Upcoming Releases”

Virtual Conference–Inspiration

I spent last week at the Historical Novel Society’s virtual conference (in place of its in-person conference). The HNS is for all authors of historical fiction–mysteries, romance, thrillers, mainstream fiction, adventure fiction–any fiction as long as it’s historical. Because I’ve been helping my mom move, I didn’t get to “attend” all the sessions I wantedContinue reading “Virtual Conference–Inspiration”

Custom House Murders Audio is a Chirp Deal!

Get Audio of The Custom House Murders for only 99 cents on Chirp! Add Blood of a Gladiator, which is discounted to $2.99. Chirp Only! for a limited time. https://www.chirpbooks.com/audiobooks/the-custom-house-murders-by-ashley-gardner-and-jennifer-ashley https://www.chirpbooks.com/audiobooks/blood-of-a-gladiator-by-ashley-gardner-and-jennifer-ashley

Unboxing: Death at the Crystal Palace!

Look what arrived today! These are not ARCs–they are the Real Thing! Seeing my new book for the first time never gets old! Even after 120 books. 🙂 Out July 6! In bookstores everywhere (plus online). E-books also online everywhere, and audio too!

A Captain Lacey Moment

I opened my email yesterday to find a message announcing the re-opening of an exhibition in one of the royal palaces in London: This painting is a Rembrandt, and exactly the one Captain Lacey sees when he visits Carlton House. This is the Blue Velvet room at Carlton House, with the Rembrandt on the backContinue reading “A Captain Lacey Moment”