WHEN WINTER COMES by V.A. Shannon (October 30th 2018 by Kensington) is a historical novel about the ill-fated Donner Party.
The Kopp Sisters Series by Amy Stewart brings to life the fictionalized lives of three real life sisters. Thirty-five year old Constance is living on a farm outside Paterson, New Jersey, with her two younger sisters – Norma, the no nonsense sister, and Fleurette, the beautiful teenager who is really Constance’s illegitimate daughter. Constance was not the typical woman of the early 1900s. She didn’t want to stay at home and follow “womanly” pursuits. Instead, Constance would become the first female deputy in the United States.
Money can’t buy Alva Smith happiness, but she can use it to buy her way into the top of society in A WELL-BEHAVED WOMAN: A NOVEL OF THE VANDERBILTS by Therese Anne Fowler (October 16th 2018 by St. Martin's Press).
When a child is kidnapped, everyone wants the child to be found and safely brought home. But no one really stops to question if maybe the child is better off with the kidnapper than with the parents. In NOT HER DAUGHTER by Rea Frey (published August 21st 2018 by St. Martin’s Griffin), the readers will find themselves hoping that the kidnapper is never caught because this child is better off with her kidnapper than her parents.
Minerva Spencer is a Canadian transplant who now lives in the mountains of New Mexico. She began writing in 2013 after closing her 8-room bed and breakfast (a subject she will never write about. . . ) Minerva has been a criminal prosecutor, college history professor, and bartender, among many other things.
She currently writes full-time and operates a small poultry rescue on her four-acre hobby farm, where she lives with her wonderful, tolerant husband and many animals.
When Minerva isn’t writing or editing she’s playing with birds and dogs or doing a little DIY.
DANGEROUS Minerva’s first book in her Regency Era trilogy, The Outcasts, will be published by Kensington Press June 26, 2018, and BARBAROUS, October 30, 2018.
Minerva is represented by Pamela Hopkins of Hopkins Literary Associates.