Guest Post – Genealogy Fiction

Genealogy Fiction

Genealogy is the most popular hobby in the United Kingdom and the fastest growing in North America. So it’s surprising that there aren’t more novels with a genealogical theme to appeal to this vast and ever-growing market. Is it because people have an idea in their heads that all genealogists are nerds and geeks and only want to interact with dead people? I hope not, because in the many libraries and archives I have undertaken research in, I have seen genealogists, both amateur and professional, of all ages and from all walks of life. So the stereotypical image of the nerdy genealogist is something I want to try and do away with.

As a professional genealogist, I have always enjoyed thrillers and mysteries, but I didn’t want to write a conventional police procedural. A novel featuring an genealogist, or a genealogy teacher in Jane’s case, is a great way of offering a new slant on romantic fiction as it combines mystery with history. It also gave me the opportunity to write about what I know.

Just as in police detective work, researching family histories involves interviews, collecting evidence, following clues, piecing together puzzles and finding missing links. To keep this vital part of the story accurate, I drew on my experiences as a genealogist researching both my own family tree and those of others. I hope Only You will appeal to romantics, genealogists and mystery fans, combining the obsessions of this compulsive hobby with a dark, outwardly impenetrable, mystery in an original way.

[ TLR’s note – The guest post was written by Lorna Peel, read more about her book below]

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Book Title: Only You

Author Name: Lorna Peel

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Length of Book in pages: 111

Publisher: Entranced Publishing

Blurb:

Jane Hollinger is single, divorced, and the wrong side of thirty – as she puts it. Her friends are pressuring her to dive back into London’s dating pool, but she’s content with her quiet life as a genealogy teacher.

Robert Armstrong is every woman’s fantasy: handsome, charming, rich and famous. When he asks her to meet him, she convinces herself it’s because he needs her help with a mystery in his family tree. Soon she realizes he’s interested in more than her genealogical expertise. Now the paparazzi want a piece of Jane too.

Can Jane handle living – and loving – in the spotlight?

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Book trailer link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpKwxPVayPg&feature=plcp&noredirect=1

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Author photo:

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Author Bio:

Lorna Peel lives in County Sligo, Ireland, and when she’s not writing, she researches her family history. She’s had some pretty varied jobs, including Tour Guide, Professional Genealogist, Bookseller, and Census Enumerator, but she thinks she’s going to enjoy being an author best of all.

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Author social media links:

Author Website: http://lornapeel.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PeelLorna

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LornaPeelAuthor

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/lornapeel

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/LornaPeel

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To buy the book:

Amazon (US)  http://amzn.to/Z0kIM9

Amazon (UK)  http://amzn.to/1690ALZ

Barnes & Noble  http://bit.ly/X4ECcc

Kobo Books  http://bit.ly/10pGnj4

Smashwords http://bit.ly/10bAh73

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~ by The Lonely Recluse on April 5, 2013.

One Response to “Guest Post – Genealogy Fiction”

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