Anyone who enjoys historical fiction with a mystery thrown in and a surprise twist at the end will want to read Dark Secrets, a novel about intergenerational trauma, Sweden, and WWII. Lena Larsson, an aspiring young writer, raised by her stoic seamstress mother and her domineering Swedish immigrant grandmother, Helga, in Astoria, Oregon is deeply affected by her grandmother's frequent screams in her sleep. When she wins a scholarship to study at the Sorbonne in Paris, her long-time sleep disorder affects her studies and threaten her first romance. Lena is called home when her mother, Sofia , becomes ill. On her deathbed, Sofia urges Lena to go to Sweden to try to uncover her grandmother's dark secrets they suspect go back to Grandmother Helga's visit to Sweden in the summer of 1939 just before Hitler invaded Poland. Lena must uncover the mystery behind her Grandmother's nightly terrors which led to her sad ending. Lena goes from a shy young girl to a young woman with the confidence to pursue the truth of Helga's past, as difficult and painful it is.
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I'm thrilled with my new book cover. My cousin in Sweden contributed the photo of the actual woods where the mystery unfolds. My model, Lacy, was a joy to work with and my Photoshop assistant, Aaron, stepped up to the plate and made my publisher's deadline.
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Eight years ago I had a Book Reading of Under the Salvadoran Sun at one of my favorite book stores, Annie Bloom's in Portland, Oregon. Last night, July 25th, I had my second reading of my new novel, Dark Secrets to an enthusiastic crowd! Even the store's resident cat, Molly, joined us and my audience was very engaged in the reading. Thanks to all!
MY BOOK LAUNCH AT ANNIE BLOOM'S BOOKSTORE IN PORTLAND, OREGON in 2014.
I will be doing a reading from my new book, Dark Secrets at Annie Blooms books, in Multnomah Village, Portland, Oregon on Monday,July 25, at 7 pm. Watch for more details under Events.
Check out my author interview with Nicola MacCameron