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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
The Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novels by Michelle Cox - Audio Book Tour + Giveaway
Join Us for this Audiobook Series Tour from Aug 31 to Oct 2, 2020!
Series Title: Henrietta and Inspector Howard by Michelle Cox
Category: AdultFiction (18+)
Genre: Historical Mystery
Publisher: Michelle Cox
Release dates: November 2017; April 2017; April 2018; April 2019; April 2020
Content Rating: R: Books 1-2 do not have any sex scenes,
though there is sexual reference, Books 3-5 do have explicit sex scenes
(tasteful). There is periodic swearing and violence, but not a lot.
There are some dark themes (though not graphic examples) of suicide,
As an author
of historical fiction, it’s tempting to say that I write as a way of traveling
back in time. I’m convinced, you see, that I was born in the wrong era,
and writing is the only thing I’ve found, given the lack of time machines lying
around, to get myself back there. Surrounding oneself with antiques,
reading Victorian novels or watching period dramas all do their part in inching
the needle backwards, but there is nothing like creating my own world populated
with living, breathing characters to really transport me. And it’s icing
on the cake when readers claim to be transported, too. It’s the highest
compliment I can get, actually.
So that’s part
of the answer of why I write, but it’s not the whole thing. I’ve been
doing this writing thing now, pretty much day in and day out, for roughly five
years, and while traveling back in time to the 1930’s is wonderfully fun, it’s
not enough of a draw after a while to get up every day at five am to keep at
it. There has to be something more to it.
reason I write, I think, has something to do with creating itself. The
act of creating something out of nothing, I’ve come to discover, is a joyful
one and nothing short of miraculous, whether the result of that act is a child
or a book or a garden, or something else entirely.
requires you to reach down into some deeper source, a place of communion with
something which, regardless of your beliefs, can only be called the Divine. And
this hovering near the Divine—this co-mingling with it, in fact—is all at once
beautiful and terrifying and addictive. It’s a bit like love,
really. Or maybe it is love.
been a creative person. Looking back, I can see so many ways that it was
finding its way out of me, sometimes bursting out spectacularly, sometimes
merely oozing. But it was always there. It’s found a home now in
the form of writing, turning all systems to go, transporting me past the past
to a place of even deeper joy, the place from which it
This is the real reason I write and why, now that I’ve
begun, I can’t possibly stop.
Meet the Narrator:
Jayne Entwistle was born in the North of England and lived in a myriad
of places (Vancouver, San Francisco, Tucson, Sequim, Seattle) before
landing in Los Angeles. She is an avid improviser who hitched her
space-work wagon to Patrick Bristow’s company, Improvatorium, where she
studied, taught, directed and performed improv. She is an award-winning
audiobook narrator best known for her narration of the Flavia de Luce
series by Alan Bradley. She also received the 2015 Odyssey Honour Award
for The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry and
the 2016 Odyssey Award for, The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly
Brubaker Bradley. When not inhaling books for work or pleasure, Jayne
works in film, television and commercials. The biggest star she has ever
worked with is Shaquille O’Neal. He is quite literally THE biggest star
she has ever worked with. Ever. He’s really big!
Meet the Author:
Michelle Cox is the author of the multiple award-winning Henrietta and
Inspector Howard series as well as “Novel Notes of Local Lore,” a weekly
blog dedicated to Chicago’s forgotten residents. She suspects she may
have once lived in the 1930s and, having yet to discover a handy time
machine lying around, has resorted to writing about the era as a way of
getting herself back there. Coincidentally, her books have been praised
by Kirkus, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist,
and many others, so she might be on to something. Unbeknownst to most,
Michelle hoards board games she doesn’t have time to play and is, not
surprisingly, addicted to period dramas and big band music. Also