Mary Lou Locke
I am retired professor of U.S. women’s history, and in December 2009 I published my first novel, Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery, which was a finalist in the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. I am pleased that Maids of Misfortune has remained the #1 best seller in the historical mystery category on Kindle since July. This mystery is the first in a planned series of historical mysteries featuring Annie Fuller, a young widowed boarding house keeper, who supplements her income as a clairvoyant who give domestic and business advice, and Nate Dawson, a San Francisco lawyer. I live in San Diego with my husband and assorted animals and I am currently working on my next book, Uneasy Spirits. I also have a blog the Front Parlor, about self-publishing and writing historical fiction that can be found at http://mlouisalocke.wordpress.com/ and I am a regular contributor to Publetariat.