Katherine Keenum


A blog about the paintings, photographs, and prints that help me visualize my fiction—both Where the Light Falls and works-in-progress. My main current project is a novel tentatively entitled ANONYMITY. Its heroine works in publishing, belongs to a clandestine suffragist group, and has a married lover. Read on!

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An American woman art student meets a Civil War veteran in Belle Époque Paris.

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And the winners are …

August 14, 2013

Tags: Summer Adventure blog tour

10 Great Authors, 10 Unforgettable Adventures, and now Winners of 10 Great Giveaway books:

Kate Noble’s Let It Be Me: Emily R.
Lauren Willig’s The Ashford Affair: Ann Z. & Lori K.
T.J. Brown’s Summerset Abbey: Spring Awakening: Connie F.
Alison Atlee’s The Typewriter Girl: Theresa B. & Debra C.
Jessica Brockmole’s Letters from Skye: Ally P.
Katherine Keenum’s Where the Light Falls: Patricia in NYC
Sarah Jio’s The Last Camellia: TBA
Deanna Raybourn’s A Spear of Summer Grass: Rebecca B.
Stephanie Lehmann’s Astor Place Vintage: Jessica L.
Susanna Kearsley’s The Firebird: Sarah (at 2:40)

Winner of the Grand Prize, all ten books: Meredith A.

Congratulations, winners! And to all of you who have ventured out with us, thanks for coming along. Thanks especially to those of you who commented on my blog. It has been a great pleasure to meet you and I hope you come back often to explore Paris and writing historical fiction. Happy reading for the rest of the summer!

Summer Adventure: Susanna Kearsley

August 13, 2013

Tags: Summer Adventure blog tour

10 Great Authors, 10 Unforgettable Adventures. With every “Today’s Adventure” post between August 1 and August 13, you can register to win the featured book and the grand prize of all 10 books. We’ll announce winners on August 14—tomorrow!

You may enter today’s contest by leaving a comment on Susanna’s blog.

Here’s Susanna:

Nicola’s not looking for adventure. But when a client brings a family heirloom—called “the Firebird”—to her gallery to be appraised for sale, she has to help, despite the fact that helping means she’ll have to use the psychic “gifts” she’d rather hide, and call a favor in from an old boyfriend, Rob, whose gifts are even greater than her own. (more…)

Summer Adventure: Stephanie Lehmann

August 12, 2013

Tags: Summer Adventure blog tour

10 Great Authors, 10 Unforgettable Adventures. With every “Today’s Adventure” post between August 1 and August 13, you can register to win the featured book and the grand prize of all 10 books. We’ll announce winners on August 14.

You may enter today’s contest by going to the Astor Place Vintage Facebook page and liking it. Find links to all the authors below--follow any of them to keep up with the latest adventures.

Here’s Stephanie:

Adventure? What do I know about Adventure? I’m not an adventurous person. I’d rather stay home than travel. And if I do go anywhere, the natives will speak English, wifi will be available, and the restaurants will ideally offer hamburgers and apple pie. If I’m feeling particularly daring, I’ll get cheese on my pie. (more…)

Summer Adventure: Deanna Raybourn

August 11, 2013

Tags: Summer Adventure blog tour

10 Great Authors, 10 Unforgettable Adventures. With every “Today’s Adventure” post between August 1 and August 13, you can register to win the featured book and the grand prize of all 10 books. We’ll announce winners on August 14.

To enter today’s contest, please leave a comment on Deanna’s blog.

Find links to all the authors below--follow any of them to keep up with the latest adventures.


Here's Deanna:

The very last thing Delilah Drummond expects when she goes to Africa is a proper adventure. Most travelers journey there on safari, but Delilah is banished abroad by a family that has weathered one too many of her scandals. She’s a flapper with a sharp black bob and a slash of scarlet lipstick, a party girl with a penchant for gin and men other women have left lying around unattended. She is a woman who has seen it all and done most of it.

But nothing prepares her for Africa. (more…)

Summer Adventure: Sarah Jio

August 9, 2013

Tags: Summer Adventure blog tour

10 Great Authors, 10 Unforgettable Adventures. With every “Today’s Adventure” post between August 1 and August 13, you can register to win the featured book and the grand prize of all 10 books. We’ll announce winners on August 14.

Enter today’s contest by liking Sarah’s Facebook page. Find links to all the authors below--follow any of them to keep up with the latest adventures.

Here’s Sarah:

The year is 1940. The world is on the brink of war. Can you imagine being barely twenty years old and leaving your home on the quiet, safe Atlantic Coast and traveling to an unknown country to an unknown manor house, where you will be required to go beyond your comfort zone in ways you’ve never even imagined? (more…)

Summer Adventure: Katherine Keenum

August 8, 2013

Tags: Summer Adventure blog tour

10 Great Authors, 10 Unforgettable Adventures. With every “Today’s Adventure” post between August 1 and August 13, you can register to win the featured book and the grand prize of all 10 books. We’ll announce winners on August 14.

When I joined the Unforgettable Adventure giveaway, I thought I remembered my main character, Jeanette Palmer, actually using the word “adventure.” Yes! On p. 278 she has been forced to borrow money from an older relative and asks anxiously, “Has the adventure worked out for you, Cousin Effie? The whole thing, I mean—coming to Paris?”

Change the question: “Will the adventure work out for you, reader? The whole thing, I mean—going to Paris with Jeanette and Effie?” (more…)

Summer Adventure: Jessica Brockmole

August 7, 2013

Tags: Summer Adventure blog tour

10 Great Authors, 10 Unforgettable Adventures. With every “Today’s Adventure” post between August 1 and August 13, you can register to win the featured book and the grand prize of all 10 books. We’ll announce winners on August 14.

You may enter today’s contest at Jessica’s Facebook page. Find links to all the authors below--follow any of them to keep up with the latest adventures.

Here's Jessica:

Opportunity doesn’t always knock. Sometimes it slips quietly into the mailbox, folded, stamped, addressed. (more…)

Today's Adventure: T. J. Brown

August 5, 2013

Tags: Summer Adventure blog tour

10 Great Authors, 10 Unforgettable Adventures. With every “Today’s Adventure” post between August 1 and August 13, you can register to win the featured book and the grand prize of all 10 books. We’ll announce winners on August 14.

You may enter today’s giveaway and the grand prize at T.J.’s blog. You’ll find links to all the authors below--follow any of them to keep up with the latest adventures.

And now, T.J. on WWI Women and Their Flying Machines:

Come Josephine in my flying machine
Going up she goes! Up she goes! (more…)

Today's Adventure: Lauren Willig

August 2, 2013

Tags: Summer Adventure blog tour

10 Great Authors, 10 Unforgettable Adventures. With every “Today’s Adventure” post between August 1 and August 13, you can register to win the featured book and the grand prize of all 10 books. We’ll announce winners on August 14.

Enter today’s contest at Lauren’s website , OR by liking her Facebook page. Find links to all the authors below--follow any of them to keep up with the latest adventures.

Here’s Lauren:

“They really lived, didn’t they?” says my modern heroine wistfully.

It’s 1999, and my modern heroine, Clemmie Evans, is looking around her own life—endless work at a law firm where she’s hoping to make partner, a studio apartment she’s never properly moved into—and realizing that she doesn’t entirely like what she sees. As she starts to dig into the life of her grandmother, she feels shamed by the dramatic changes her grandmother encountered and mastered: the twilight of the aristocracy, two World Wars, a move from London to Kenya and then from Kenya to New York. (more…)

Today's Adventure: Kate Noble

August 1, 2013

Tags: Summer Adventure blog tour

10 Great Authors, 10 Unforgettable Adventures. With every “Today’s Adventure” post between August 1 and August 13, you can register to win the featured book and the grand prize of all 10 books. We’ll announce winners on August 14.

Here’s Kate:

Everyone needs the chance to be new, at one time or other. The chance to experience different sights and sounds, the ability to be open to learning new things and new ways of being. To let go of a (slightly) disastrous past and face the world with a fresh perspective. (more…)

Summer Adventure starts tomorrow

July 31, 2013

Tags: Summer Adventure blog tour

For the next two weeks, this space will be filled by special posts from the authors of ten novels perfectly suited for deck chair adventures of travel, romance, mystery, and exploration. Each day all ten of us will post the day's adventure, so you can always start here or go directly to the website or Facebook page of any of the other participants: Alison Atlee (The Typewriter Girl), Jessica Brockmole (Letters from Skye), T. J. Brown (Summerset Abbey: Spring Awakening), Sarah Jio (The Last Camellia), Susanna Kearsley (The Firebird), Stephanie Lehmann (Astor Place Vintage), Kate Noble (Let It Be Me), Deanna Raybourn (A Spear of Summer Grass), and Lauren Willig (The Ashford Affair).

After each post, one copy of the day’s book will be given away, with a set of all ten as grand prize. ANY of the authors’ sites or Facebook pages will keep you updated on the day’s giveaway and how to enter. Bon voyage!