Crow writes meticulously researched, entertaining novels of romance, history, adventure and mystery in an engaging you-are-there style that allows readers to live the history. Reviewers have compared her work with PD James, Dan Brown and Barbara Pym.
WILMINGTON, NC, May 26, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — We all know that Sanditon is a smash hit television series featuring a fictional seaside resort. Nevertheless, a question that is asked very frequently on Google is “Where is Sanditon on the map?” Bestselling author and researcher Donna Fletcher Crow has revealed the answer in a recent blog post titled, “Finding Sanditon on the Map.” Thankfully yes, she does provide a real-world map. Very few people in the world have more expertise in all things Jane Austen than does Donna Fletcher Crow. That background, along with her expertise as a researcher who has explored these locations in person, has helped her pinpoint the most likely location of Sanditon.
June 21, 2022, Crow will be speaking to the Southern Idaho Chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America on “How Jane Austen has Influenced my Writing.” She says, “In a 40-some year career of writing 50-some books, Jane Austen has been my lodestar. Some of my novels are set in Regency England, reflecting my passion for my favorite author, others, even those set in America’s pioneer west, are underpinned by my love for excellent style and great literature of which Austen is the supreme example.”
June 25, 2022, Crow will speak (via Zoom) to the Jane Austen Society of New Zealand on the subject of “Frank Churchill in the Dock: Did Frank murder his Adoptive Mother?” Crow explained, “Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’ has long been recognized as a great, and ground-breaking, mystery novel for her clever misdirection of the reader in solving the questions she poses. But as a mystery writer myself, I will take this a step further and investigate whether Frank Churchill was merely the ‘child of fortune’ he claimed to be, or whether he had an insidious hand in making that fortune.
“We will begin with a look at the courts and legal process in Regency England, then I will don wig and robes and impanel a jury of my viewers as I serve as prosecutor to show that the defendant indeed, had means, motive and opportunity to commit murder most foul.”
September 29-October 30, 2022, will find Crow at the AGM of the Jane Austen Society of North America in Victoria, BC, where she will present a talk entitled “In London with Jane Austen and the Dashwoods.” She says, “In the Persona of Jane Austen, I will take attendees to all the locations sited in Austen’s ‘Most London novel,’ in a presentation fully illustrated with period maps and and pictures.”
Crow has 2 You Tube videos which give a similar flavor of Jane Austen taking viewers to favorite locations: “Jane Austen: From Paradise to Portsmouth” and “Jane Austen from Paradise to Lyme Regis.,” available at https://www.youtube.com/user/CrowDonna. The Sanditon maps are available at https://donnafletchercrow.com/p/470/Finding-Sanditon-on-the-Map.
Donna Fletcher Crow is a frequent online guest for book club discussions and is available to speak to groups on Austen related subjects.
Also watch for the soon to be released ‘The Famishment of the People,’ Of Hunger and Fulfillment, Epoch 9 in the Celtic Cross series, the story of the great famine.
Donna Fletcher Crow is the author of 50 books, mostly novels of British history. She has taken a number of high-level industry awards for her work. Many of her books have been bestsellers in their categories, including ‘A Most Inconvenient Death’, which achieved #1 bestseller status in Christian Suspense. ‘The Fields of Bannockburn’, the epic from which The Celtic Cross Series, Part I: Scotland, The Struggle for a Nation is based, was listed as Fiction Bestseller by Christian Book Distributors and ‘The Banks of the Boyne’, the epic from which The Celtic Cross Series, Part II: Ireland, The Pursuit of Peace is based, hit #3 Best-Selling Fiction.
‘Glastonbury’ is her best-known book, which received the prestigious First Place, Historical Novel, award from the National Federation of Press Women. Readers and reviewers have raved about ‘Glastonbury’, calling it “The best of its kind,” “richly fascinating,” “beautifully researched,” “gloriously evocative,” and “panoramic.” One Amazon reader said, “WHAT a work! Every reader can be enveloped in the sheer scope and quality, every historian be constantly nodding at the precise detail and accuracy, and every Christian can rejoice in the fullness of scripture. For me it is simply beyond descriptive praise. I would urge all who value truth to treat themselves to a feast.”
The Celtic Cross is a 2-part series which begins with Scotland: The Struggle for a Nation. In 4 individual epochs it tells the stories of—’The Keeper of the Stone,’ St. Columba; ‘The Forger of a Nation,’ Kenneth MacAlpin; ‘The Refiner of the Realm,’ Queen Margaret; ‘The Vanquishers of Tyranny,’ William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. The 10-book series will complete in the summer of 2022.
The Elizabeth & Richard Mysteries is a literary suspense series using literary figures as background: Rudyard Kipling in ‘The Flame Ignites’, Dorothy L Sayers in ‘The Shadow of Reality’, Shakespeare in ‘A Midsummer Eve’s Nightmare’, and Jane Austen in both ‘A Jane Austen Encounter’ and ‘A Most Singular Venture’. Watch for ‘A Prodigious Sum of Corpses: Seeking Sanditon at Jane Austen’s Seashore’, which will take readers to all of Austen’s favorite seashore resorts. Accounts of Crow’s visits to these sites are available on her blog under the heading “Jane Austen Seashore Tour.”
The Monastery Murders Series features atmospheric contemporary crimes with their roots buried deep in the middle ages. Books in the series include ‘A Very Private Grave’, ‘A Darkly Hidden Truth’, ‘An Unholy Communion’, ‘A Newly Crimsoned Reliquary’, ‘An All-Consuming Fire’ and the newly-released ‘Against All Fierce Hostility.’
The Daughters of Courage, ‘Kathryn’, ‘Elizabeth’ and ‘Stephanie’ is a pioneer family saga based on the stories of Crow’s own family and other Idaho pioneers in the Kuna, Nampa and Boise area. A short story on her blog entitled “A Nostalgic Fourth of July” is based on a scene from ‘Kathryn: Days of Loss and Hope’.
Where There is Love is a 6-book series of the enduring legacy of love and faith all based on historic people and events. The titles are: ‘Where Love Begins’, ‘Where Love Illumines’, ‘Where Love Triumphs’, ‘Where Love Restores’, ‘Where Love Shines’, and ‘Where Love Calls’.
The Lord Danvers Victorian true-crime series is an Amazon bestseller in the British Detectives category. Books in the series include ‘A Lethal Spectre’, ‘A Most Inconvenient Death’, ‘Grave Matters’, ‘To Dust You Shall Return’ and ‘A Tincture of Murder’. Donna provides a no-charge download of ‘A Tincture of Murder’ for those who sign up for her newsletter. More information is available at her website.
Donna Fletcher Crow’s awards include:
Where Love Begins, Best Historical Romance, Pinnacle Awards 2019
A Lethal Spectre, Best Mystery, Pinnacle Awards, 2019
Glastonbury, First Place, Historical Fiction, National Federation of Press Women Award of Merit
The Banks of the Boyne, Silver Angel; First Place Historical Fiction, National Federation Press Women
The Fields of Bannockburn, First Place Historical Fiction, National Federation Press Women
Professional Achievement Award, Northwest Nazarene College
Juvenile Books Award of Merit, Idaho Press Women
Top Idaho Author
Pacesetter Award, Mt. Hermon Writers Conference
Outstanding Historical Fiction, Idaho Press Women, National Federation of Press Women,
Idaho Writer of the Year
Best Inspirational Novel, Finalist Romance Writers of America
Writer of the Year, Mt. Hermon Writers Conference
Donna is available for media interviews and can be reached by email at [email protected]. All of her books are available at online book retailers. More information, including a no-charge download of ‘A Tincture of Murder’, is available at her website at https://www.donnafletchercrow.com.
About Donna Fletcher Crow:
Donna and her husband live in Boise, Idaho. They have 4 adult children and 15 grandchildren living on 3 continents. Donna is a former English literature teacher and lifelong Anglophile. Idahoans with long memories will remember her as a former Queen of the Snake River Stampede, Miss Rodeo Idaho and runner-up for Miss Rodeo America. She is an enthusiastic gardener.
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