For over twenty years, M. Louisa Locke was a professor of U.S. Women's history. Now retired, she has taken her story telling in a new direction with the publication of Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery, based on the research she did for her doctoral dissertation on working women in the U.S Far West.
Maids of Misfortune was a finalist in the historical fiction category of the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and is currently on the historical mystery bestseller category in the US and UK Kindle Bookstore. Her short story, Dandy Detects, is based on characters from the novel.
For those of you have read Maids of Misfortune, or Dandy Detects, Locke would love to hear from you, and would really appreciate if you could spend a few minutes writing a review on Amazon.com
Locke is currently living in San Diego with her husband and assorted animals, where she is working on Uneasy Spirits, the next installment of her series of historical mysteries set in Victorian San Francisco. If you are interested in learning more about the Victorian San Francisco and the events portrayed in her books, join her author page on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/mlouisalockeauthor/
Locke also writes about her experiences as a self-published author in her blog, The Front Parlor, http://mlouisalocke.wordpress.com/ and she is a regular contributor to the website on self-publishing, Publetariat.
For more about M. Louisa Locke and her work, see http://mlouisalocke.com/