Verity Easton - A Mystery Book by South Florida Author M. Rebecca Wildsmith

Mystery book Verity Easton by Florida author M. Rebecca Wildsmith

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Verity Easton by M. Rebecca Wildsmith 

Verity accompanies her father to Egypt to find the tomb of Nefertiti. Strange events, nightmares, and murder seem to follow Verity as she explores the mysteries of the land of her late mother. Will she be able to come to terms with the past before it's too late? 

Genre: Murder mystery 

Subgenres: Historical, paranormal 

Any special category: Egypt, bi-racial 

Author name: M. Rebecca Wildsmith 

Author location: South Florida 

Publication Date: Feb. 1, 2023 

Publishing company: Self-published 

Tell us about your book:  Young Verity accompanies her father, a renowned Egyptologist, to Egypt to locate Nefertiti’s tomb for the British Museum. Eager to learn more about the heritage of her late mother, Verity is gifted a scarab bracelet by a stranger while exploring the market. Years later, with no signs of Nefertiti’s final resting place, funding has dried up and strange events seem to have followed Verity wherever she goes—including nightmares and—murder! 

What was the inspiration for this book? I've always been fascinated by ancient Egypt. I was particularly intrigued by a woman named Dorothy Eady, a British woman who believed she was the reincarnation of an Egyptian priestess. That, combined with the fact that Nefertiti was such an important woman in Egyptian history, yet her tomb has never been found, inspired me to write this story of Verity. 

What is one thing you would like the reader to know about your book? I really enjoy visceral, unexpected endings like Daphne du Maurier's books, so I kind of experimented with that in Verity Easton. Reader, be warned! Also, there is a crossover character from my debut murder mystery novel, Hattie Vavaseur. They're standalone novels, but it makes just a teeny bit more sense if you've read Hattie's story. 

Was there anything special about writing this book that you would like to mention? I did a ton of research for this book and interwove many true elements from Egyptian history. 

A unique fact about you: I love and adore classic literature, particularly British literature, which I studied in college. If you enjoy the classics, my writing sort of mimics that style. 

Preferred pronoun: She/her 

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Other books by the author: Hattie Vavaseur 

Where to buy: Amazon, Kindle, KindleUnlimited, Audible, AppleBooks (audio), Barnes & Noble. It can also be found locally at B Boutique in Stuart, FL

Do you have any Florida editor, agent, cover artist, or publisher that you would like to recommend? I am a Creative Director (marketing, editing, copywriting) for my day job, so I did everything myself, from editing, creating the cover, and self-publishing. I'd be happy to coach anyone who needs advice!