The House on Hatemonger Hill
By Eileen Haavik McIntire
A colorful caper
of historical suspense
“An engrossing tale of suspense, treachery, and bad choices made for good reasons…. Historical novel readers with special interest in a suspense story that embraces civil rights activism and gang activity will find The House on Hatemonger Hill hard to point down.” – Midwest Book Review
The protagonist is plain, timid Sue Millard who is pulled into a dangerous plot to rob American neo-Nazi George Lincoln Rockwell. “It’s all for a good cause,” she thinks as she struggles with her conscience and her fear. Robbery is a crime, but Rockwell is an angry man with evil plans. Sue and her gang of thieves succeed and donate the stolen stash to civil rights organizations to help pass the Civil Rights Bill of 1964. Their plot is perfectly planned—nothing can go wrong, but Rockwell finds out who robbed him, and Sue becomes caught in an escalating campaign of terror as she fights for her life.
Travel: A Need, Not a Luxury
Fall is almost here. Now that the hordes of school kids will be back at their studies, it’s a good time to do a little traveling. Even though covid and its variants are still a problem, careful consideration of the possibilities will turn up a host of options, even outside the States.
If you’re vaccinated, of course. Stay home if you’re not, but why wouldn’t you be? People have been vaccinated against terrible diseases for 300-plus years. The dreaded disease smallpox has been eliminated worldwide because of vaccinations. Polio, the terrible disease that terrified me as a kid, is almost a thing of the past because of vaccines. Tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, measles, mumps, chicken pox, shingles, hepatitis A, pneumonia, flu, typhus, typhoid, yellow fever—all of these diseases are potential killers and all can be controlled or eliminated through vaccinations. Why would you not take advantage of living in the 21st century?
But I digress. I tell people I travel for research. That’s true. If I’m writing about a particular place, traveling there helps me pick up the smells, food, living conditions, scenery, housing and other nuances to enrich my story.
Getting away from the computer by traveling for a few days helps put things in perspective when you’ve gotten too close to a story and need to back away for a different perspective.
Seeing new places and learning intriguing bits of history about different towns and countries generates new ideas, characters, and plotlines for your work.
Traveling is growing.
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I love reading and writing mysteries. Here are two of my latest.
From Kirkus reviews -
“... fast-paced and multilayered thriller with well-developed characters and colorful settings.... An engaging tale for aficionados of psychological suspense.”
The 90s Club & the
"The fourth title in author Eileen Haavik McIntire's "The 90s Club" series, The 90s Club & the Mystery at Lilac Inn is another deftly written and thoroughly entertaining read that will be especially appreciated by all dedicated mystery/suspense fans." – Midwest Book Review
Brain to Bookshelf 2021
Oct. 16-17, 2021
Annual Conference of the
Maryland Writers' Association
BWI Hilton, Baltimore
* more than a dozen agents offering pitch sessions and critiques,
* dozens of craft and business workshops ,
* industry expert Jane Freidman sharing her insights both days,
* networking opportunities with industry professionals and fellow creators,
* bookstore (sell your latest book),
* raffle and much more.