Time and Regret – Release Day!

Dear friends … I’m so excited to announce the release of Time and Regret.


It’s been a labour of love that has benefitted so much from the support of readers like you and from many other generous and talented people.

First and foremost, Time and Regret would not exist without my husband Ian’s creativity and critical eye for a good mystery. He’s been my muse at every critical step.

A shoutout to beta readers: Margaret Evans Porter, Douglas Burcham, Kris Holtan, and Glenn Stephens.

Grateful thanks to those who offered endorsements: Holly Smith Managing Editor of the Washington Independent Review of Books; Margaret Porter, author of A Pledge of Better Times; Juliet Grey, author of the Marie Antoinette trilogy; Anne Fortier, author of Juliet; and, Elizabeth St. John, author of The Lady of the Tower.

The team at Lake Union Publishing has been fabulous to work with – specific thanks to Miriam Juskowicz, Amara Holstein and Jodi Warshaw. And I also want to thank my freelance editor Jenny Quinlan for the great work she has done on each of my novels.

Time and Regret by M.K. Tod – When Grace Hansen finds a box belonging to her beloved grandfather, she has no idea it holds the key to his past—and to long buried secrets. In the box are his World War I diaries and a cryptic note addressed to her. Determine to solve her grandfather’s puzzle, Grace follows his diary entries across towns and battle sites in northern France, where she becomes increasingly drawn to a charming French man—and suddenly aware that someone is following her.

From her grandfather’s vivid writing and Grace’s own travels, a picture emerges of a many very unlike the one who raised her: one who watched countless friends and loved ones die horrifically in battle; one who lived a life of regret. But her grandfather wasn’t the only one harbouring secrets, and the more Grace learns about her family, the less she thinks she can trust them.

Available at Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.UK, and other Amazon sites as well as Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound.

Time and Regret will be on tour with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours from August 16-31 and with France Book Tours from September 1-10.

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M.K. Tod writes historical fiction and blogs about all aspects of the genre at A Writer of History. Her latest novel, TIME AND REGRET was published by Lake Union on August 16, 2016. Mary’s other novels, LIES TOLD IN SILENCE and UNRAVELLED are available from Amazon, NookKoboGoogle Play and iTunes. She can be contacted on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads or on her website www.mktod.com.

Introducing mktod.com

Last week I built a website, a simple one that features my author name and gives readers a place to check me out while giving me a more permanent place for information about my novels and such.

Many of you will know I’ve invested a lot of time in building this blog, offering content with a particular focus on readers and writers of historical fiction. A Writer of History will remain the primary venue for sharing information, however, with a novel soon to be published by Lake Union and two other novels ‘out there’, it seems more than sensible to create a landing spot for queries about M.K. Tod.

So here it is … and I would be very grateful for your feedback. Should you choose to publicize it in any way, I would be very grateful for that too 🙂