Category: News

Vrak Museum of Wrecks

The new maritime archeology museum finally opened in Stockholm – the long-awaited Vrak Museum of Wrecks. The museum is located in the Royal Djurgarden, a delightful island with a slew of parks and museums. In fact, it is located right next to the fabulous Vasa Museum, so a visitor might spend the whole day immersed […]

NEMO Kennislink Review

“This book is for anyone who wants to learn more about art history or the role of ships in eighteenth-century transport, or who likes to empathize with historical characters. There is really not a single boring sentence… You just want to read on.” What a fantastic review of De verzonken kunstschatten van de Vrouw Maria (The Sunken […]

Vrouw Maria and the Lost Treasure of Catherine the Great

TODAY is the day that readers all over Finland finally get their long-awaited copies of The Tsarina’s Lost Treasure. Knowing the Finns, there are probably stampedes at the libraries and brawls in the bookstores. The book has a different publisher (Docendo), a different cover, and a different title (again). It translates as Vrouw Maria and the Lost […]

Real-life Treasure Hunt Books

“What’s better than going on a treasure hunt? Reading about a treasure hunt from the safety of your own home. You won’t get rich, but you’ll get a lot less dirt in your shoes.” The Tsarina’s Lost Treasure makes Book Riot’s list of real-life treasure hunt books. There we are, right between Robert Kurson and […]

Favorite Books of 2020 readers picked their favorite books of 2020 and guess what’s on the list? I swear that neither my co-author or I nominated The Tsarina’s Lost Treasure for this list. THANK YOU to whomever did! At the very least, we are in great company here, sitting alongside the likes of Erik Larson, Glennon Doyle, and, […]

The Sunken Treasures of the Vrouw Maria

The Tsarina’s Lost Treasure is now available in the Netherlands! The Dutch book has a different publisher (Ambo Anthos uitgevers), a different cover AND a different title (and a different audience, so I guess that makes sense). The title is De verzonken kunstschatten van de Vrouw Maria, or The Sunken Treasures of the Vrouw Maria. […]

Now Available in the UK

Good news, mates! I know our friends across the pond have been anxiously awaiting the UK release of The Tsarina’s Lost Treasure. Well, the wait is over! The Tsarina’s Lost Treasure is now available in the UK! (Just in time for lockdown. You’re welcome.) Order it here…

Tsarina Excerpt in the Daily Beast

A ghostly shipwreck, a lost masterpiece painting, a lustful tsarina, the news of the Vrouw Maria’s discovery stirred imaginations in the summer of 1999. It also sparked questions, namely: Who owns the treasure under the sea? Read the full Tsarina excerpt in the Daily Beast…