Visiting Spain and Portugal in Spring 2015, we toured the National Palace of Queluz. A painting of Queen Maria Isabel of Spain, hanging in a salon, spoke to me.

She was born a Portuguese princess at Queluz. She died in childbirth at age 21, but her lifelong interest in art and donations by her husband, the king, helped create the Prado Museum in Madrid. 

Works in Progress

Book Three: Quiet of Queluz 

Lorraine Baushke, writer​  


Book Two: Sixty Mortal Sins

I am currently writing the sequel to Mystery in Montmartre with the working title, Sixty Mortal Sins. I am about half finished with the first  draft.

You will love my new characters, Guillaume Forestier, a deaf mute man, and a clever, but cunning woman named Cleopatra.