Through Jade's Eyes

This blog is about the fictional character, Jade del Cameron (, and the historical time period in which she lives.

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I'm the author of the Jade del Cameron historical mystery series set in 1920's Africa. Lots of action, intrigue, mystery and a dash of romance. Follow me at *The audio link (view complete profile) is an interview by Baron Ron Herron (9/17/2009, Santa Barbara {CA} News-Press Radio, KZSB, AM 1290

Monday, February 01, 2010


When adventurer Jade del Cameron is not on safari, she resides in a little bungalow on Lord and Lady Avery Dunbury’s estate at the northern edge of Parklands. But at times, she’s considered moving into rooms elsewhere so as not to be a burden on her friends. Just where would she go? In 1921 Nairobi, there were no apartment complexes.

Some people took rooms at the larger hotels such as the Victoria or the New Stanley. Others, especially men, belonged to a “club” and kept a room there. But in the newspaper want ads, there were notices looking for lodgers.

Some room and board offered amenities, such as desirable locations on the Hill and access to tennis courts.
Others offered board with a family atmosphere. And of course, there were always rooms to be had at the YMCA, but not for Jade.

Next week: More Africa news.
Clips and quotes are taken from The East African Standard. Febr. 11, 1921.

NOTE: These blogs are meant to give some insight into the life and times of my fictional character, Jade del Cameron. Jade’s mystery adventures take place in post WWI Africa. To date they are: Mark of the Lion, Stalking Ivory, and The Serpent’s Daughter, and The Leopard’s Prey, all available in trade paperback. TREASURE OF THE GOLDEN CHEETAH is available in hardcover. An excerpt and information on pre-ordering signed copies is available at the website: Follow short updates on

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