I am the author of the Josephine B. Trilogy, internationally best-selling novels about Napoleon’s wife, now published in seventeen countries.
My most recent novel, Mistress of the Sun, also published internationally, is set in mid-17th century France at the court of the Sun King.
In the spring of 2012, I will be publishing another novel set in this court, and, after that, I will be writing a Young Adult novel (or two) about Josephine’s daughter Hortense.
I am a wife, mother of two adults, grandmother (yay!).
My husband and I live half the year in rural Ontario, Canada, and the other half in urban (well, it’s a village) San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico.
In reality, however, I’m either in 17th-18th century France or on the Net, usually both.
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The Bastille Archives are a treasure trove of information. This morning I discovered, for example, in a report by Reynie, the police chief, that the “love powders” being delivered by Voisin to Montespan—for use on the King (or perhaps by Montespan herself?)—contained “des cantharides,” more commonly known as “Spanish Fly.”…
Here’s my latest newsletter: http://bit.ly/newsletterFeb2014 With every issue, a subscriber wins an autographed book. Sally Petrunia from Penticton, BC, won for the last one, and I’ve just emailed the winner from this one. So subscribe! (Click here.) There is more and more happening now as THE SHADOW QUEEN publication date…
In case your book club is interested in reading The Shadow Queen, here are some questions for discussion. (Enlarge page to read or download.) Just so you know, it will be published April 8, and the pre-publication price is great value. Just saying!