Sandra Gulland

About me

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.

From my website

Lost and found in France’s on-line library archives

It’s simply astonishing what one can now find on-line. In the way of any wander through library stacks, I came upon this title on Gallica.bnf.fr, the French national library on-line: Tableau historique, littéraire et politique de l’an VI de la Républic française. Of course it was not at all what…

New covers for The Shadow Queen and a suitcase of research books

  Tra la! Here’s The Shadow Queen cover for the U.S. Anchor paperback edition, coming out in January: It’s almost identical to the hardcover cover, which pleases me very much, since it is so very striking, my favourite cover ever. I am curious to see what HarperCollins Canada comes up with;…

Last day in the bunker, first day of my 70th decade

Today is our day to pack up, for tomorrow we leave first thing, heading to Toronto. On Thursday late afternoon, we’ll be driving into beautiful San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. I’m always delighted to arrive in San Miguel, but I’m also always sad to head south—sad to leave my library of…

 
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