Laini Giles

About me

Author of The Forgotten Flapper and Love Lies Bleeding.

I grew up watching old movies with my mother, and was hooked when I read “Hollywood Babylon” at about age 12. I rarely read anything that isn’t somehow historical, whether fiction or nonfiction.

I’m fascinated by the early 20th century- there was so much happening in such a short period of time– cars, wars, radio, political upheaval…so much to choose from to write about! My ultimate goal is to become the Philippa Gregory of forgotten actresses.

From my website

It’s release day for The Forgotten Flapper!

I’m so very excited to announce that The Forgotten Flapper releases today! Yesterday, a lovely review was posted in the Rat Creek Press, a great little neighborhood paper here in Edmonton (hopefully they’ll be updating their homepage to the August issue soon, so you can read it). Last night, I…

Enter my giveaway! Win a cool Forgotten Flapper mug!

You say you’re obsessed with the bean? You’re nothing without your caffeine? (But want to express yourself as a lean, mean literary machine?) Your dilemma is solved! Here is a super nifty mug for carrying around your precious morning nectar. While also upping your cool quotient a hundredfold. It’s the…

“The Perils of Pauline” (1947 Blogathon)

Aah, 1947. A year of returning servicemen, major advances in television, the invention of the microwave, Kon-Tiki, the proposal of the Marshall Plan, and Jackie Robinson joining the Brooklyn Dodgers. Two years after the war, and life was looking rosy. The U.S hadn’t yet made their ill-advised foray into Korea,…

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