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

My Trunk!

In order to keep myself sane during the writing process, I have to do things other than write from time to time, and one of the things I love doing is decorating. In my office, I invested in a huge trunk from JYSK, that looks something like this: only mine has a…

Hi All!

If you found me based on my recent BookBub deal, welcome to my page! If you’re wondering why Barnes and Noble was not included in the deal, it was. Only with my crummy luck, their page had not yet updated by the time the deal was posted Tuesday morning (July…

“Kiss Me Kate” and Cherry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream (Ice Cream Social Blogathon)

I’m pretty sure I discovered the Marx Brothers first– when I was around 10 or 11. I happened by the living room as my parents watched Harpo on his harp, and I was enchanted. A Night at the Opera led me to MGM Musicals, and I must have watched That’s…

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