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

The It Girl and Me is now up for pre-order!

If you’ve been saying “Laini, come on. I’ve been patient. I need some more of that sweet, sweet Hollywood content to savor. You know, like the Grenadine of Beef at Musso & Frank!” then your time may have come at last. My new book is available for pre-order (also here). Yay!…

Lost in Translation…

I owe a great deal to my wonderful friend Martin Turnbull, who has been a mentor to me in so many ways, but his latest coup was introducing me to Babelcube, where I’m in the process of having books turned into international magic. This past weekend, I spent innumerable hours…

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…

 
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