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

Your first draft … Say no more!

Brace yourself! This pie chart is surprisingly accurate with respect to a first draft.   Posted by The PAGE International Screenwriting Awards on Friday, June 19, 2015. // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ // <…

Sundae Sundries: great links for readers, writers & historians

Links for writers … • How Kazuo Ishiguro wrote the award-winning Remains of the Day in only four weeks. Depressing, isn’t it? Links for flâneurs through history … • The French Revolution Network. It’s always a thrill to discover discussions on topics of interest. • These 16th century portraits of women painted by Caterina van Hemeseen are arresting.…

On giving an author reading (part 1): deciding what to wear and other matters of great import

In one month I’m to give a reading not far from where I live. It’s high time I started preparing. (Did you know that presenters of TED talks prepare for months? For fascinating links on this process: go here, and here.) An author reading is not a reading: it’s a talk…

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