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The Shadow Queen, a “sister” novel to Mistress of the Sunwas published on April 8, 2014, in both the US and Canada, where it made the Globe & Mail Canadian Bestseller list.

It is now out in paperback in both the U.S. and Canada. (The Canadian paperback edition is on the right, above.) I’ve also published an e-book edition, making it available to readers outside the U.S. and Canada.

Click here for reviews of The Shadow Queen. 


I was pleased that BuzzFeed included me in this select group: 13 Brilliant Authors You Probably Didn’t Know Are Canadian,

This interview on Jane Friedman’s website got considerable Social Media attention.

Senator Claire McCaskill raved about the Josephine B. Trilogy on the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC!

What I’m writing now

I am now writing a Young Adult novel about Josephine Bonaparte’s daughter Hortense for Penguin (U.S. and Canada), the first of two.


My talk/reading at the Bonnechere Authors’ Festival 2015 in Eganville, Ontario, on July 29, was great fun. Full house!


StarFest in St. Albert, Alberta, on October 16, was over the top. Full house again, and a wonderful crowd.

In 2016, I will be part of two panel discussions at the San Miguel Writers’ Conference, one at 9:00 am on February 11, and the other on February 14 at 11:00. This is a wonderful conference in magical San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico. This conference sells out, so if you’re tempted: go for it. I guarantee that you will not regret it.

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