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Sandra Gulland
Works at writing historical fiction. Internationally-published (The Josephine B. Trilogy, Mistress of the Sun), blogger (http://bit.ly/TheWritingLife), Netnerd and all-round compulsive historical researcher, currently working to finish The Next Novel.
Attended San Francisco State University
Lived in Berkeley, California
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This pie chart is surprisingly accurate with respect to a first draft.
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Now that's just silly - how can you ever have too much nutmeg? My food is 40% nutmeg by volume. Just like my writing ;)
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What makes for a good author reading? 
The first thing to understand about preparing to give an author reading is that it should not be a "reading" at all, but a talk with a few short readings.
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My talk on my novel Mistress of the Sun, plus revelations on 17th century underwear (or the lack thereof).
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Great links for writers, readers, Napoleonistas & more ...
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I’m at sixes and sevens today (a soon to be Mother-of-the-Bride, so understandable). Even my 100-word writing minimum is a challenge. At such times, I turn to organizing research. It’s important to do, and it doesn’t require creative energy. Organizing…
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My "Sundae Sundries" blog offers weekly links of interest to readers, writers and historians ... 
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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[ //…
This pie chart is surprisingly accurate with respect to a first draft.
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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.) A reading is not a reading: it’s a…
The first thing to understand about preparing to give an author reading is that it should not be a "reading" at all, but a talk with a few short readings.
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{Carrie & Bruce & wee Kiki} I’ve been away from home and in glowing excitement turmoil for three weeks: our daughter married, family visiting, a wee grand-daughter to look after while the new Mr. & Mrs. Sudds went on their honeymoon. {My growing family,…
{Carrie & Bruce & wee Kiki} I’ve been away from home and in glowing excitement turmoil for three weeks: our daughter married, family visiting, a wee grand-daughter to look after while the new Mr. & Mrs. Sudds went on their honeymoon. {My growing …
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{A photo from years ago.} Sorry about that last blog post! I meant to click “Save Draft,” but clicked “Publish” instead. So much going on! I’m in Ottawa with my dear sister Robin and her great mate Betsy. We’ve been “talking up a storm,: eating really…
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Please welcome today’s guest Sandra Gulland—an internationally bestselling author of biographical historical fiction set in France. She is known for the depth and accuracy of her research, as well ...
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  • writing historical fiction. Internationally-published (The Josephine B. Trilogy, Mistress of the Sun), blogger (http://bit.ly/TheWritingLife), Netnerd and all-round compulsive historical researcher, currently working to finish The Next Novel.
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Berkeley, California - San Francisco, California - Belmont, California - Chicago - Miami - Nain, Labrador, Canada - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Killaloe Station, Ontario, Canada - San Miguel de Allende, Mexico - Rio de Janero, Brasil
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Internationally-published novelist, blogger, Netnerd, compulsive researcher...
Introduction
I'm the author of four novels

The first three, The Josephine B. Trilogy, are internationally best-selling novels about Josephine Bonaparte, now published in 17 countries (last time I checked). Over a million copies sold, the Trilogy goes through entire families like a flu. 

My most recent novel, Mistress of the Sun, was deemed “dangerously seductive"—a review quote I love. It too made bestseller lists and is presently published in 9 countries. 

Fascinated by the junction of historical fact and fiction, I am writing another novel set in 17th century France, this one about the cut-throat theatre wars of the period—Corneille! Racine! Molière! (Yes: I'm overwhelmed with research.) Naturally this novel also involves yet another of the Sun King's lovers as well as a witch.

Something of a Net junkie, I blog, tweet, tumblr and now, Google Plus. 

For more on all of the above, see my website.
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Mistress of the Sun: published in 10 languages; The Josephine B. Trilogy: published in 15.
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  • San Francisco State University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Roosevelt University
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