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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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When I get stuck for a simile or metaphor, I sometimes rummage around on Books Google. Eyes like … ? What would someone in the 17th or 18th century have said? Eyes like fish pools. Not exactly what I was looking for! Eyes like a comb-box. I admit: this…
When I get stuck for a simile or metaphor, I sometimes rummage around on Books Google. Eyes like ... ? What would someone in the 17th or 18th century have said? Eyes like fish pools. Not exactly wh...
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Scott Turow was fantastic! 
It's a busy week in San Miguel de Allende: the Writers' Conference is on and there are many writers in town. Yesterday I heard Tracy Chevalier's keynote address on the importance of history (wonder...
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Remember the first photos of Earth from space? It created a sea-change in our perspective. As a child, my father found it amusing how disturbed I was by the idea of infinity. I am challenged anew, and in a rather marvellous way, seeing this amazing NASA…
Remember the first photos of Earth from space? It created a sea-change in our perspective. As a child, my father found it amusing how disturbed I was by the idea of infinity. I am challenged anew, ...
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+Sandra Gulland   My first reading of Aesop and the Grimms and other stories gave me the idea of 'happily ever after', but when I heard about 'infinity' it was almost impossible for me to settle with it. 
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Austen themed movies ... What is not included?
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Stanford University in the U.S. and the Bibliothèque national de France have collaborated in creating the French Revolution Digital Archive, an astonishing collection of documents on the French Revolution. A search of the image database revealed this…
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The e-book edition of THE SHADOW QUEEN is finally available to readers outside Canada and the U.S. 
A Novel of Passion & Power in the Sun King's France “Truly magnificent and an absolute joy to read. From the first page you know you are in the hands of a master storyteller." —M. J. Rose, Inte...
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{Finnegan in 2004} My dear and very old horse Finnegan was mercifully put out of his pain in the wee hours of this morning, Valentine’s day. Dawn Townshend, who has lovingly looked after him for decades at her stable in Petawawa, sent me a message around…
{Finnegan in 2004} My dear and very old horse Finnegan was mercifully put out of his pain in the wee hours of this morning, Valentine's day. Dawn Townshend, who has lovingly looked after him for de...
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It’s a busy week in San Miguel de Allende: the Writers’ Conference is on and there are many writers in town. Yesterday I heard Tracy Chevalier‘s keynote address on the importance of history (wonderful), and tonight my husband and I are going to hear Scott…
It's a busy week in San Miguel de Allende: the Writers' Conference is on and there are many writers in town. Yesterday I heard Tracy Chevalier's keynote address on the importance of history (wonder...
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My husband and I have been staying in one of our favourite spots, a Solecito casita on beautiful Playa Blanca on the Mexican Pacific coast. (Our casita: the one shown above.) It’s a totally relaxing time for us, and—surprisingly—one of the pleasures, for…
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“Selkie,” a reader of this blog, left a comment on my “best of 2014” blog post about my love of the 2005 film Pride and Prejudice (staring Kiera Knightly). She said she watches an Austen movie once a week. (I can understand!) Very kindly, she gave me…
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Yesterday was a crazy day: I sent out a newsletter, the U.S. paperback edition of The Shadow Queen came out, and — quite by coincidence — my INK e-book edition of The Shadow Queen launched in the UK and beyond. Any one of these requires quite a bit of…
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Memory snap-shot: my father at the kitchen table, leafing through an issue of the New Yorker. He turns the last page and pushes the magazine away. “I didn’t get a single one.” “Anatomy of a New Yorker cartoon,” a Ted talk by Bob Mankoff, the magazine’s…
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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.
Bragging rights
Mistress of the Sun: published in 10 languages; The Josephine B. Trilogy: published in 15.
Education
  • San Francisco State University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Roosevelt University
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