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Deanna Raybourn

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A sixth-generation native Texan, New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a double major in English and history and an emphasis on Shakespearean studies. She taught high school English for three years in San Antonio before leaving education to pursue a career as a novelist. Deanna makes her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband and daughter.


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Deanna Raybourn Short and totally unsatisfying answer: I don't know! I'd love to continue the Julia series--I actually have the synopsis for the sixth book…moreShort and totally unsatisfying answer: I don't know! I'd love to continue the Julia series--I actually have the synopsis for the sixth book written--but it all depends on what happens with the TV series in development in the UK. If the series takes off, Julia will get more adventures. In the meantime, I'm writing my Veronica Speedwell books and having a fabulous time with her. (less)
Deanna Raybourn Brisbane is actually not illegitimate--a peek into the beginning of my stand-alone NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STARS lets readers know what happened to him…moreBrisbane is actually not illegitimate--a peek into the beginning of my stand-alone NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STARS lets readers know what happened to him with regard to his family's title. But making him neither fish nor fowl gave me the chance to explore the role of someone with an "other" identity in Victorian England. There are times when Brisbane is tolerated only because of his utility; if he weren't useful, he'd be unwelcome. He is very much a self-made man. He is at ease in all circumstances, but he isn't really at home either in Julia's world or the Roma family from which his mother came. He has to make his own way, and that makes him more complex. Things that Julia would simply take for granted, Brisbane has to think about.

With Stoker and Veronica, I wanted to turn that dynamic on its head. She is the one who has blazed her own trail without benefit of a noble family to smooth the path. Stoker has had the luxury of a good name, a place in society, esteemed connections. He might have pushed those aside in favor of a more independent life, but they have absolutely informed who he is. He has the confidence that comes from privilege. I made him a younger son simply because I didn't want him to inherit a title and estate with the attendant responsibilities. With each book, I'm exploring a little more of the world he left behind and bringing that into his present existence. I'm interested in how he deals with the pressures and intrusions of a family he doesn't necessarily want.(less)
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Alright, chickens, hang onto your hats because we are full UP with good news today.


First, I just found out--we're talking an hour ago--that the large print rights to A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS have been sold at auction! That means that for the first time, one of my titles is being released in the large print format in the US and Canada. This is literally ALL I know. No details on release date yet,...

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“To say that I met Nicholas Brisbane over my husband's dead body is not entirely accurate. Edward, it should be noted, was still twitching upon the floor.”
Deanna Raybourn, Silent in the Grave

“Fate is by far the greatest mystery of all.”
Deanna Raybourn, Silent in the Grave

“Oh, yes. I mean to marry him. But not because I want him to give me a life. I want to marry him to share the life I already have. The difference, I think you will find, is a significant one.”
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Sophia Thank you for accepting my friend request, Deanna!

I love your Julia and Nicholas and I look forward to your new book set in Africa.


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