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Bestselling author C.W. Gortner holds an MFA in Writing, with an emphasis in Renaissance Studies. Raised in Spain and half Spanish by birth, he currently lives in Northern California. His books have been translated into 20 languages to date.

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It seems like those “Best of” lists are ubiquitous this time of year. They always drive me a bit crazy, because to me, most, if not all, books have merits. After all, somebody took the time to sit down and write it, and someone else took the time to edit and publish it. Each book carries a bit of the author’s soul in it and therefore deserves respect. That said, not every book is for everyone,... Read more of this blog post »
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Analisa I just finished reading The Queen's Vow and it was amazing! I thought you did an incredible job of capturing Isabel's spirit. Thank you for such an exciting and delightful read!


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C.W. Great picture! There is a very similar bust of her in Antigua, Guatemala, too. Queen gets around :)


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Ana Hi C.W.! I was strolling through Old San Juan (Puerto Rico) and stumbled upon this bust of Isabel de Castilla. Thought you'd appreciate the picture... :)

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C.W. Mr Puddy wrote: "C.W. As far as I read your books. I love it all. You made all characters are so real ! Having fresh and Blood ! Thank you to write all good books."

Thank you very much. I'm honored.


Mr Puddy C.W. As far as I read your books. I love it all. You made all characters are so real ! Having fresh and Blood ! Thank you to write all good books.


 ♥♥Mari♥♥ Hi, C.W.! Thanks for accepting my friend request! : )


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