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Michelle Moran

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Michelle Moran is the international bestselling author of six historical novels, including Madame Tussaud, which was optioned for a mini-series in 2011. Her books have been translated into more than twenty languages.

A native of southern California, Michelle attended Pomona College, then earned a Masters Degree from the Claremont Graduate University. During her six years as a public high school teacher, she used her summers to travel around the world, and it was her experiences as a volunteer on archaeological digs that inspired her to write historical fiction.

In 2012 Michelle was married in India, inspiring her seve
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“...we are all sorry when loss comes for us. The test of our character comes not in how many tears we shed but in how we act after those tears have dried.”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution

“You'll know if he loves you by how long he's willing to fight.”
Michelle Moran, The Heretic Queen

“Sometimes, it is not the kings and queen who make for the most fascinating history but the shadowy souls who happen to be in the right place at the right time.”
Michelle Moran, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution

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message 1: by Sarah

Sarah Just heard the news that your book 'Nefertiti' was chosen as Target's Book Club Pick! Congratulations! Love the new cover!


Cayman You are amazing!!! Can't wait for Madame Tussaud!


Pamela Hey Michelle...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


message 4: by TashJann (last edited Sep 26, 2011 04:29AM)

TashJann Thank you for connecting with me. I loved reading "Nefertiti" and can not wait untill I can also read "Cleopatra's Daughter". Please check out my blog "Where Every Book = A New Adventure", if you haven't already. I look forward to sharing my love of books with you.


Jennifer Williams Wow! Thank you for accepting my friend request. I love your work! And cant wait for Second Empress!!!


Laura Lee Just ordered the new book on line. Can't wait. I had really enjoyed the Marie Antoinette book.


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Thank you for accepting my friend request :)
I have your book Madame Tussaud sitting proudly on my bookshelf and it looks amazing!


message 8: by Jenna

Jenna Thank you for adding me :)
I just LOVED Nefertiti, so I'll start to read Cleopatra's Daughter very soon (hoping that I'll find The Heretic Queen, too :( )!
I love your work, keep it up!! :D


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