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Sandra Gulland

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I'm the author of the JOSEPHINE B. TRILOGY, the internationally best-selling novels based on the life of Josephine Bonaparte, Napoleon's wife. The Trilogy is now published in 17 countries.

I most recently published THE SHADOW QUEEN, the "sister" novel of MISTRESS OF THE SUN. Both novels are set in the Court of Louis XIV, the Sun King.

An American-Canadian, I was born in Miami, Florida, and lived in Rio de Janeiro, Berkeley and Chicago before immigrating to Canada in 1970 to teach in an Inuit village in northern Labrador. (Note: my birthday above is fictitious for security reasons, but I'm not coy about my age; I was born in 1944.)

Settling in Toronto, I worked as a book editor for a decade before moving with my husband and two children to a
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Sandra Gulland Dear Bobbi,

Thank you! I'm in the final stages of writing a Young Adult novel about Josephine's daughter Hortense. I don't yet know when my publisher—…more
Dear Bobbi,

Thank you! I'm in the final stages of writing a Young Adult novel about Josephine's daughter Hortense. I don't yet know when my publisher—Penguin—intends to publish. My guess is next fall, at the earliest. The book is the first of two about Hortense.

My last novel, The Shadow Queen, will be out in paperback in January.

Holiday cheer!

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Sandra Gulland Hi Payten, thanks for the question!

Curiosity is the culprit: I initially fell in love with writing about history as a way of exploring Josephine…more
Hi Payten, thanks for the question!

Curiosity is the culprit: I initially fell in love with writing about history as a way of exploring Josephine Bonaparte's life. I had read a biography about her and got hooked. I wanted to know more, and then more, and ultimately the only way to know enough was to put myself in her shoes. (For over a decade!)

In researching every novel I write, I discover someone I become curious about. This was the case for Petite, heroine of MISTRESS OF THE SUN, and Claudette, heroine of THE SHADOW QUEEN. Now I'm exploring what the life of a teenager (Josephine's daughter Hortense) would be like in post-Revolution France at the end of the 18th century. Fascinating!

Again, thank you for your question -- and I do hope you enjoy THE SHADOW QUEEN. Claudette's world was amazing to explore.

Cheers,

Sandra

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Chrissie Hi Sandra,

Could you tell me if The Shadow Queen: A Novel is the second in a series begun by Mistress of the Sun? Perhaps it is best to read them in the correct order, or are they completely separate?

I loved your Bonaparte trilogy.


Charlotte Liebel Sandra, thank you for your friendship at Goodreads. Enjoyed reading your bio and wish you continuing success in reading and writing.

~Charlotte M. Liebel
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Laura Hi Sandra!

Thanks for connecting with me here. I have a few of your books on my bookshelf because I've heard how good they are!

Laura


Laura Lee I loved your Josephine books!


Sandra Graeme wrote: "Hi Sandra, thanks for your friendship :) One day my tombstone shall read ..."


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Sandra, I've added Josephine and some of your other books to my to-read list.


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Kelly Moran Thanks for the add. Pleasure to meet another author. Take care,
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