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Nancy Bilyeau

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in Evanston, Illinois, The United States
February 26

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Nancy is a writer and magazine editor. She attended the University of Michigan and has lived in Illinois, Michigan and Toronto, Ontario. She has worked as an editor at "InStyle" and "Good Housekeeping" and lives in New York City with her husband and two children. "The Crown" took five years to research and write and is on sale in 10 countries. "The Chalice" won the Best Historical Mystery Award for 2013 from RT Reviewers.
Bestselling author and historian Alison Weir says of "The Crown": "A stunning debut. One of the best historical novels I have ever read."
Visit Nancy's website at www.nancybilyeau.com, and follow her on Twitter @tudorscribe.

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Nancy Bilyeau I listen to music, or take a long walk sometimes while listening to music. That can provoke ideas. But also I am a longtime magazine writer and…moreI listen to music, or take a long walk sometimes while listening to music. That can provoke ideas. But also I am a longtime magazine writer and editor, and with deadlines constantly coming, we learn how to work with writer's block. It is key to just get some words out, knowing that they won't be good but that you can go back and revise. I've revised some paragraphs five or six times--or more--to get the writing to where I want it to be.(less)
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Those who study the Tudor era are often astounded by how Henry VIII could spurn, exile or kill his wives, sometimes without much evidence of a conscience. But it was just as dangerous to be the king's friend.



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“When a burning is announced, the taverns off Smithfield Square order extra barrels of ale, but when the person to be executed is a woman and one of noble birth, the ale comes by the cartload.”
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“The human heart is always drawn by love.' He hesitated again. It's you, he said. I am in love with you.”
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“A faint acrid smell drifted in through the window, from the cannon fire. But through it all the walls of my prison cell never trembled. The walls of the Tower are the thickest in the land and they never, ever tremble”
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Lucinda Dear Nancy.
I would like to thank you so much for being my friend here on GoodReads. I look forward to reading some of your work, which really apeals to me as i love this genre.
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Peg Brantley Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Nancy.


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Nancy Bilyeau Thank you, Barbara!! Let's pray that people buy it. :)


Barbara Sachs Kudos, Nancy! I saw your "Oprah" review. I'm so happy talent is appreciated
and "The Crown" will have the wide audience it deserves.
Barbara


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Nancy Bilyeau Doug wrote: "First time to see your cover. Wow! S&S did a great job!"

Thanks Doug. Yes I am very very happy with the cover. When it is completely ready, I will share with everyone!


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Doug Solter First time to see your cover. Wow! S&S did a great job!


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