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Nancy Bilyeau

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in Evanston, Illinois, The United States
February 16

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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. 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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As the editor of The Big Thrill, I get books in the mail literally every day. Yes, even Sunday!

Last year, I was struck by the cover of one novel (an ARC in publishing lingo, standing for "advance review copy") and the author's name.

The book that I removed from its envelope.

I was intrigued. This didn't seem to be a book in one of Rhys's series of historical mysteries. (I'm an ad... Read more of this blog post »
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message 1: by Doug

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


message 2: by Nancy

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!


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


message 4: by Nancy

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


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


message 6: by Peg

Peg Brantley Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Nancy.


♥iDevourBooks♥ ☆Sonic~Obsessed☆ Thanks for adding me as a friend!


Kimberly Thank you for adding me as a friend Nancy!


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.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


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