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After earning her first rejection at the age of thirteen, bestselling author Sandra Byrd has now published more than forty books. Her adult fiction debut, Let Them Eat Cake, was a Christy Award finalist, as was her first historical novel, To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn. To Die For was also named by Library Journal as a Best Books Pick for 2011 and The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr, was named a Library Journal Best Books Pick for 2012. Roses Have Thorns: A Novel of Elizabeth I published in April, 2013.

Sandra has also published dozens of books for tweens and teens including the Secret Sisters Series, London Confidential Series and a devotional for tweens.

A former textbook acquisitions editor, Sandra has published many nonfiction
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Sandra Byrd Hi, Doreen! I do hope to add a wedding novella to that series, and am seriously toying around with the idea of more foodie fiction. Have you signed up…moreHi, Doreen! I do hope to add a wedding novella to that series, and am seriously toying around with the idea of more foodie fiction. Have you signed up for my newsletters, on my website? I can let you know, through it, when they are available. Thank you!!(less)
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An interview with Sandra by Jenny Quinlan, of Let Them Read Books.


Jenny: What inspired you to take on the Gothic genre?


Sandra:I love reading old-school Gothic Romances such as those written by Victoria Holt, but I found it difficult to find many new ones that were still written with the “traditional ingredients.”


TyntesfieldAs an author, I also wanted to update the concept a little for modern readers....

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“If your arteries are good, eat more ice cream. If they are bad, drink more red wine. Proceed thusly.”
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“I felt free this time, knowing I had a job and that I wasn't going to be graded. I could simply experiment and create. The thought occurred to me that if I always lived under the certainty of God's provision instead of the certainty of Lexi's worry, I might always feel this free.”
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Sandra Byrd Nicole wrote: "Thanks for the friendship, Sandra! My sister is a huge fan of your books and I'm really looking forward to reading them myself!"

Thanks for thinking to friend me! I hope your enjoy the books and blessings on your own writing journey!


Nicole Thanks for the friendship, Sandra! My sister is a huge fan of your books and I'm really looking forward to reading them myself!


message 5: by Alice

Alice thanks so much for friending me!
I am SO excited about your next Ladies in Waiting book coming out in June!!!! I can't wait! I stayed up til 12:30 last night to finish To Die For; it was SO good! I felt like I was THERE on the Tower Green and almost burst into tears when Anne had her head taken and Meg had to be the one to wrap it up. :'( VERY well written! *****


Sandra Byrd Sangria3 wrote: "Thanks for your friendship, Sandra! :D"

Glad to be friends! :)


Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Sandra! :D


Sandra Byrd I hope you'll like them, too, Tammy!


message 1: by Tammy

Tammy Barley It's a delight to see you here! "Let The Eat Cake" is on my "permanent keepers" bookshelf. Glad to hear there's two more that I need to read.

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Tammy


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