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The daughter of two philosophy professors, I grew up surrounded by books. I was convinced from an early age that I was born in the wrong century and spent much of my childhood under the dining room table pretending it was a covered wagon. Even there, I was never without a book in hand and loved reading and history more than anything. I studied English Literature and Medieval History at the University of Notre Dame. Writing is a natural offshoot of reading, and my first novel, And Only to Deceive, was published in 2005. I'm the author of the long-running Lady Emily Series as well as the novel Elizabeth: The Golden Age. One of the best parts of being an author is seeing your books translated, and I'm currently in love with the Japanese ...more

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Tasha Alexander Thank you so much, Florence! There will be more in the series - the next volume, Death in St. Petersburg, will be out in October.
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I love Jeremy, too, and am confident that eventually he will meet his match. It just might take him a while. He's spent most of his life actively avoiding marriage, and Amity certainly hasn't left him with a positive impression of it. However, his experience with her, in the end, will enable him to take a more realistic approach to his next relationship. I am looking forward to finding the right girl for him!(less)
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C.P. Lesley For Tasha's conversation with me about Death in the Floating City and the Lady Emily books that preceded it, see New Books in Historical Fiction, available free for download or to listen online at http://newbooksinhistoricalfiction.co....

Thank you, Tasha! It was great talking with you.


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Sophia Thank you for accepting my friend request, Tasha!
Your writing is wonderful and I look forward to delving into my Christmas pressie, Death in the Floating City.

Hope your new year is going well,
Sophia


message 13: by Tasha

Tasha Alexander We will miss you in Muskego! So sorry you can't come. Albany next year???


message 12: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Tasha. Thanks so much for Friending me. Great to see you both at Bouchercon. Sorry not to be able to get to Muskego. Take care :)


Michelle Tasha, I am thoroughly enjoying your books! I'm so glad that I found them~ loving them!!! On my next one, A Fatal Waltz and can't wait because you and your books have never let me down!! Thanks for being my friend and enjoy your reading and writing too! God Bless!


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Milton Esitubi Mary Anita And The Second Liberation In Kenya Consider reading this book full of African passion flavour, culture, social life and politics


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Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, Tasha. You seem like an interesting person, as well as quite the prolific author, so feel free to tell me more about yourself and perhaps we can grow to become even greater friends. I, myself, am a singer/songwriter/actor who has recently turned author. My 2 top ten recordings were CONCRETE & CLAY (as a singer) and NAVY BLUE (as a writer)...both in the early 1960's. My first novel is an unusual murder mystery entitled: FORBIDDEN STEPS.

Regards, and have a great day, Ed

http://www.edrambeau.com


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Ivan Stoikov - Allan Bard Hi! Thanks for the add, glad to be friends with such a successful author! Will be glad to exchange some opinionms, advices, etc in the future! Best wsihes! LET THE WONDERFUL NOISE OF THE SEA ALWAYS SOUNDS IN YOUR EARS! (a greeting of the water dragons' hunters - my Tale Of The Rock Pieces).


Valerie Maarten Hi Tasha,
Thanks for the friendship.

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Pamela Hi Tasha...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


Allison (The Allure of Books) The Dangerous to Know cover is goooorgeous! I hope its the final one :)


Paisley Stewart Thank you for accepting my request!

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Carrie Hi Tasha!

Just wanted to tell you how much I am looking forward to Tuesday and the release of your new book!! I'm actually excited that I work at the mall so I can get it first thing in the morning and read it on my break!! I can't wait for more Lady Emily!!

Excitedly,

Carrie


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Beth Hi Tasha,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author!


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