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Stephanie Dray

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STEPHANIE DRAY is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author of historical women’s fiction. Her award-winning work has been translated into eight languages and tops lists for the most anticipated reads of the year. She lives with her husband, cats, and history books. ...more

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Stephanie Dray I'm currently working with Laura Kamoie on a book about Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, the wife of our first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilt…moreI'm currently working with Laura Kamoie on a book about Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, the wife of our first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton--more recently of Broadway fame. The book is tentatively titled MY DEAR HAMILTON and will explore the length of Eliza's extraordinary life, from her whirlwind romance with one of the revolution's geniuses to how she rebuilt her life, and his legacy, after he died in a duel.(less)
Stephanie Dray First, thank you for your kind words. Second, what a great question! I am drawn to writing about women who have stood in the shadow of others--particu…moreFirst, thank you for your kind words. Second, what a great question! I am drawn to writing about women who have stood in the shadow of others--particularly those who have had to carry on the work of their famous relations. Cleopatra Selene, Patsy Jefferson, and now, from the forthcoming book, Eliza Hamilton, are all women who took upon themselves a mission of guarding, protecting, and picking up the pieces of a shattered legacy. All while learning to define themselves. I love to explore the moral dilemmas, difficult choices, and heartbreaking sacrifices that shaped these women’s lives. And I hope you will fall in love with my heroines just the way that I did when writing about them. (less)
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“Selene’s life is a lesson to us that the trajectory of women’s equality hasn’t always been a forward march. In some ways the ancients were more advanced than we are today; there have been setbacks before and may be more in the future.”
Stephanie Dray, Lily of the Nile

“And I reminded myself that a woman should be able to dress as she liked without a man hurting her...”
Stephanie Dray, Song of the Nile

“Kings and queens cry with family. Hide your grief from subjects and strangers.”
Stephanie Dray, Lily of the Nile

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
Benjamin Franklin

“Sons of a revolution fight for liberty. They give blood, flesh, limbs, their very lives. But daughters . . . we sacrifice our eternal souls.”
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