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Andrea Penrose is the bestselling author of Regency-era historical fiction, including the acclaimed Wrexford & Sloane mystery series, as well as Regency romances written under the names Cara Elliott and Andrea Pickens. Published internationally in ten languages, she is a three-time RITA Award finalist and the recipient of numerous writing awards, including two Daphne Du Maurier Awards for Historical Mystery and two Gold Leaf Awards.

A graduate of Yale University with a B.A. in Art and an M.F.A. in Graphic Design, Andrea fell in love with Regency England after reading Pride and Prejudice and has maintained a fascination with the era’s swirling silks and radical new ideas throughout her writing career. She lives in Connecticut and blogs with
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Andrea Penrose Hi Emily, Kensington hasn't yet set the publication date, but I expect it to be in summer 2019. I'll let you know the exact date when they tell me!

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Hi Emily, Kensington hasn't yet set the publication date, but I expect it to be in summer 2019. I'll let you know the exact date when they tell me!

(And don't worry about the Weasels! Charlotte and Wrexford would NEVER let me harm a hair on their disheveled little heads!)(less)
Andrea Penrose Pat, so glad you enjoyed them. Right now I'm in the middle of finishing the second Wrexford-Sloane book. But I really enjoy writing Lady Arianna, and …morePat, so glad you enjoyed them. Right now I'm in the middle of finishing the second Wrexford-Sloane book. But I really enjoy writing Lady Arianna, and hope to do more of them in the future. So stay tuned!(less)
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The Backstory: Paper in the Regency era

In my Regency-set mystery, Murder on Black Swan Lane, the heroine, Charlotte Sloane, makes her living putting words and images on paper. Which got me to thinking about what an incredibly important basic commodity it was in the era. Communication—whether it be art, personal letters, scholarly ideas, firebrand political tracts, music, etc.—was dependent on paper, from the fine deckled edged watercol Read more of this blog post »
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