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Nancy Bilyeau

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Born
in Evanston, Illinois, The United States
January 17

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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 is now the deputy editor of "The Crime Report" at the Center for Media, Crime and Justice in New York. She wrote a trilogy of award-winning Tudor mysteries for Touchstone: "The Crown," "The Chalice," and "The Tapestry." Her next book is "The Blue," a novel of suspense set in the rivalrous art and porcelain worlds of 18th century Europe featuring a young female artist turned spy. The book will be published by Endeavour Quill in late 2018.
Visit Nancy's website at www.nancybilyeau.com, and follow her on Twitter @tudorscribe.

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Nancy Bilyeau I listen to music, or take a long walk sometimes while listening to music. That can provoke ideas. But also I am a longtime magazine writer and…moreI listen to music, or take a long walk sometimes while listening to music. That can provoke ideas. But also I am a longtime magazine writer and editor, and with deadlines constantly coming, we learn how to work with writer's block. It is key to just get some words out, knowing that they won't be good but that you can go back and revise. I've revised some paragraphs five or six times--or more--to get the writing to where I want it to be.(less)
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“When a burning is announced, the taverns off Smithfield Square order extra barrels of ale, but when the person to be executed is a woman and one of noble birth, the ale comes by the cartload.”
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“The human heart is always drawn by love.' He hesitated again. It's you, he said. I am in love with you.”
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“A faint acrid smell drifted in through the window, from the cannon fire. But through it all the walls of my prison cell never trembled. The walls of the Tower are the thickest in the land and they never, ever tremble”
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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


Kimberly Thank you for adding me as a friend Nancy!


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Peg Brantley Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Nancy.


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


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


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


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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!


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


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