Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Day the Box Arrives...

I always get emotional when the box of Advance Reading Copies lands on my doorstep (or in my case, the apartment lobby mailbox).

I think that this cover is the most effective of the three, mingling beauty with menace. Very grateful to the art department of Touchstone Books!

Looking forward to hearing from my readers!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Mysterious Life & Horrific Death of Mary Jane Kelly

On November 9th, 1888, a 25-year-old woman known as Mary Jane Kelly was found murdered with incomprehensible savagery in her room at 13 Miller's Court, off Dorset Street, dubbed "the worst street in London.

In my post I explore the enigma of Mary, believed to be the last victim of Jack the Ripper...

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

German Publisher Buys Rights to THE TAPESTRY!

Very excited to report that DTV is buying the third in my trilogy. Publication date not set yet.

November 3, 2014
International rights: Fiction German rights to Nancy Bilyeau's THE TAPESTRY, the third book in her Joanna Stafford series, again to DTV in Germany, by Sebastian Ritscher at Mohrbooks, on behalf of Heide Lange at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates.

A part of THE TAPESTRY takes place in Germany, so this is important to me. Not many historical novels written by Americans take their characters to Germany, which is such a shame. It was a place of turmoil, beauty, revolutionary change...and magic.

As soon as I have a publication date, I will share it!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Halloween: The Tudor Connection

By Nancy Bilyeau

I have a passion for 16th century England. My friends and family, not to mention my agent and editors, are accustomed to my obsession with the Tudorverse. Namely, that for me, all roads lead back to the family that ruled England from 1485 to 1603. Could it be possible that Halloween, one of my favorite days of the year, is also linked to the Tudors? 

Yes, it turns out, it could.

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