Tasha Alexander

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Tasha Alexander
Born1 December 1969 (aged 42)
South Bend, Indiana
Pen nameTasha Alexander
LanguageEnglish language
NationalityUS American
Alma materUniversity of Notre Dame
Period2005-Present
Spouse(s)Andrew Grant
ChildrenAlexander

www.tashaalexander.com
 
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Tasha Alexander
Born1 December 1969 (aged 42)
South Bend, Indiana
Pen nameTasha Alexander
LanguageEnglish language
NationalityUS American
Alma materUniversity of Notre Dame
Period2005-Present
Spouse(s)Andrew Grant
ChildrenAlexander

www.tashaalexander.com

Tasha Alexander (born 1969) is an American author who writes New York Times bestselling [1] historical fiction.

Biography[edit]

She credits her parents, both philosophy professors, for encouraging her to read and write.[citation needed] She received a B.A. from Notre Dame in English with a concentration in Medieval Studies.[citation needed]

In 2002, while living in New Haven, Connecticut, she started work on her first novel, after being inspired by a passage in Dorothy L. Sayers's Gaudy Night.[2] Carolyn Marino at William Morrow acquired the book, And Only to Deceive, which was published in 2005 as the first installment of the Lady Emily series. Following a move to Franklin, Tennessee, where Alexander wrote her second novel in a local Starbucks, she eventually relocated to Chicago, where she married British novelist Andrew Grant (brother of bestselling author Lee Child) in 2010.[3]

In 2007, Minotaur Books lured her away from William Morrow.[4] She is now edited by Charles Spicer and is the imprint's top writer of historical mysteries. Alexander's work has been translated into more than a dozen languages and has been nominated for the Bruce Alexander Award and the RT Reviewers Choice Award.[5] She has a reputation for being extremely careful about accuracy in her novels[6][7] and is meticulous about research.[8]

The Lady Emily Series[edit]

The Lady Emily Series is set in the 1890s in cities across Europe and follows the adventures of a young, Victorian widow about to come out of mourning after the death of her husband.

  1. And Only to Deceive (2005)
  2. A Poisoned Season (2007)
  3. A Fatal Waltz (2008)
  4. Tears of Pearl (2009)
  5. Dangerous to Know (2010)
  6. A Crimson Warning (2011)
  7. Death in the Floating City (2012)
  8. Behind the Shattered Glass (2013)

Other Works[edit]

Alexander was also tapped to write a novel to accompany the 2007 film Elizabeth: The Golden Age.[9] The movie starred Cate Blanchett and Clive Owen. The book was published to coincide with the release of the film.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/hardcover-fiction/list.html
  2. ^ Galbraith, Lacey. "Novel Talent | Cover Story". Nashville Scene. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  3. ^ "Romancing the Con". Mysteryscenemag.com. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  4. ^ "The Great Escape: Mystery Preview". Libraryjournal.com. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  5. ^ "News". Tashaalexander.com. 2010-10-28. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  6. ^ "Mystery Scene". Tashaalexander.com. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  7. ^ "Gregory Weinkauf: Tasha Alexander Unveils Dangerous to Know". Huffingtonpost.com. 2010-11-05. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  8. ^ Sunnymay says:. "Tasha Alexander: The Good, The Bad, and the Cheese". BookTrib. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  9. ^ Galbraith, Lacey. "Love—and Murder—Austrian Style | Books". Nashville Scene. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 

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