Paris, 1917. The notorious dancer Mata Hari sits in a cold cell awaiting freedom…or death. Alone and despondent, Mata Hari is as confused as the rest of the world about the charges she’s been arrested on: treason leading to the deaths of thousands of French soldiers. As Mata Hari waits for her fate to be decided, she relays the story ...
If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know just how much I loved Michelle Moran’s Madame Tussaud. I am a huge fan of Moran’s writing style–her attention to detail, her research, her complex characterization, and her ability to help readers forget they’re reading something historical. I was so excited when she asked if I’d be interested in helping her promote ...
  I know what you’re thinking. Campy wax museums–right? Boardwalks full of tourist attractions and cheesy photographs and wax representations of Brangelina and Elvis. That’s Madame Tussaud. WRONG! Madame Tussaud shocked the pants off me, which makes it a perfect example of why I love good historical fiction. I had absolutely no idea that a) she was an actual, historical figure, and b) she was a ...