January 1, 2011
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Syrie James

Syrie James, hailed by Los Angeles Magazine as the queen of nineteenth century re-imaginings, is the critically acclaimed author of NOCTURNE, as well as three novels of historical fiction: DRACULA, MY LOVE, the sensuous tale of Mina Harker's secret love affair with Dracula; the international bestseller THE LOST MEMOIRS OF JANE AUSTEN, the untold story of Jane Austen's romance, named a Best First Novel of 2008 by Library Journal; and THE SECRET DIARIES OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE, the story of Charlotte Bronte's life, romance, and literary career, which was selected as a 2009 Great Group Read by the Women's National Book Association.

Syrie also co-authored a YA novel with her son Ryan that will be published by HarperTeen in 2012. Translation rights for Syrie's books have been sold in fifteen languages.

In addition to her work as a novelist, Syrie is a screenwriter, a member of the Writers Guild of America, and a life member of the Jane Austen Society of North America. An admitted Anglophile, she lives in Los Angeles. Syrie loves to hear from her readers. She welcomes visitors and messages at, and invites you follow her on Facebook and at

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