Some Exciting Book News to Share!!

The Love Letter by Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta (1841-1920).

Dear Readers,

Last week, I got some exciting news which I’ve been dying to share with all of you.  Alas, my literary agent advised me not to say a word until the ink on the contracts was dry.  Well, today the ink is officially dry and I can finally tell you all that I have signed a multi-book deal with Pen and Sword Books (UK)!

My first non-fiction book, titled The Pug Who Bit Napoleon and Other Animal Tales from the 18th and 19th Centuries, will be published as a hardback and filled with lots of fabulous animal stories and illustrations.  You can expect it in late 2017!

My next non-fiction book will be A Victorian Lady’s Guide to Fashion and Beauty.  This will be published in 2018 and will—as the title suggests—include lots of 19th century advice on women’s fashion and beauty, including hair care, cosmetics, and perfume.

After the first two books, I’m hoping to have time to write A Victorian Lady’s Guide to Courtship and Marriage.  We’ll see what happens.  As for my 19th century historical romances, I should have more good news to share with you soon.  I will post an update as soon as I am at liberty to share.

In the meanwhile, I want to thank each and every one of you who have taken the time to read my articles.  Your comments and kind email messages mean more to me than I can say.  In the near future, I hope to organize a proper author newsletter for you all with contests, giveaways, and other goodies.  Stay tuned!

 

 


 

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CynthiaBaileyRug
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! :D

Mimi Matthews
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Thanks, Cynthia!

Kate Braithwaite
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Congratulations! I’ll look forward to buying! :)

Mimi Matthews
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Thanks so much, Kate :)

nottooshabby
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I am absolutely delighted at your news. Well deserved, and am looking forward to having each of your books!

Mimi Matthews
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Thanks so much :) I’ll keep everyone posted!

angelarigley
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Congratulations.I love your Victorian articles, as all my novels are set in that era. Have tweeted.

Mimi Matthews
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Thanks so much, Angela :) I appreciate your sharing!

Tory Ferrera
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What wonderful news! I love your blog and can’t wait to see your books! Congratulations!

Mimi Matthews
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Thanks for your kind words, Tony :) It’s all very exciting!

Christy Carlyle
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I cannot wait to read your books, Mimi! This is wonderful news! Congratulations. :)

Mimi Matthews
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Thanks so much, Christy! I’ve been dying to tell everyone all week. It’s been agony!

Mary V. Thompson
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That is such fantastic news! Hope your feet don’t touch the ground for weeks!

Mimi Matthews
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Thanks, Mary :) I hope so too!

Vickie
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Fantastic and well deserved! There isn’t anyone I would rather read! Will put these on my shopping list!

Mimi Matthews
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Thank you so much :)

PJMoore
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That is so amazing! I look forward to purchasing these for my collection! Congrats!

Mimi Matthews
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Thanks, PJ :)

rshepherd1964
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Congratulations! I look forward to reading your books as soon as they’re available. If only you were also writing a book about Victorian men’s fashions. As far as I know there isn’t a single current title available on the subject.

Mimi Matthews
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Thanks, Richard :) You’re so right about men’s fashion. Hopefully I’ll get to it soon!

debbierodgers @Exurbanis
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Not being a wordsmith, I can’t come up with congratulatory phrases which have not been used by others in these comments. So – wonderful, fantastic news! Congratulations! And, yes, I’m looking forward to getting myself a copy, especially of the 2nd and 3rd books. :-)

Mimi Matthews
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Thanks Debbie :) I knew everyone would be excited for the second and third books, but when asked what I wanted to do first, it had to be animals. That is where my heart is.

First Night Design
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What marvellous news, Mimi. Congratulations!

Mimi Matthews
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Thanks, Sarah :) I’m so excited about it all!

J.B.
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Congratulations! Besides enjoying your articles, I’ve greatly admired your diligence in producing them—which has apparently stood you in good stead. Wishing you all the best.

Mimi Matthews
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Thanks so much, J.B. :) I love sharing 19th century history with you all. I only wish there were more hours in the day to research & write!

Nancy A Bekofske
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That is wonderful news! Congratulations!

Mimi Matthews
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Thanks so much, Nancy!

Angelyn
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Fantastic news! Coffee tables, take note!

Mimi Matthews
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Thanks so much, Angelyn :) I’m hoping to get a really fab 19th century Pug painting for the title. I have one in mind already…

woostersauce2014
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Well done!!! Looking forward to seeing your books published.

Mimi Matthews
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Thanks so much :)

woostersauce2014
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You’re welcome

Juhi @ Nooks & Crannies
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well deserved congratulations!!

Mimi Matthews
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Thanks, Juhi :)

19thcenturylady
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I am SO EXCITED for you, Mimi !! You must let us know as soon as the books come up for pre order because I will be the very first to put my order in! I have so enjoyed your posts about animals and I thought to myself “She needs to put these in a book!” Someone very smart snatched you and wonderful work up and now we can have it for our very own! Congratulations, Mimi ! You deserve every bit of success coming to you and more for all of your hard work!

Mimi Matthews
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Aw thanks :) Your comment brought tears to my eyes. It means so much that you’ve enjoyed my animal articles. I do love writing about fashion and all things 19th century, but animal history is closest to my heart. I will keep you updated on the book!

paper doll
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This a dream come true and totally deserved…and a dream come true for we, your readers! Can’t wait to see the books! Congratulations!

Mimi Matthews
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Thanks so much :) I’ll keep you posted on how things go!

Alexandria Szeman (@Alexandria_SZ)
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Brava, my dear Mimi, and heartiest congratulations. I suspected that your fine blog posts would become a book one day, but for them to become more than one book… Fantastic. So proud of you. So very happy for you. I can hardly wait till they’re out. Please be sure to keep us informed. These are books I most definitely want in my library.
Hugs and kisses, my dear one,
Alexandria

Mimi Matthews
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Thanks so much, Alexandria :) Your kindness and encouragement have meant a lot to me. I will definitely keep you informed on how things go from here! xx Mimi

Evelyn Fidler
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Congratulations!

Mimi Matthews
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Thanks, Evelyn :)

Alexandria Szeman (@Alexandria_SZ)
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Congratulations, my dear Mimi! and Brava for a job well done, with a well deserved reward. I always thought you had at least one book on your blog site, and now we see that you have multiple books. So happy for you. So proud of you. Please keep us informed: these are definitely books I want in my library.
Hugs and kisses,
Alexandria

Maggi Andersen
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Congratulations, Mimi!

Mimi Matthews
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Thanks, Maggi!

Sarah
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Congratulations Mimi! That is fantastic news and so well deserved. I always look forward to reading your fascinating and often hilarious posts, so I’ve no doubt your books will be a roaring success! :)

Mimi Matthews
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Thanks so much, Sarah :) I’m hoping the books will be as entertaining as some of the articles have been!

Sarah Waldock
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Congratulations! sorry to be so late with it, I’ve been much offline lately . I look forward to your book coming out!

Mimi Matthews
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Thanks, Sarah! I’m very excited for them all, but especially can’t wait to see the animal history book in print.

Sarah Waldock
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and the subsequent ones of course!

Mimi Matthews
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I’ll keep you posted!

Samaja
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Congratulations! Enjoy this wonderful feeling :-).

Noirfifre
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I have no doubt based on your citation guidelines that ‘A Victorian Lady’s Guide to Fashion and Beauty’ could be used as an educational text. I do not know you personally but I like your style of writing from the first article I came across and I tremendously happy and proud of your upcoming achievements. I am hoping to get my hand on at least one of your hardcopy books although miles away from viable bookstores hurts my need to purchase many exciting works by WordPress folks. I am especially looking forward to the historical romances because they are my… Read more »
Mimi Matthews
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Thank you so much for your very kind comment :) I’m hoping to have news on my historical romances very soon!

Heather van Woerden
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Oh boy, I can not wait for all the above but especially the latter one…and yes, please courtship and marriage!!! Congratulations!

Mimi Matthews
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Thanks so much, Heather :) I’m so excited for them to come out!

alice solantania saga
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such happiness news:))) yes your newsletter is one of the few i always open up to read:)) always magic learning from you. thanks for showing up so beautifully in our world! love alice

darlenemarshall
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Congratulations! Your column is a delight, and I look forward to reading your books.

Mimi Matthews
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Thanks so much, Darlene :) I’m so glad you enjoy my articles. I hope the books will be just as entertaining/informative!

Anine
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Wonderful! So looking forward to getting your books. After reading your articals I know your books will be great additions to my library. Thank you!

Mimi Matthews
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Thanks so much for your kind words, Anine :) I hope you will enjoy my books just as much as my articles!

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