Mimi MatthewsMimi Matthews

About Mimi

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Mimi Matthews is a USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of proper historical romances. Her works include The Siren of Sussex, one of Oprah Daily’s Most Anticipated Romances of 2022; Fair as a Star, a Library Journal Best Romance of 2020; Gentleman Jim, a Kirkus Best Book of 2020; and The Work of Art, winner of the 2020 HOLT Medallion and a 2021 Daphne du Maurier Award nominee.

Mimi’s novels have received starred reviews in Publishers WeeklyLibrary JournalBooklistKirkus, and Shelf Awareness, and have been featured at Oprah DailyNPRUSA TodayPopSugar, and Book Riot. They have been translated into six languages.

When not writing historical romance, Mimi authors nonfiction books and articles on all aspects of nineteenth century history—from animals, art, and etiquette to fashion, beauty, feminism, and law. Her nonfiction history books (A Victorian Lady’s Guide to Fashion and Beauty and The Pug Who Bit Napoleon) are published by Pen and Sword Books UK. Her articles are available at various academic and history sites, including the Victorian Web and the Journal of Victorian Culture, and can also be found at BUST Magazine.

Mimi’s research has been referenced in such diverse web and print publications as Smithsonian MagazineThe Paris Review, The Journal of Civil War Medicine, and Apartment Therapy. Her work is often used in high school and college classrooms as part of an English or History curriculum.

“Matthews brings the Victorian era to vivid life with meticulously researched details and an impossible romance made believable and memorable.”

-Booklist, starred review
(T
he Siren of Sussex)

In her other life, Mimi is an attorney. She resides in California with her family, which includes a retired Andalusian dressage horse, a Sheltie, and two Siamese cats.

Representation: Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
Publicity: Yazmine Hassan, Penguin Random House
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Mimi’s books are also available at Penguin Random House, IndieBound and Powell’s, and at Amazon in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

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