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In Memoriam: Centelleo

Centelleo
July 2, 1999—February 15, 2021
© Mimi Matthews

As some of you know, my Andalusian gelding, Centelleo, recently passed away from complications due to colic. It’s been nearly a month now, and though the grief is still fresh, I thought I’d write a bit about our life together to honor his passing.[…]Continue Reading


Fair as a Star named a Library Journal Best Romance of 2020!!

I’m thrilled to announce that my Victorian romance novel Fair as a Star has been named a Library Journal Best Romance of 2020! […]Continue Reading


The Role of Injury and Illness in My Historical Romances

A Convalescent by James Tissot, 1876.
(Sheffield City Art Galleries)

In my historical romance novels, I often have characters who have experienced a catastrophic injury or illness. As many of you know, several years ago, I broke my neck, so the journey of coming to terms with a disability is a very personal subject to me, and one I suppose I’m constantly working out through my art.[…]Continue Reading


Some Wonderful Book News!

The Reader by Charles Baugniet, n.d.

September is my birthday month, and this year I received a fantastic gift—a three-book deal with Berkley! Berkley is an imprint of Penguin Random House, and the home of some of my favorite authors, including superstars like Amanda Quick, Deanna Raybourn, and Mary Balogh. I’m so honored to join the Berkley family.[…]Continue Reading


Madam, Ma’am, or Miss: Proper Address for Unmarried Young Ladies

La Mode, 1836.
(Met Museum)

During the nineteenth century, the proper address for an unmarried young lady was very much a matter of rank—both the rank of the one being addressed and the one doing the addressing. For instance, a maidservant might acknowledge a command given by her young unmarried mistress by saying “Yes, miss.” Whereas a gentleman might address the same unmarried young lady with a “Yes, madam” or “Yes, ma’am.” […]Continue Reading


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