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April 11, 2018

I’m thrilled to announce that my audio publisher, Tantor Media, has cast Justine Eyre to narrate both The Lost Letter and The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter. Justine has done the narration for some really fantastic historical romance authors, including Amanda Quick, Eloisa James, and Tasha Alexander. She’s the actress I requested and I feel so lucky she’s agreed to narrate my novels. You can read more about her HERE.

April 2, 2018

The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter is now a #1 Bestseller on Amazon! Thank you to everyone who bought a copy. I am more grateful than I can express. If you haven’t yet read The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter, you can learn more about it HERE.

March 29, 2018

This month’s print edition of All About History magazine features an author Q&A with me about The Pug Who Bit Napoleon!

March 27, 2018

The Pug Who Bit Napoleon: Animal Tales of the 18th & 19th Centuries is out today in the USA! For more information, including reviews and buy links, click through to The Pug Who Bit Napoleon book page HERE.

March 12, 2018

The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter has received a fantastic 5-star review from Long and Short Reviews. The reviewer writes, in part: “Unexpected and enthralling are the best words to describe Mimi Matthews’ romance The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter…I can’t fault this one: it’s the best romance I have read in ages.” What a way to start the week!

February 27, 2018

The Lost Letter and The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter are going to be audiobooks! Tantor Media has just bought the audio rights to both titles. I am beyond excited! For more info, see my blog post HERE

February 16, 2018

I’m over at the fabulous Rakes and Rascals blog today for an In the Spotlight author interview. There’s even a picture of my horse (and one of my cats!). You can read the interview HERE. Do stop by and say hello!

January 31, 2018

The Pug Who Bit Napoleon: Animal Tales of the 18th and 19th Centuries  has been reviewed in this month’s edition of Booklist! You can read the review in its entirety in the February 2018 print edition or at Booklist Online.

January 24, 2018

My debut Victorian romance novel The Lost Letter is now an Amazon bestseller!!! Thank you to everyone who bought a copy. I am more grateful than I can express. If you haven’t yet read The Lost Letter, you can learn more about it HERE.

January 22, 2018

Today, I’m thrilled to be over at USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog with Joyce Lamb to share an exclusive excerpt of my new Victorian romance novel, The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter. You can click through to the USA Today website HERE. I hope you’ll all stop by and have a look!

In other news, The Lost Letter is on sale this week for only $0.99 at Amazon and Amazon UK! The sale runs from January 22-January 29. If you haven’t already read The Lost Letter, this is a great time to pick up an eBook at a reduced price.

January 16, 2018

My Victorian romance The Lost Letter got a lovely mention on the January best list at Five Directions Press! What an honor to be included with so many impressive books.

January 12, 2018

Today is the official cover reveal for A Victorian Lady’s Guide to Fashion and Beauty! You can see the beautiful cover HERE. A Victorian Lady’s Guide to Fashion and Beauty will be released by Pen and Sword Books in July 2018.

January 9, 2018

I’m offering one signed, paperback copy of my non-fiction history book The Pug Who Bit Napoleon: Animal Tales of the 18th and 19th Centuries via a Goodreads giveaway. This giveaway runs from January 9 – January 30 and is open to readers in the United States. To enter, click through to the Goodreads Book Giveaway page.

January 4, 2018

My upcoming Victorian romance novel, The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter has been reviewed in Library Journal! The reviewer writes that “Matthews (The Lost Letter) delivers a sweet, fast-paced read that will be appreciated by fans of Victorian romance.” You can read the review HEREThe Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter will be released on January 23.

January 3, 2018

I’m offering one signed, advance paperback copy of my newest Victorian romance The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter via a Goodreads giveaway. This giveaway runs from January 3 – January 18 and is open to readers in the United States. To enter, click through to the Goodreads Book Giveaway page.

December 18, 2017

The February issue of RT Book Reviews includes a lovely four star review of The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter. The reviewer writes, in part, that “Tristan and Valentine’s romance is tender, genuine and passionate” and calls the novel “A wonderfully romantic read.” You can read the full review HERE.

December 5, 2017

I’m offering two signed, advance paperback copies of my newest Victorian romance The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter via a Goodreads giveaway. This giveaway runs from December 5 – January 2 and is open to readers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. To enter, click through to the Goodreads Book Giveaway page.

November 28, 2017

The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter just received an absolutely wonderful review from Kirkus Reviews, which reads, in part: “Matthews’ tale hits all the high notes of a great romance novel…Cue the satisfied sighs of romance readers everywhere.” You can read the whole review HERE.

November 23, 2017

My article on Companion Dogs as Seers, Healers, and Fairy Steeds is up today at the #FolkloreThursday website!

November 20, 2017

The Victorian Web has a lovely review of The Pug Who Bit Napoleon! You can read the entire review HERE.

November 17, 2017

My Victorian romance The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter has received 5-stars from Readers Favorite reviews! For more information, including pre-order links, please click through to The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter book page

November 16, 2017

I’m offering one signed paperback copy of The Lost Letter via a Goodreads giveaway. This giveaway runs from November 16-30 and is open to readers in the United States. To enter, click through to the Goodreads Book Giveaway page.

November 10, 2017

My Victorian romance The Lost Letter has received 5-stars from Readers Favorite reviews! For more information, including order links, please click through to The Lost Letter book page

November 8, 2017

The eBook version of my Victorian romance novel, The Lost Letter, is now FREE for a limited time on Kindle Unlimited! If you do not have an Amazon.com Kindle Unlimited membership, you can still purchase the eBook for only $2.99. You can click through to the Amazon page HERE.

October 12, 2017

My next Victorian romance novel, The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter, is now available for pre-order! Set in 1861 England, it is the story of a world-weary rake and a prim vicar’s daughter who meet during a notorious holiday house party in Yorkshire. To learn more, please click through to The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter book page

October 11, 2017

Today, I’m thrilled to be over at USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog with Joyce Lamb for the exclusive cover reveal of my next Victorian romance novel, The Viscount and the Vicar’s DaughterYou can click through to the USA Today website HERE. I hope you’ll all stop by and have a look!

October 9, 2017

I’m over at Jackie Mantey’s fantastic blog today for an interview about The Lost Letter and all things Victorian. Do stop by and have a look! You can read the interview HERE.

September 27, 2017

The Pug Who Bit Napoleon is up on NetGalley! If you’re a book reviewer, you can request a review copy HERE. The Pug Who Bit Napoleon will be released on November 30 and is now available for pre-order.

September 22, 2017

I’m at the fabulous Get Lost in a Story blog today for another author interview. There’s also an exclusive excerpt of The Lost Letter, as well as a book giveaway. Stop by and leave a comment for a chance to win!

September 21, 2017

My article on Beauty and the Beast: From French Folklore to Victorian Romance is up today at the #FolkloreThursday website!

September 20, 2017

I’m over at editor Ali Williams’ website today talking about how I use historical research in my Victorian romance novels. You can read the article HERE.

September 19, 2017

It’s release day for The Lost Letter! I’m over at USA Today this morning being interviewed by the wonderful Joyce Lamb. There’s even some pics of my dogs and cats! You can read the interview HERE.

In other release day news, Bookish.com has chosen The Lost Letter as one of the eight hot new titles their editors are most excited to add to their TBR shelves! You can view the complete list HERE.

September 18, 2017

My article on The Dangers of the Victorian Pleasure Garden is up today at the English Historical Fiction Authors’ blog. To learn more about the sometimes fatal accidents which befell Victorian performers at Cremorne Gardens, stop by and have a look!

September 14, 2017

My upcoming Victorian romance novel, The Lost Letter, has been reviewed in Library Journal! The reviewer calls it a “A fast and emotionally satisfying read, with two characters finding the happily-ever-after they had understandably given up on. A promising debut.” You can read the wonderful review HERE. The Lost Letter will be released on September 19.

September 6, 2017

I’m offering two signed, advance paperback copies of The Lost Letter via a Goodreads giveaway. This giveaway runs from September 5-17 and is open to readers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. To enter, click through to the Goodreads Book Giveaway page.

August 24, 2017

The Romance ReviewMy upcoming Victorian romance novel, The Lost Letter, is a Top Pick at The Romance Reviews! You can read the wonderful review HERE. The Lost Letter will be released on September 19. 

August 21, 2017

The October issue of RT Book Reviews includes a lovely four star review of The Lost Letter . The reviewer writes: “This sweet story is the perfect quick read for fans of Regency romances as well as Victorian happily-ever-afters, with shades of Austen and the Brontës that create an entertaining blend of drama and romance.” You can read the full review HERE.

August 7, 2017

My article on The Vulnerable Victorian Governess is up today at the English Historical Fiction Authors’ blog. To learn more about the dangers facing young governesses in the 19th century, stop by and have a look!

August 2, 2017

I’m offering three signed, advance paperback copies of The Lost Letter via a Goodreads giveaway. This giveaway runs from August 2-30 and is open to readers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. To enter, click through to the Goodreads Book Giveaway page.

July 25, 2017

The storyboard for The Lost Letter is now live on Pinterest! For a look at images inspired by characters and scenes from my novel, click through to the Pinterest storyboard HERE.

June 19, 2017

My new Victorian romance novel, The Lost Letter, is now available for pre-order! Set in 1860 England, it is a beauty and the beast-inspired love story, featuring an impoverished governess and a soldier who was injured during the Sepoy Rebellion. To learn more, please click through to The Lost Letter book page.

June 1, 2017

The Pug Who Bit Napoleon: Animal Tales of the 18th and 19th Centuries is now available for pre-order in the United Kingdom! It will be released in the UK on November 30, 2017. The American release dates will follow soon after. I’ll update as soon as I have them!

April 13, 2017

My article on Mermaid Folktales in 19th Century History is up today at the #FolkloreThursday Website!  #FolkloreThursday is one of the most popular sites (and hashtags!) for sharing fairy tales, myths, and legends. I’m so excited to see my article there.

March 12, 2017

My article on Dog Funerals in the Late Victorian Era is up today at the Journal of Victorian Culture Online!  JVC Online is an academic website which features scholarly articles, essays, and commentary on Victorian studies.  I’m thrilled to see my article included there.

February 17, 2017

My article on Nineteenth Century Fortune-Telling: From the Drawing Room to the Court Room is up today at The Victorian Web. The Victorian Web is one of the oldest academic and scholarly websites and I’m very proud to contribute another piece to them.

September 8, 2016

Last week I signed a multi-book deal with Pen and Sword Books!  My first non-fiction book, titled The Pug Who Bit Napoleon: Animal Tales of the 18th and 19th Centuries, will be filled with lots of fabulous animal stories and illustrations. You can expect it in late 2017. My second non-fiction book, titled A Victorian Lady’s Guide to Fashion and Beauty, will be released by Pen and Sword Books in 2018.  More details to come!

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May 24, 2016

My newest novel, The Lost Letter, is one of four finalists in the 2016 Beau Monde Royal Ascot contest!  The Royal Ascot was the second of two contests in which I entered The Lost Letter this year and I am beyond pleased with the results.

May 11, 2016

My articles on 19th century romance, literature, and history are going into syndication!  You can now read them each week at Bust Magazine.

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March 31, 2016

My newest novel, The Lost Letter, has just placed 2nd in the NTRWA Great Expectations contest!  This is the first contest I’ve ever entered and I’m so pleased with the positive response.

February 15, 2016

MimiMatthews.com has been chosen as an Editor’s Pick on WordPress Discover!  Formerly known as Freshly PressedDiscover is a space where WordPress editors highlight the best content published with WordPress.  The editor who chose me, said that my site “strikes a great (and rare!) balance between solid research and engaging writing.”  I think this is one of the best compliments ever!

January 12, 2016

My article on Penny Dreadfuls, Juvenile Crime, and Late-Victorian Moral Panic is up today at The Victorian Web.  The Victorian Web is one of the oldest academic and scholarly websites and I am quite honored to see my article included there amongst so many other fabulous 19th century resources.

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January 1, 2016

I’ll be updating this page regularly with news on my books, articles, and research.  Stay tuned!