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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 (UK)!  My first non-fiction book, titled The Pug Who Bit Napoleon: Animal Tales of the 18th and 19th Centuries, will be published as a landscape-size hardback and 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 (UK) 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.

My literary agent will be sending The Lost Letter out on submission in the next few weeks.  I’ll post more news when I have it!

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!