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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 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 (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!