1604-1800

As tensions, plague and civil unrest spread across Europe and America, artistic talents emerge giving rise to a new era of Neoclassicism and Romanticism to soothe troubled souls.

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Elizabeth St John

Elizabeth St.John spends her time between California, England, and the past. An acclaimed author, historian, and genealogist, she has tracked down family papers and residences from Lydiard Park and Nottingham Castle to Richmond Palace and the Tower of London to inspire her novels.

 

Although the family sold a few country homes along the way (it's hard to keep a good castle going these days), Elizabeth's family still occupy them-- in the form of portraits, memoirs, and gardens that carry their legacy. And the occasional ghost. But that's a different story.

 

Having spent a significant part of her life with her seventeenth-century family while writing The Lydiard Chronicles trilogy and Counterpoint series, Elizabeth St.John is now discovering new family stories with her fifteenth-century namesake Elysabeth St.John Scrope, and her half-sister, Margaret Beaufort.

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Donna Scott

Before embarking on the exciting journey of writing historical fiction with an emphasis on the 17th and 18th century, Donna spent her time in the world of academia. Research was the only thing she’d ever written--not exactly the stuff you'd want to read on the beach or next to a cozy fire on any given day. Then, after a restless night filled with visions of characters dancing--or rather fighting--in her head, she sat down at the computer and began writing her first novel.

 

She earned her BA in English from the University of Miami and her MS and EdD (ABD) from Florida International University. Her debut novel, Shame the Devil, won the first place Chaucer Award for historical fiction. Her second novel, The London Monster, a mystery that follows the elusive eponymous villain of the late 18th century, won a First Place Goethe Award from CIBA for excellence in historical fiction. She has two sons and lives in sunny South Florida with her husband.

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