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Save the Date for the ENGLISH WIFE Book Tour!

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Have author will travel!

It’s time to mark your calendars for the English Wife January book tour. I’ll be doing events in New York, Georgia, Texas, and Arizona, joined by some of my favorite writer friends.

New York: come join me for the English Wife launch party at The Corner Bookstore at 6:00 on Tuesday, January 9th.

The English Wife NYT Forgotten Room

Georgia: everything is more fun with Karen White! Karen and I will be appearing together at FoxTale Book Shoppe at 1:00 on Saturday, January 13th.

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Arizona: the gang’s all here! It has been YEARS since Deanna Raybourn, Tasha Alexander, and I have gotten to do an event together (maybe people got sick of seeing us pretend to be Charlie’s Angels?). But this time… we’re finally being reunited. With the addition of one of my other favorite people, Beatriz Williams. Come find all of us at the legendary Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale at 2:00 on Sunday, January 14th.

Houston with Beatriz

Texas: more fun with Deanna! Deanna and I will be teaming up for another event at our beloved Murder by the Book in Houston at 6:30 on Wednesday, January 17th.

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Also on the calendar: I’ll be in Gwinnett and Cobb counties in Georgia for events hosted by their respective library systems on February 9th and 10th— more on those soon!

You can pre-order a signed copy of The English Wife from The Corner Bookstore, FoxTale Book Shoppe , The Poisoned Pen , or Murder by the Book.

The English Wife

The English Wife is also available for pre-order from all the usual suspects: in hardcover from from your favorite local bookseller, Amazon, B&N, Books-A-Million, Indiebound, and Powell’s; in e-book on Kindle and Nook; and on audio CD.

Here’s the official blurb:

From New York Times bestselling author, Lauren Willig, comes this scandalous novel set in the Gilded Age, full of family secrets, affairs, and even murder.

Annabelle and Bayard Van Duyvil live a charmed life in New York: he’s the scion of an old Knickerbocker family, she grew up in a Tudor manor in England, they had a whirlwind romance in London, they have three year old twins on whom they dote, and he’s recreated her family home on the banks of the Hudson and renamed it Illyria. Yes, there are rumors that she’s having an affair with the architect, but rumors are rumors and people will gossip. But then Bayard is found dead with a knife in his chest on the night of their Twelfth Night Ball, Annabelle goes missing, presumed drowned, and the papers go mad. Bay’s sister, Janie, forms an unlikely alliance with a reporter to uncover the truth, convinced that Bay would never have killed his wife, that it must be a third party, but the more she learns about her brother and his wife, the more everything she thought she knew about them starts to unravel. Who were her brother and his wife, really? And why did her brother die with the name George on his lips?

“Willig creates a story that is full of rich historical details about the Gilded Age in New York—the jewels, the luxurious fashions, the opulent homes, and the scandal that lurked behind the beautiful exteriors. The mystery is not easily solved, and readers will find themselves guessing until the very end…. A dark, romantic mystery full of twists and turns.” — Kirkus Reviews

Let the countdown to January begin!



Willig, Williams, & White Open House– Tonight!

Monday, September 25th, 2017

It’s a book party and you’re invited!

three-ws w-drinks

Head over to the Romance of Reading Facebook page tonight between four o’clock and eight o’clock Eastern time to join us in celebrating Beatriz’s latest book, chatting about our upcoming books, banter, book talk, and, of course, prizes.

I’ll be there talking about The English Wife, the next three W book, and whatever else you’d like to know from four o’clock to five o’clock Eastern time. Beatriz takes over from five to seven, and then Karen from seven to eight– although we really can’t be trusted to stick to our assigned times. Expect all of us to pop in and out in the other segments!

See you tonight!

WWW Open House

Note: the location of the party has changed. It’s at the Romance of Reading Book Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheRomanceofReading/



It’s a Three W Party– and You’re Invited!

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Next week, our own Beatriz Williams is releasing the second book in the Edwardian-set mystery series she writes under her secret bat name, Juliana Gray. So Karen White and I couldn’t resisting breaking out the virtual bubbly.

Come join us next Monday, 9/25 over at the Romance of Reading Facebook Page, where we’ll be chatting, bantering, sharing the inside scoop on our upcoming books– and, of course, giving away all sorts of swag!

WWW Open House

Here’s the schedule:

Lauren Willig: 4:00-5:00 EST
Beatriz Williams (aka Juliana Gray): 5:00-7:00 EST
Karen White: 7:00-8:00 EST

Not that we’re likely to stick purely to our assigned times… because half the fun is bantering with each other!

So many thanks to our gracious hosts, Bobbi Dumas of Read a Romance Month and Sharlene of Graphics by Sharlene, who were the (anything but evil) geniuses behind this event and will be moderating, keeping us in line (we Ws tend to get a little slap happy), and passing around the virtual canapes.

Hope to see you there!



Writer’s Digest Conference– This Weekend!

Monday, August 14th, 2017

When we were teenagers, many of my friends had subscriptions to Seventeen Magazine. I had a subscription to Writer’s Digest. Back in the days before the internet, I remember the thrill of the magazine’s arrival, eagerly reading through articles on viewpoint, pacing, research, publishing nitty gritty (back when it was more nitty than gritty). Because isn’t that what every thirteen year old cares about?

So I’m especially delighted to be participating in this year’s Writer’s Digest Conference!

The conference takes place this weekend at the midtown Hilton in New York (6th Avenue between 53rd and 54th). On Saturday at 10:15, I’ll be speaking with Heather Webb, Stephanie Cowell, Nancy Bilyeau, Crystal L King, and Jessica Strawser (our fearless moderator), about Writing about Yesterday, Today: The Art & Business of Historical Fiction.

Here’s the official panel blurb: In this insightful session, our panelists will examine the peculiar difficulties associated with researching and crafting convincing, artful historical fiction that sweeps readers away without bogging them down with too much detail and description.

Peculiar is, indeed, often the word….

If you’re already planning on attending the conference, come find our panel at 10:15 Saturday on the second floor of the Hilton! If you haven’t registered yet, I hear there may still be spots.

We’ll be signing books (and I have snazzy new English Wife bookmarks and postcards to hand out!) starting at 11:20 on the Promenade next to the bookstore.

To see the other panels and authors, check out the full conference schedule, here.



THE ENGLISH WIFE Tour!

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Because who doesn’t want to be thinking about January in the middle of July?

As the sun blazes overhead, let’s get ready for the season of frost and reading snuggled up in a warm blanket by marking your calendars for the English Wife tour, coming to a bookstore (possibly) near you in January.

Here’s what’s on the calendar so far:

New York, NY
January 9, 6pm
English Wife Launch Party!
Talk & Signing
The Corner Bookstore
1313 Madison Avenue

Woodstock, GA
January 13, 1pm
Talk & Signing
with super special guest, Karen White!
FoxTale Book Shoppe
105 E Main Street

FoxTale English Wife

There will also be events at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ, and Murder by the Book in Houston, TX, among other places– more details to come as we get closer to launch date!

You can pre-order a signed copy of The English Wife from The Corner Bookstore, FoxTale Book Shoppe , The Poisoned Pen , or Murder by the Book.

The English Wife is also available for pre-order from all the usual suspects: in hardcover from from your favorite local bookseller, Amazon, B&N, Books-A-Million, Indiebound, and Powell’s; in e-book on Kindle and Nook; and on audio CD.

Here’s the official blurb:

From New York Times bestselling author, Lauren Willig, comes this scandalous novel set in the Gilded Age, full of family secrets, affairs, and even murder.

Annabelle and Bayard Van Duyvil live a charmed life in New York: he’s the scion of an old Knickerbocker family, she grew up in a Tudor manor in England, they had a whirlwind romance in London, they have three year old twins on whom they dote, and he’s recreated her family home on the banks of the Hudson and renamed it Illyria. Yes, there are rumors that she’s having an affair with the architect, but rumors are rumors and people will gossip. But then Bayard is found dead with a knife in his chest on the night of their Twelfth Night Ball, Annabelle goes missing, presumed drowned, and the papers go mad. Bay’s sister, Janie, forms an unlikely alliance with a reporter to uncover the truth, convinced that Bay would never have killed his wife, that it must be a third party, but the more she learns about her brother and his wife, the more everything she thought she knew about them starts to unravel. Who were her brother and his wife, really? And why did her brother die with the name George on his lips?

“Lauren Willig has made a name for herself writing the finest historical intrigue and The English Wife does not disappoint – it is her best yet! Written with keen detail and subtle nuance, The English Wife is a dark and scintillating tale of betrayal, secrets and a marriage gone wrong that will have readers on the edge of their seats until the final breathtaking twist.” -Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan’s Tale

Let the countdown to January begin!



Warwick, NY Literary Festival– Today!

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Do you need something to do on a gray Sunday afternoon? Come join me at the first ever Warwick Literary Festival at the Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick, NY!

I’ll speaking from 1:00-1:45, followed by a book signing from 2:00-2:45. So if you can’t make the talk, you can still catch me at the signing after!

You can find the schedule here, and the full list of authors here.

The event is free and open to the public. And did I mention that it’s also entirely inside? (Just in case those gray clouds turn into rain.)

If you would like a signed book, but can’t make it to the talk or signing, just call the good folks at Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe at (845) 595-1851, or send them an email at yeoldewarwickbookshoppe2@outlook.com.



Warwick Literary Festival– this Sunday, 4/30!

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Come one, come all, to the very first ever Warwick Literary Festival at the Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick, NY!

Here’s the official description:

The Warwick Literary Festival is a celebration of books, authors and reading. It is presented by the Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick, NY, which was named Best Small Library in America 2016 by Library Journal. Admission is free and the festival is open to the public. 2017 is the inaugural year of the Warwick Literary Festival.

Nine featured authors will speak about their craft and each presentation will be followed by a book signing. Several local published authors will also be present and available for conversation and book signing. All authors’ books will be available for purchase at the Festival and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Library. The Warwick Literary Festival’s official bookseller is Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe.

The festival doors open at 9:30 am, but you can find me speaking from 1:00-1:45, followed by a book signing from 2:00-2:45. So if you can’t make the talk, you can still catch me at the signing after!

You can find the schedule here, and the full list of authors here.

If you would like a signed book, but can’t make it to the talk or signing, just call the good folks at Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe at (845) 595-1851, or send them an email at yeoldewarwickbookshoppe2@outlook.com.



Boston Tonight!

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

If you’re in Boston, come join Eloisa James, Caroline Linden, and me tonight at 6:30 at the Boston Public Library for a discussion of romance, history, and fiction– not necessarily in that order.

When: Tuesday, 2/28, 6:30-8:00 (aka tonight!)
Where: Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Commonwealth Salon
What: Panel discussion with Eloisa James and Caroline Linden
Why: Because it’s Tuesday. Also, books.

See you in Boston!

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Boston in February

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Hello, Boston friends! On the last day of February, Eloisa James, Sarah MacLean and I will be heading your way for a talk at the Boston Public Library, moderated by Caroline Linden.

You can find us on February 28th, at 6:30, in the Commonwealth Salon of the Boston Public Library in Copley Square, where we’ll be chatting about history, romance, and whatnot (there’s always a lot of whatnot).

If you’re in town, come join us!

What: Panel Discussion and Book Signing
When: February 28, 6:30
Where: Boston Public Library, Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street
Who: Eloisa James, Sarah MacLean, Lauren Willig, Caroline Linden– and you!



Out and About in October: NJ and MI

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

You can find me out and about in October!

Morristown, New Jersey: Saturday, 10/1

I am thrilled to be kicking off the month with the Morristown Festival of Books. Join me Saturday, October 1st, in Morristown, NJ for a panel with two of my favorite people: Sarah MacLean and Eloisa James. If you’ve heard us speak together before, you’ll know that things can get a little bit slap-happy….

The event is free and open to the public. Our talk will be at the Church of the Redeemer (36 South Street) from 10:00-11:00. If you can’t make it to the talk, you can find us at 11:00 in the Author Signing Tent, signing books and chatting (and probably drinking coffee).

Grosse Pointe, Michigan: Saturday, 10/22

What could be better than tea and books? Grosse Pointe Library brings back their acclaimed Authors to the Pointe series on October 22 at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford Estate with a classic English tea, Paula McLain, and me.

Tickets for the event are $30, available starting on 9/22 (this Thursday!) on a first come/first served basis at Grosse Pointe Library’s Central Branch.

See you in October!