Syrie James, hailed by Los Angeles Magazine as the queen of nineteenth century re-imaginings, is the bestselling author of nine critically acclaimed novels, including JANE AUSTEN'S FIRST LOVE, THE MISSING MANUSCRIPT OF JANE AUSTEN, THE LOST MEMOIRS OF JANE AUSTEN, THE SECRET DIARIES OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE, NOCTURNE, DRACULA MY LOVE, FORBIDDEN, and THE HARRISON DUET: SONGBIRD and PROPOSITIONS. Her books have been translated into eighteen foreign languages.
THE SECRET DIARIES OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE was awarded the coveted Audie in the romance category by the Audio Book Association, and was designated as a Great Group Read by the Women's National Book Association. JANE AUSTEN'S FIRST LOVE was a Best Austenesque Fiction of the Year by both Austenprose.com and Austenesque Reviews. NOCTURNE was a Best Novel of the Year by Suspense Magazine and Austenesque Reviews, and a Best Snowbound Romance by Bookbub. THE LOST MEMOIRS OF JANE AUSTEN was named a Best First Novel by Library Journal, a Discover Great New Writers Selection by Barnes and Noble, and was nominated as Best New Fiction by Regency World Magazine.
In addition to her work as a novelist, Syrie is a screenwriter, a member of the Writers Guild of America, and a life member of the Jane Austen Society of North America. An admitted Anglophile, she loves romance and all things 19th century. Syrie welcomes visitors and messages at www.syriejames.com, and invites you follow her on Facebook and on Twitter.