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I am thrilled to announce that my new book, In the Shadow of the Empress:  The Defiant Lives of Maria Theresa, Mother of Marie Antoinette, and Her Daughters, was published on September 21, 2021 by Little, Brown and Company in the U.S. and Weidenfeld & Nicolson in the U.K.

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For other inquiries, please contact my literary agent, Michael Carlisle, at

Upcoming Events:

October 19, 2021
The Prologue Society
Members-only event on Crowdcast
1 PM Eastern Time

November 4, 2021
Coronado Public Library
Coronado, CA
In-person luncheon and talk
11:30 AM
$40 ticket includes lunch and a hardcover copy of the book

Archived Virtual Events:

Nancy discusses In the Shadow of the Empress with Barbara Peters of the Poisoned Pen
Nancy discusses In the Shadow of the Empress with Brandon Taylor, presented by Warwick’s