The Muse of Fire launched on January 9. The ebook is published by Kindle Press and the paperback by New Arcadia Publishing. Find The Muse of Fire at your local bookstore or online.
Here is the description of the novel:
After the death of her mother, Grace Johnson follows her abusive father to London and discovers a passion for the stage. But she must fight against social norms to find her place as a Shakespearean actress in the fraught world of early 19th Century theater. Aided by Ned, a foundling who takes charge backstage at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, Grace becomes ensnared by intrigues and setbacks that mar the pathway to stardom she craves. Set against the tumultuous backdrop of the Old Price Riots of 1809, Grace and Ned find common purpose in a quest that threatens to tear both their worlds apart.
The Muse of Fire completes my loosely-related trilogy about women in the arts.
Check out upcoming events where I introduce The Muse of Fire with a presentation about the historical context for the novel and readings from the novel.