Sandra Gulland

Sandra Gulland is the author of Mistress of the Sun; The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B.; Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe; and The Last Great Dance on Earth. She lives in Killaloe, Ontario, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
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Get to Know Historical Novelist Sandra Gulland

Historical novelist Sandra Gulland discusses why she was drawn to the court of Louis XIV for Mistress of the Sun.

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Sandra Gulland
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Overnight success takes twenty-five years."

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. I believe I'm living it now: novelist.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. A day of leisure with stacks of good books to read.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Perseverance.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Right where I am right now: at my computer.

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December 18, 2009

Years ago, I suggested at New Year's Eve dinner with my husband and our two grown kids that we make resolutions for the following year. This met with groans (especially seeing my pen and pad of paper in hand), but we began, going around and around the table. It was charming and challenging. The following year, I pulled out that list. We laughed and groaned and gloated over resolutions kept, and those completely forgotten. And then we made resolutions for the year ahead... Now we look forward to the tradition. (Our daughter shocked us all last year by saying that she was going to buy a house -- and she did!) I accomplished my most important goal: to... see more

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