Biography

Michelle Moran

Michelle Moran is the internationally bestselling author of seven historical novels, including REBEL QUEEN, which was inspired by her travels throughout India. Her books have have been translated into more than 20 languages. A frequent traveler, Michelle currently resides with her husband and two children in the US.

Michelle Moran

Books by Michelle Moran

by Michelle Moran - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Paris, 1917. The notorious dancer Mata Hari sits in a cold cell awaiting freedom…or death. Alone and despondent, she is as confused as the rest of the world about the charges she’s been arrested on: treason leading to the deaths of thousands of French soldiers. As she waits for her fate to be decided, she relays the story of her life to a reporter who is allowed to visit her in prison. Beginning with her carefree childhood, Mata Hari recounts her father’s cruel abandonment of her family as well her calamitous marriage to a military officer. Taken to the island of Java, she refuses to be ruled by her abusive husband and instead learns to dance, paving the way to her stardom as Europe’s most infamous dancer.

by Michelle Moran - Fiction, Historical Fiction

When the British Empire sets its sights on India in the mid-19th century, it expects a quick and easy conquest. India is fractured and divided into kingdoms, each independent and wary of one another, seemingly no match for the might of the English. But when they arrive in the Kingdom of Jhansi, the British army is met with a surprising challenge. Instead of surrendering, Queen Lakshmi raises two armies and rides into battle, determined to protect her country and her people.

by Michelle Moran - Fiction, Historical Fiction

In THE SECOND EMPRESS, Michelle Moran brings us into the lives of the women who knew Napoleon best: Hortense Beauharnais, his stepdaughter from wife Joséphine's previous marriage; Pauline Bonaparte, his infamous and promiscuous sister with whom he likely had an affair; and Marie-Louise, the Austrian wife who cannot wait to be free of him.

by Michelle Moran - Fiction, Historical Fiction

The world knows Madame Tussaud as a wax artist extraordinaire...but who was this woman who became one of the most famous sculptresses of all time? In these pages, her tumultuous and amazing story comes to life. The year is 1788, and a revolution is about to begin.

by Michelle Moran - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Following the deaths of Marc Antony and Cleopatra, their three orphaned children are taken in chains to Rome, but only two --- the ten-year-old twins Selene and Alexander --- survive the journey. Delivered to the household of Octavian’s sister, the siblings cling to each other and to the hope that they will return one day to their rightful place on the throne of Egypt. As they come of age, they are buffeted by the personal ambitions of Octavian’s family and court, by the ever-present threat of slave rebellion, and by the longings and desires deep within their own hearts.