Biography

Lynn Cullen

Lynn Cullen grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the sixth child in a family of seven children, like her subject, Mark Twain. Her recent novel, MRS. POE, examines the fall of Edgar Allan Poe through the eyes of his lover, poet Francis Osgood. A National Bestseller, MRS. POE has been named a Target Book Club Pick, a NPR 2013 Great Read, an Oprah.com "Books That Make Time Stand Still," an Editor's Pick at The Historical Novels Review, an Atlanta Magazine Best Books 2013, and an Indie Next Pick. Her other award-winning books include the novels, THE CREATION OF EVE, I AM REMBRANDT'S DAUGHTER and REIGN OF MADNESS, and a picture book for children, DEAR MR. WASHINGTON. She lives in Atlanta surrounded by her own large family, and, like Mark Twain, enjoys being bossed around by cats.

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Books by Lynn Cullen

by Lynn Cullen - Fiction, Historical Fiction

In TWAIN'S END, Lynn Cullen reimagines the tangled relationships between Mark Twain, his private secretary Isabel V. Lyon, and his business manager Ralph Ashcroft, as well as the little-known love triangle between Helen Keller, her teacher Anne Sullivan Macy, and Anne’s husband John Macy, which comes to light during their visit to Twain’s Connecticut home in 1909. Add to the party a furious Clara Clemens, smarting from her own failed love affair, and carefully kept veneers shatter.

by Lynn Cullen - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Frances Osgood’s life is already complicated when she meets Edgar Allan Poe. Admiration, quickly followed by deep attraction, sends the two on a strange journey. Knowing they can’t have what their hearts both want, they deny their love and yet find themselves in a very complicated relationship that neither knows how to get out of --- or if they even want out.

by Lynn Cullen - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Princess Juana of Castile knows she may never inherit the Spanish crown, but she also is aware of her royal duty --- to marry and produce heirs. She begins her arranged marriage not knowing what to expect. But when circumstances change dramatically, Juana finds herself queen, and rumors of madness begin to circulate.