My article on Mermaid Folktales in 19th Century History is up today at the #FolkloreThursday Website! #FolkloreThursday is one of the most popular sites (and hashtags!) for sharing fairy tales, myths, and legends. I’m so excited to see my article there.
My article on Dog Funerals in the Late Victorian Era is up today at the Journal of Victorian Culture Online! JVC Online is an academic website which features scholarly articles, essays, and commentary on Victorian studies. I’m thrilled to see my article included there.
September 8, 2016
Last week I signed a multi-book deal with Pen and Sword Books (UK)! My first non-fiction book, titled The Pug Who Bit Napoleon: Animal Tales of the 18th and 19th Centuries, will be published as a landscape-size hardback and filled with lots of fabulous animal stories and illustrations. You can expect it in late 2017. My second non-fiction book, titled A Victorian Lady’s Guide to Fashion and Beauty, will be released by Pen and Sword Books (UK) in 2018. More details to come!
May 24, 2016
My newest novel, The Lost Letter, is one of four finalists in the 2016 Beau Monde Royal Ascot contest! The Royal Ascot was the second of two contests in which I entered The Lost Letter this year and I am beyond pleased with the results.
My literary agent will be sending The Lost Letter out on submission in the next few weeks. I’ll post more news when I have it!
May 11, 2016
My articles on 19th century romance, literature, and history are going into syndication! You can now read them each week at Bust Magazine.
March 31, 2016
My newest novel, The Lost Letter, has just placed 2nd in the NTRWA Great Expectations contest! This is the first contest I’ve ever entered and I’m so pleased with the positive response.
February 15, 2016
MimiMatthews.com has been chosen as an Editor’s Pick on WordPress Discover! Formerly known as Freshly Pressed, Discover is a space where WordPress editors highlight the best content published with WordPress. The editor who chose me, said that my site “strikes a great (and rare!) balance between solid research and engaging writing.” I think this is one of the best compliments ever!
January 12, 2016
My article on Penny Dreadfuls, Juvenile Crime, and Late-Victorian Moral Panic is up today at The Victorian Web. The Victorian Web is one of the oldest academic and scholarly websites and I am quite honored to see my article included there amongst so many other fabulous 19th century resources.
January 1, 2016
I’ll be updating this page regularly with news on my books, articles, and research. Stay tuned!