Jeanne Kalogridis


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Hi! I'm Jeanne Kalogridis (pronounced "Jean Kal-oh-GREED-us"), author of several novels, including I, MONA LISA (known as PAINTING MONA LISA in the UK), THE BORGIA BRIDE, THE BURNING TIMES and the historical vampire trilogy THE DIARIES OF THE FAMILY DRACUL. Feel free to take a look around: you'll find information about my books, news about upcoming works and booksignings, suggested readings, and a link to my blog, History Is a Bitch.

In Progress…

Bookcover: The Inquisitor's Wife

Another irresistible historical novel set during the Spanish Inquisition about a young woman who will stop at nothing to save her people from Torquemada’s torturers: THE INQUISITOR'S WIFE.

The Devil's Queen

A Novel of Caterina Sforza

Bookcover: The Devil's Queen

Daughter of the Duke of Milan and wife of the conniving Count Girolamo Riario, Caterina Sforza was the bravest warrior Renaissance Italy ever knew. She ruled her own lands, fought her own battles, and openly took lovers whenever she pleased. Her remarkable tale is told by her lady-in-waiting, Dea, a woman knowledgeable in reading the “triumph cards,” the predecessor of modern-day Tarot. As Dea tries to unravel the truth about her husband’s murder, Caterina single-handedly holds off invaders who would steal her title and lands.

The Scarlet Contessa

A Novel of Catherine de Medici

Bookcover: The Scarlet Contessa

Confidante of Nostradamus, scheming mother-in-law to Mary, Queen of Scots, and architect of the bloody St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre, Catherine de Medici is one of the most maligned monarchs in history. In her latest historical fiction, Jeanne Kalogridis tells Catherine’s story—that of a tender young girl, destined to be a pawn in Machiavellian games of Florence’s most powerful families.