C.W. Gortner has a new novel out today, and it looks lovely! [divider] Advance Praise for The Vatican Princess: “Assiduously researched and expertly crafted . . . . This unholy plunge into Rome’s darkest dynasty is wholly engrossing.” – Allison Pataki, New York Times bestselling author “A spider web of Renaissance intrigue with a legendary[…]Read more
C.W. GORTNER holds an MFA in Writing with an emphasis in Renaissance Studies from the New College of California, as well as an AA from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco.
After an eleven year-long career in fashion, during which he worked as a vintage retail buyer, freelance publicist, and fashion show coordinator, C.W. devoted the next twelve years to the public health sector. In 2012, he became a full-time writer following the international success of his novels.
In his extensive travels to research his books, he has danced a galliard at Hampton Court, learned about organic gardening at Chenoceaux, and spent a chilly night in a ruined Spanish castle. His books have garnered widespread acclaim and been translated into twenty-one languages to date, with over 400,000 copies sold. A sought-after public speaker. C.W. has given keynote addresses at writer conferences in the US and abroad. He is also a dedicated advocate for animal rights, in particular companion animal rescue to reduce shelter overcrowding.
Half-Spanish by birth and raised in southern Spain, C.W. now lives in Northern California with his partner and two very spoiled rescue cats.
It’s a tour day today, and I’m so pleased to share with you C.W. Gortner’s Mademoiselle Chanel! [divider] drey’s thoughts: I’ve never been a fashionista nor am I particularly fashionable, but even so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to check out C.W. Gortner’s Mademoiselle Chanel. (I do wear Coco Mademoiselle every so often, it[…]Read more
Elizabeth I is one of the most fascinating women in history – if not the most fascinating – to me. How could I not host C.W. Gortner when offered the chance? Especially when he comes bearing a guest post… [divider] Elizabeth I: An Uncertain Beginning by C.W. Gortner In THE TUDOR VENDETTA, the third and[…]Read more