Description /Buy link takes you to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn money from qualifying purchases.
Kate Quinn is a bestselling American author that writes historical fiction. She attended Boston University where she pursued Classical Voice (Bachelor’s and Master’s). She was in her freshman year when she wrote the novel that became ‘Mistress of Rome’.
Order of Empress Of Rome Series
|1||Mistress of Rome||2010||Description / Buy|
|2||Daughters of Rome||2011||Description / Buy|
|3||Empress of the Seven Hills / Empress of Rome||2012||Description / Buy|
|4||The Three Fates (Short Story)||2015||Description / Buy|
|5||Lady of the Eternal City||2015||Description / Buy|
Order of Borgia Chronicles Series
|1||The Serpent and the Pearl||2013||Description / Buy|
|2||The Lion and the Rose||2014||Description / Buy|
Order of Kate Quinn Standalone Novels
|1||A Song of War||2016||Description / Buy|
|2||The Alice Network||2017||Description / Buy|
|3||The Huntress||2019||Description / Buy|
|4||Ribbons of Scarlet||2019||Description / Buy|
|5||The Rose Code||2021||Description / Buy|
|6||The Diamond Eye||2022||Description / Buy|
|7||The Phoenix Crown||2023||Description / Buy|
Order of Kate Quinn Short Stories/Novellas
|1||Signal Moon||2022||Description / Buy|
Kate Quinn Anthologies
|1||A Day of Fire||2014||Description / Buy|
|2||A Year of Ravens||2015||Description / Buy|
|3||Ribbons of Scarlet||2019||Description / Buy|
But Quinn was writing long before she went to university. Her love for history can be attributed to her mother. As a librarian and history scholar, rather than regaling the author with fairy tales, Quinn’s mother would put her to sleep at night with stories about historical figures like Julius Ceasar and Alexander the Great.
The woman wanted to create a love for books and history in the author, and she succeeded. Quinn was quite young when he started telling stories. By the time she was seven, the author had transitioned to writing as well.
She wrote her first book at ten. It followed a protagonist no different from the author, though the girl in question lived in medieval Ireland and she had a horse. As she matured, Quinn continued to pursue her love for historical fiction.
In the beginning, the author was only interested in exploring stories set in the ancient world, specifically ancient Italy. But after a few successful novels, she made the leap to the 20th Century with ‘The Alice Network’.
The change was a challenge. Quinn started her career by writing about ancient Rome and the Italian Renaissance because she understood those time periods. She knew all the minute details, not just the preferred food and clothing of the people but the mannerisms and coinage.
Every fact that Quinn needed to know to write stories set in ancient Rome she had at the tip of her fingers. By jumping to the 20th Century, the author had to leave her comfort zone behind. She had to enter a time period that required thorough and comprehensive research. She understood that her novels would most likely fall apart if she failed to get all the small details right.
Fortunately, the author was up to the task and the 20th Century books she wrote were just as impeccable as those she had set in Ancient Rome and the Italian Renaissance. Her success encouraged Quinn to continue pushing the boundaries of historical fiction.
Though, her dedication to the genre has never changed. Quinn is drawn to historical fiction because it allows her to investigate the universal truths that are common to all people, truths that show that human beings do not change no matter how much time passes.
Even though her novels are set in times past, elements of the author’s life are always finding their way into her work. While she does a decent amount of research, the writer rarely travels to the places she documents in her books.
Her schedule won’t allow her. But she can get most of what she needs from maps, photographs, and satellite images. The author has a husband and a few dogs.
Best Kate Quinn Books
Besides novels, the author blogs. Her hobbies include singing, baking, and watching television. Some of Quinn’s best novels include:
The Alice Network: Eve Gardiner was quite young in 1915, and yet she was still determined to do her part in the fight against the Germans, which is why she did not hesitate to join the Alice Network where Lili, the so-called Queen of Spies trained her.
Three decades later, Eve’s life isn’t quite what she expected. The betrayal that destroyed the Alice Network broke her. Eve is now an alcoholic who spends most of her days in seclusion. She did not expect Charlie to change the entire course of her destiny.
The young American was sent to Europe by her parents in 1947. Her unexpected pregnancy had no place in their society and they wanted her to resolve it before she could return. But Charlie went to London instead, determined to find her cousin who had disappeared during the war.
The Huntress: Nina thought she understood the dangers awaiting her when she joined an all-female night bomber regiment fighting to stop the Nazis. But then she was abandoned behind enemy lines, eventually attracting the attention of the Huntress, a renowned Nazi killer.
The events of Omaha Beach changed Ian Graham. The war correspondent has become a Nazi Hunter. He is hot on the trail of a woman called the Huntress. His only lead is Nina, the only witness that has ever escaped the Huntress.
When Does The Next Kate Quinn book come out?
The next book by Kate Quinn is The Phoenix Crown and will be released on September, 19th 2023.
1 thought on “Kate Quinn”
Have read The Huntress and The Rose Code. I was a young boy during WWII and Quinn’s writing
is spot on. The Bletchly Park and other historical features seem to me to be right from history books. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading her books and am about to start The Alice network. The books are spellbinding especially when one knows the history of WWII.