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Janice Graham was raised in Kansas and obtained her M.A. in French literature before pursuing graduate film studies at USC and English literature at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. Her screenplay Until September, a romantic comedy situated in Paris, was made into a film starring Karen Allen and Thierry Lhermitte. Her first novel, Firebird, became a New York Times and international bestseller. After a series of contemporary women’s fiction, she turned to historical fiction. Romancing Miss Bronte, written as Juliet Gael, is her highly acclaimed novel about Charlotte BrontĂ«. She’s currently working on a novel about Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein. After twenty years in Paris, Athens, Jerusalem, Los Angeles and Florence, she has finally settled back in Paris.

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