ABOUT SYRIE

"The queen of nineteenth century re-imaginings." —Los Angeles Magazine

Syrie: like the App, only spelled better.

SYRIE JAMES is the USA TODAY bestselling author of thirteen novels that have been published in twenty languages. A member of the Writer's Guild of America, Syrie is also an established and award-winning screenwriter and playwright.

Syrie is passionate about writing contemporary and historical fiction and romance, both comedy and drama. She has adapted many books for the screen and is obsessive about research, plot, and story structure, committed to taking her characters on challenges journeys of growth and discovery.

Her novels have won numerous awards including the national Audie Award for Romance, have ranked number 2 on Amazon, hit many Best of the Year lists, and been designated as Library Journal Editor's Picks and the Women's National Book Association's Great Group Read.

Syrie has addressed organizations as a keynote speaker across North America and has written, produced, directed, and performed in numerous plays and theatrical productions, including many appearances as Jane Austen.

Syrie lived in France as a child, an experience that instilled in her a lifelong love of language, foreign culture, and travel. In addition to writing, Syrie loves reading, movies, theater, great food, board games (especially Password and Scrabble), sewing and costume design, the out of doors, and above all, spending time with family and friends.