ABOUT SYRIE

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

Syrie: like the App, only spelled better.

SYRIE JAMES is the Amazon and USA TODAY bestselling author of thirteen novels of historical fiction, romance, and YA that have been published in twenty-one languages. Her novel The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen sold at auction to HarperCollins in a bidding war between three major publishing houses and became an international best-seller.

Syrie's books have received starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, been designated as Library Journal Editor's Picks and the Women's National Book Association Great Group Read, and won numerous accolades including the coveted Audiobook Audie Award for The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë and Barnes and Noble's “Romantic Read of the Week” for Nocturne (winner of Bookbub's Best Snowbound Romance).

An award-winning screenwriter for film and television, Syrie wrote the screenplay for Dolly Parton's Heavens to Betsy for CBS as well as features for TriStar and Fox. Her adaptations of best-selling books to screen include the successful movie based on Danielle Steele's ONCE IN A LIFETIME as well as Irving Wallace's The Miracle.

Syrie specializes in love stories and historical fiction. She is equally passionate about romantic comedies and Christmas movies. She is obsessive about research, plot, and story structure, committed to taking her characters on challenges journeys of growth and discovery.

In demand as a speaker, Syrie has addressed organizations across the country and has written, directed, and performed in numerous theatrical productions, including many appearances as Jane Austen. Syrie is also a playwright whose work has been produced in New York City, across California, and in Canada.