Mimi Matthews is the author of The Pug Who Bit Napoleon and A Victorian Lady’s Guide to Fashion and Beauty. She researches and writes on all aspects of nineteenth century history—from animals, art, and etiquette to fashion, beauty, feminism, and law. Her articles have been published on various academic and history sites, including the Victorian Web and the Journal of Victorian Culture, and can also be found at BUST Magazine.

When not writing historical nonfiction, Mimi is an award-winning author of proper historical romances, including Fair as a Star, a Library Journal Best Romance of 2020, and The Work of Art, winner of the  2020 HOLT Medallion. Her novels have received starred reviews in Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus, and regularly make the USA Today bestseller list as single titles. 

In her other life, Mimi is an attorney with both a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She resides in California with her family—which includes a retired Andalusian dressage horse, a Sheltie, and two Siamese cats. Her next romance, The Siren of Sussex (The Four Horsewomen, Book 1), will be out in 2022 from Berkley/Penguin Random House.