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Beatriz Williams

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aka Juliana Gray

Beatriz Williams is the New York Times bestselling author of A Hundred Summers and several other works of historical fiction. A graduate of Stanford University with an MBA in Finance from Columbia University, Beatriz worked as a communications and corporate strategy consultant in New York and London before she turned her attention to writing novels that combine her passion for history with an obsessive devotion to voice and characterization. Beatriz's books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and appear regularly in bestseller lists around the world.

Born in Seattle, Washington, Beatriz now lives near the Connecticut shore with her husband and four children, where she divides her time between writing and laundry.

Genres: Historical, Historical Romance, Historical Mystery, Cozy Mystery
New and upcoming books
Certain Age
   1. A Certain Age (2016)
   2. Cocoa Beach (2017)
     aka The House on Cocoa Beach
Wicked City
   1. The Wicked City (2017)
   2. The Wicked Redhead (2019)
   3. The Wicked Widow (2021)
   Fall of Poppies (2016) (with others)
Novellas and Short Stories
Beatriz Williams recommends
California Golden (2023)
Melanie Benjamin
"Benjamin vividly evokes the squalor and splendor of California surfing culture in this richly-textured novel that explores sisterhood, motherhood, ambition and friendship, with characters who rise alive from the page. It's rare to find such raw, honest sympathy for human beings and their capacity for mistakes and redemption. California Golden is a breath of bracing salt air."
The Glass Chateau (2023)
Stephen P Kiernan
"Rarely does historical fiction get everything so right as Universe of Two: compelling characters, faithful detail, a story packed with unexpected twists, and a sure, authentic voice that never wavers. In this novel of the dawn of the atomic age and its profound consequences, Stephen Kiernan leads us along a journey of conscience as complex and infinite as the science itself."
The First Ladies (2023)
Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
"This rich, compelling portrait of a friendship between two quiet revolutionaries overturns our ideas about class, race, and gender in the twentieth century... a magnificently moving story, both intimate and monumental, that ultimately delivers a message of reconciliation and hope."

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