Picture of author.

C. W. Gortner

Forfatter af The Last Queen: A Novel

20 Works 3,610 Members 341 Reviews 10 Favorited

Om forfatteren

C. W. Gortner was born and raised in Spain. He moved to the United States when he was a teen-ager. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco and a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing from the New College of California. He soon vis mere found his passion for writing and became an author of historical fiction. His titles include: The Last Queen, The Confessions of Catherine De Medici, The Queen's Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castile, Mademoiselle Chanel, and Marlene. He was named one of the top ten historical novelists by The Washington Independent Review of Books. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
Image credit: Photo by Alice Heimsoth


Værker af C. W. Gortner

The Last Queen: A Novel (2008) 768 eksemplarer
The Tudor Secret (2011) 485 eksemplarer
The Queen's Vow (2012) 427 eksemplarer
Mademoiselle Chanel (2015) 349 eksemplarer
The Romanov Empress (2018) 305 eksemplarer
Marlene: A Novel (2016) 137 eksemplarer
The Tudor Conspiracy: A Novel (2013) 136 eksemplarer
The Tudor Vendetta (2014) 82 eksemplarer
The First Actress (2020) 78 eksemplarer
The American Adventuress (2022) 52 eksemplarer
The Steal (2021) 14 eksemplarer
The Bait (2022) 3 eksemplarer

Satte nøgleord på

Almen Viden

Juridisk navn
Gortner, Christopher Willis
San Francisco, California, USA
New College of California (MFA/Writimg, MA/Renaissance Studies)
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Shortlisted for the Heathrow Travel Award: Travel Read, Fiction 2009
Jennifer Weltz (Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc.)
Kort biografi
C.W. GORTNER’s novel THE LAST QUEEN is a Marin Independent Journal bestseller and is currently being translated into eight languages. He holds a MFA in Writing with an emphasis on Renaissance Studies from the New College of California and has taught university seminars on the 16th century. In addition, he travels extensively to research his books. A regular contributor to the Historical Novels Review and Solander, publications of the Historical Novel Society, C.W. is also a dedicated advocate for animal rights and environmental issues. Born in Washington D.C. and raised in Málaga, Spain, he is half-Spanish by birth and lives in Northern California. Visit him at: www.cwgortner.com



In the past, I read so many historical fiction books that I got tired of them. Since I am getting older, I have been working my way through the last books on my bookshelf before getting some from the library or buying any new ones.

The story is straightforward and held my interest, there were no surprises and I was already familiar with the historical characters. It would be a good and not painful introduction to the times.
Carolee888 | 53 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |
I really enjoyed reading this book! I'm so curious about the Romanov family, and this book was interesting! The author does an exemplary job with historical facts, combining it with fictional aspects.
A definite must read for historical fiction lovers!
Sassyjd32 | 49 andre anmeldelser | Dec 22, 2023 |
“Don’t be so trusting of family members who only care about you for their own gain like Juana’s father did. Do not let the past control your future as Isabel of Castile did. Don’t stay in a situation where you are being mistreated like Juana and Catherine did. Stand up for what you believe in and always remember that sometimes friends are much better than family members in the sense they will stand by you when your family leaves you. Juana had her friends beside her and they gave her comfort and joy despite the way her husband treated her. Be independent and stand strong. Even against your family who don’t want the best for you like Fernando II of Aragon treated Juana and her children. Remember Faith love and valor gives you strengthen and love willcafrfy you through the end.”… (mere)
Kaianna.Isaure | 61 andre anmeldelser | Jun 7, 2023 |
I really enjoyed listening to this historical novel. The narration was excellent and C W Gortner’s story was as always brilliantly told.
LisaBergin | 49 andre anmeldelser | Apr 12, 2023 |



Måske også interessante?

Associated Authors



Diagrammer og grafer