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Nancy Bilyeau

About Nancy Bilyeau

Nancy Bilyeau has worked on the staffs of InStyle, DuJour, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and Good Housekeeping. She is currently a regular contributor to Town & Country and Mystery Scene Magazine and the deputy editor of the nonprofit Center on Media, Crime and Justice. A native of the Midwest, she earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan. Her latest novel ,THE BLUE, set in the 18th century competitive world of producing art and porcelain, was the No. 1 Bestseller in the Historical Thriller category on amazon for one week and received an "Editors Selection" from Historical Novel Review. THE CROWN, her first novel and an Oprah pick, was published in 2012. THE CHALICE, followed in 2013, and the third in the trilogy, THE TAPESTRY, was published by Touchstone in 2015. Some earlier milestones: In 1661, Nancy's ancestor, Pierre Billiou, emigrated from France to what was then New Amsterdam when he and his family sailed on the St. Jean de Baptiste to escape persecution for their Protestant beliefs. Pierre built the first stone house on Staten Island and is considered the borough's founder. His little white house is on the national register of historic homes and is still standing to this day. Nancy drew on her Huguenot background to write THE BLUE.