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Nancy Bilyeau

Executive Editor


Nancy Bilyeau, author of historical thrillers The CrownThe Chalice and The Tapestry, is the executive editor of DuJour. She is a writer and editor who has worked on the staffs of InStyleRolling Stone, and Good Housekeeping. A native of the Midwest, she graduated from the University of Michigan. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

Recent Articles
  • Changing How the World Sees You

    Changing How the World Sees You

    Learn how to present your best, most valued self to coworkers, friends and common acquaintances

    We caught up with Sally Hogshead, an advertising executive turned bestselling author, to find out about her new book, How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination (available July 15). Hogshead believes that once you understand how you present to the world around ... More

  • Room Request! The W New Orleans—French Quarter

    Room Request! The W New Orleans—French Quarter

    Check in to the most desired hotel room in Louisiana

    The W New Orleans in the French Quarter, a few minutes walk from historic Jackson Square, layers modern luxury atop a boutique hotel vibe that takes full advantage of charming Chartres Street. Many of the 97 rooms, spread over three buildings, are small but offer signature touches such as ... More

  • Summer’s Hottest Fiction

    Summer’s Hottest Fiction

    The authors of these highly anticipated reads detail the people and places at the heart of their new novels

    The One & Only Emily Giffin “I’ve always wanted to write a book set in the world of sports, and there are few arenas more colorful than Texas football. But at its heart The One & Only is ... More

  • Inside the Labyrinth

    Inside the Labyrinth

    Ahead of the period drama's television premiere, the author of the book that inspired it tells us what it takes to write a historical thriller for Hollywood

    When the miniseries Labyrinth airs on the CW Network on May 22 and May 23, viewers will be drawn into a suspenseful mystery set in two times, modern-day Carcassonne in southwest France and the exact same place, in the year 1209 AD. Starring Jessica Brown-Findlay (the beloved Lady ... More

  • Trending Now: Smart Thrillers

    Trending Now: Smart Thrillers

    Say goodbye to a restful night—enter the mesmerizing worlds of six brand-new page-turners written with style and skill

    The Collector of Dying Breaths By M.J. Rose Bestselling novelist M.J. Rose delivers another intoxicating story that leaps between times: A 16th century royal court riddled with master poisoners and a 21st century France of perfumer’s laboratories and mysterious chateaus. (Atria ... More

  • Another Place, Another Time

    Another Place, Another Time

    Reading one of these 8 gripping new novels set in the past is like stepping through your personal time machine

    It’s been a brutal winter. What better way to fire up your senses than to plunge into a rousing historical tale? These brand-new books, ranging in period from the 12th century to the 20th, come from top talents in historical fiction. Whether it’s a mystery solved on the gritty streets of ... More

  • For Better or Norse: The Real World of the Vikings

    For Better or Norse: The Real World of the Vikings

    Forgot everything you thought you knew about those Dark Age brutes. Now back for a second season, show runner Michael Hirst unleashes an epic reality check

    “If you walk outside your office for three blocks, you’ll pass at least 70 Vikings.” That was the pitch that award-winning writer Michael Hirst made to the History Channel—and it worked. Executives took the chance that a dramatic series on the lives of people who fought and loved more than ... More

  • In Defense of a Less Soapy Downton Abbey

    In Defense of a Less Soapy Downton Abbey

    Julian Ovenden—the hit show’s head-turning newcomer—talks Maggie Smith, that pigpen scene and why Downton’s critics are wrong

    When Matthew Crawley was hurled from his roadster at the end of Downton Abbey’s third season, some fans feared his death would derail the enormously popular television series. Matthew Crawley, played by Dan Stevens, was written out after making it clear he wanted off the show. But he had been one-half ... More