Updated July 11: JQ’s take on Bridgerton casting.
Season One series regulars have been announced for the Netflix adaptation of the Bridgerton series! Joining Dame Julie Andrews, who has already been announced to voice-over Lady Whistledown:
Simon Basset: Regé-Jean Page (pictured here in his Roots 2016 role.)
Daphne Bridgerton: Phoebe Dynevor
Anthony Bridgerton: Jonathan Bailey
Siena Rosso: Sabrina Bartlett
Violet Bridgerton: Ruth Gemmell
Colin Bridgerton: Luke Newton
Eloise Bridgerton: Claudia Jessie
Queen Charlotte: Golda Rosheuvel
Portia Featherington: Polly Walker
Penelope Featherington: Nicola Coughlan
Marina Thompson: Ruby Barker
Lady Danbury: Adjoa Andoh
Recurring characters will be announced soon.
The working title was Am I Right, Ladies? but strangely enough, this was deemed inappropriate for a regency novel.
We have our first piece of casting news for the upcoming Bridgerton Netflix series, and it’s SPECTACULAR. Lady Whistledown will be voiced by none other than Julie Andrews.
We will continue to post Netflix news as it happens!
If you’re a lover of all things Bridgerton, you’re going to want this gorgeous trade paperback edition of the book that started it all: The Duke and I. This cover is for the trade paperback edition only and is available to order from all vendors.
What’s different about the trade paperback and what’s not different is all spelled out in an FAQ. Plus, a new FAQ about the mysterious Thomas Harcourt from The Girl With the Make-Believe Husband. (Spoiler warning: don’t read the Thomas Harcourt FAQ if you haven’t read the book!)
JQ was featured on the Seattle Channel’s Art Zone with Nancy Guppy in a nine-minute video interview in which she dishes on the Netflix news, reader expectation, and the lure of a nice guy hero. Check it out!
Want more JQ video entertainment? See interviews, the video Prologue to Because of Miss Bridgerton (starring the cat on the roof), and a real music video of a real song “starring” JQ herself running in slow-motion across a lawn with a sprinkler in hand to douse a bride on fire. Really.
It’s official! Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron is going to be a GRAPHIC NOVEL!
JQ is extra excited about this — especially as it’s a collaboration with her sister Violet Charles of comics renown.
It will be well over a year before publication. As of now there is no firm release date, but as soon as any pre-order links become available we will of course post them here.
How can you see sneak peeks? JQ may post the occasional illustration on both Facebook and Instagram, but Violet will be posting tidbits about the project considerably more often, and JQ highly recommends fans of Miss Butterworth follow Violet on social media, specifically: @violetcharlescomics, fb/violetcharlescomics, or to see sneak peeks first as well as exclusive outtakes, follow Violet on Patreon.
Update: The sale has ended but be sure and sign up for Julia’s site news so you don’t miss a thing!
If you’ve been meaning to start the Smythe-Smith or the Ladies Most series, now is your audio opportunity! Audible is including both Just Like Heaven and The Lady Most Likely… as part of its “First in Series” promotion. If you are an Audible member, these titles are priced at just $7.95 through Sunday, February 24.* Thanks, Audible!
And a bit of nice news: Romancing Mr. Bridgerton, was chosen as a Valentine’s-Must-Read by NPR Books. Thanks NPR!
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OTHER MISS MUSIC: JQ listened to a few songs on endless repeat while writing Poppy & Andrew’s story. Check out the newly posted soundtrack for The Other Miss Bridgerton.
MEET JQ! Last fall JQ announced she would be attending KissCon in Chicago in April. Now she’s added February 10 to her Event Calendar. If you’re in the greater Indianapolis area, get a jumpstart on your Valentine’s Day Celebration at an open-to-the-public library event.
LOVELY MISCELLANEA: The week it debuted, The Other Miss Bridgerton sailed onto The New York Times list at a fine #9. And in the December 3 issue, Women’s World featured The Other Miss Bridgerton as a top pick.
A HINT! You’ve checked the Coming Soon page by now, didn’t you? Because the next book is in the works, and a small hint was posted…
Do you ever wonder about the research? You can now find out more about what went into the writing of The Other Miss Bridgerton in JQ’s Inside the Story.
Do you prefer audiobooks? The incomparable Rosalyn Landor reads JQ’s newest book. Check out a 5-minute audio clip from The Other Miss Bridgerton. (Warning: five minutes is just not enough. Ms. Landor is amazing.)
If you haven’t yet read The Other Miss Bridgerton and fallen in love with Poppy & Andrew, what are you waiting for? Buy it right now and get reading!
No other book will do — The Other Miss Bridgerton is now in stores! You can finally buy it and read it cover to cover!
Booklist calls The Other Miss Bridgerton “another small-scale masterpiece of simmering sexuality, unforgettable characters, and deliciously dry wit.”
Want an autographed copy? Of course you do! JQ happily autographs and personalizes books ordered through the University Book Store in Seattle. And every order comes with a Bridgerton bookmark and a limited edition All Aboard magnet.