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Lindsey Fera

Award-winning Historical Fiction Author

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LINDSEY S. FERA is a born and bred New Englander, hailing from the North Shore of Boston. As a member of the Topsfield Historical Society and the Historical Novel Society, she forged her love for writing with her intrigue for colonial America by writing her debut novel, Muskets & Minuets, a planned trilogy. When she’s not attending historical reenactments or spouting off facts about Boston, she’s nursing patients back to health. Muskets & Masquerades is her sophomore novel.

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Praise for Muskets & Masquerades

"In the return of Annalisa Howlett, author Lindsey Fera has crafted another remarkable story driven by character but based in history. A Revolutionary War-era narrative, Muskets and Masquerades is an adventurous whirlwind that sends readers through the turmoil of war and the conflicts of the heart." Colin Mustful, author, historian, and founder of History Through Fiction

Muskets & Masquerades

Book 2 of the Muskets Trilogy

Sometimes a masks reveals more than a face


Jack and Annalisa are married only five months when, enroute to France, a shipwreck separates them. On different shores, each believes the other dead. But when Annalisa learns Jack is alive, she returns to America and discovers much has changed. After a betrayal, she flees town as her alter ego, Benjamin Cavendish, and joins the Continental Army,

Unbeknownst to Annalisa, Jack has also joined the Continentals, harboring shameful secrets from his days in mourning. Against the backdrop of war with Britain, façades mount between Jack and Annalisa, and the merry minuet of their adolescence dissolves into a masquerade of deceit, one which threatens to part them forever.

GENRE: Historical Fiction

CATEGORY: New Adult/Adult

PUBLISHER: Pompkin Press

TRIGGER WARNING: This novel contains depictions of substance abuse, pregnancy loss, battle scenes with violence.

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& Minuets

A lady, 

   a musket,

      and a dance for freedom

Book 1 of the Muskets Trilogy

Love. Politics. War.

Amidst mounting tensions between the British crown and the American colonists of Boston, Annalisa Howlett struggles with her identity and purpose as a woman. Rather than concern herself with proper womanly duties, like learning to dance a minuet or chasing after the eligible and charming Jack Perkins, Annalisa prefers the company of her brother, George, and her beloved musket, Bixby. She intends to join the rebellion, but as complications in her personal life intensify, and the colonies inch closer to war with England, everything Annalisa thought about her world and womanhood are transformed forever.

Join Annalisa on her journey to discover what it truly means to be a woman in the 18th century, all set against the backdrop of some of the most pivotal moments in American history.

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GENRE: Historical Fiction

CATEGORY: New Adult/Young Adult

PUBLISHER: Zenith Publishing (imprint of GenZ Publishing)

TRIGGER WARNING: This novel contains violence and battle scenes, sexual assault, sexual content, and profanity. Reader discretion advised. 

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The Writer Talks

Feisty, Flamboyant Feminist

Host Asha Kumar interviews me about Muskets and Minuets, my life as an ICU nurse, and much more! 

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History Bards Podcast

Hosts Dee Marley and Michael Zucker of The Historical Fiction Company interviewed me about my historical fiction novels. 

Pick Up the Pen Podcast

Episode 18: How to Do Killer Research to Make Your Book Authentic, Accurate, and Effective with Lindsey Fera


Writing competition distinctions for Muskets and Minuets 

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Muskets & Minuets wins silver for American Historical Fiction


Muskets & Minuets receives honourable mention for Historical Romance

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Muskets and Minuets - 3rd place, unpublished historical category, Romance Writers of America, Kiss of Death Chapter

Muskets and Minuets - 3rd place, unpublished historical category

Muskets and Minuets is 2019 semi-finalist for the William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition, unpublished novel category

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Muskets & Minuets wins gold for YA Historical Fiction 

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