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Lindsey Fera

Historical Fiction Author


About the Author

Storyteller at Heart

A born and bred New Englander, Lindsey hails from the North Shore of Boston. 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 and Minuets. When she's not attending historical reenactments or spouting off facts about Boston, she's nursing patients back to health in the ICU.

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& Minuets

A lady, 

   a musket,

      and a dance for freedom

It's 1770s Massachusetts; the colony is preparing for rebellion against the Mother Country, and Annalisa Howlett is coming of age. But she is no ordinary young lady. She likes to shoot muskets and bears the scar to prove it. Mamma wishes for her to marry well, but Annalisa is drawn to the rebellion by her brother George. After suffering a personal trauma, she adopts an alter ego, Benjamin Cavendish, and joins the local militia.


When the wealthy Perkins family moves to town, Annalisa is smitten by the eldest son, and lawyer, Jack. They form an unlikely friendship, but Annalisa harbors a terrible secret, and her conscience is divided. Will she forgo everything she discovered about herself within the militia and conform to society, or will she learn to carry the confidence she found in breeches into her newfound womanhood?

October, 19, 2021


M&M at a glance

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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News, Views and More

Pen For Hire Podcast

Episode 81

Host Matthew Harms interviews me about my debut novel, Muskets & Minuets, the writing process, editing, research, and much more! Be sure to check him out at


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

Pick Up the Pen Podcast

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Writing competition distinctions for Muskets and Minuets 


Muskets and Minuets - 3rd place, unpublished historical category, Romance Writers of America, Kiss of Death Chapter

Muskets and Minuets - 3rd place, unpublished historical category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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