Serena Burdick is the author of Girl in the Afternoon, published by St. Martin’s Press on July 12, 2016. Her second historical novel, Not Without My Sister, will be published by Park Row in January 2020.
Girl in the Afternoon is a suspenseful family drama set against the backdrop of Belle Epoque Paris, the Impressionist movement, and a labyrinth of secrets. The Savarays are at the center of bourgeois Parisian society, supporters of the Impressionist movement, friends of Édouard Manet, and relatively unaffected by the Franco-Prussian war raging beyond their estate–until their beloved adopted son Henri, a burgeoning artist, disappears early one morning, and 18-year-old Aimée Savaray sets out to find him. But Henri doesn’t want to be found…and only one member of the family knows why.
Not Without My Sister pulls readers into the gilded age of New York City in the 1910s, when suffragettes marched in the street, unions fought for better work conditions—and girls were confined to the House of Mercy for daring to break the rules.
Serena has a background in theater and modeling, and currently lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.