Rights are already sold in France, Italy, Holland, and Greece and deals imminent elsewhere This is very commercial literary fiction, a real page-turner, with a romantic setting - the Ottoman Court The two main love stories blend skillfully with the mystery This is a first novel and the second one (see description attached) is terrifically sellable - a woman's Da Vinci Will appeal to fans of Philippa Gregory and Tracy Chevalier
Jenny White is a tenured professor of anthropology at Boston University, specializing in Turkish studies. She's written monographs on 20th-century politics and has been studying the Islamic party that recently won the elections in Turkey. Her book on that party became required reading in the State Department. She started writing THE SULTAN'S SEAL because she wanted to do something fun.