Jeanne Kalogridis lives with her partner on the West Coast, where they share a house with two dogs. She is the author of The Scarlet Contessa, The Devil's Queen, and other dark fantasy and historical novels. Born in Florida, Kalogridis has a B.A. in Russian and a master's in linguistics, and taught English as a second language at The American University for eight years before retiring to write full-time.
"From sexual passion to mortal danger, the dramatic shift of real historical events will keep the reader turning the pages." --Philippa Gregory, author of The Other Boleyn Girl