Louise Bagshawe is the author of four previous novels, all British bestsellers. At the age of fourteen, she became the youngest-ever contributor to the British magazine "Tablet." An Oxford graduate, she was also named Young Poet of the Year in 1989 and president of the Oxford University Rock Society. She has been Press and Promotions Officer at EMI Classics and has worked for Sony Music International. Louise Bagshawe now writes full time. She lives in New York with her husband.