Cheryl Bolen is the acclaimed author of more than a dozen Regency-set historical novels published by Harlequin Historical and Zebra. Her books have placed in several writing contests, including the Daphne du Maurier, and have been translated into 11 languages. She was named Notable New Author in 1999, and in 2006 she won the Holt Medallion for Best Historical Novel. A former journalist and English teacher who admits to a fascination with dead English women, Bolen is a contributor to The Regency Reader, The Quizzing Glass, and the Regency Plume. Her articles on Regency England can be found on her website, www.CherylBolen.com.