Nicola Cornick is a historian and historical fiction author. She studied at London University and Ruskin College Oxford and works for the National Trust as a guide at the seventeenth century hunting lodge Ashdown House in Oxfordshire. Her award-winning books are international bestsellers and have been translated into 26 languages. She currently writes dual timeframe novels for Harper Collins HQ in the UK and Graydon House in the US. She is the incoming chair of the Romantic Novelists' Association.