New York Times bestselling author Claire Delacroix always loved stories, both telling them and hearing them. She sold her first romance novel—The Romance of the Rose—in 1992 and has published over fifty romance novels since. She writes in a variety of subgenres, including time-travel romance, historical romance, medieval romance, fantasy romance, and fantasy with romantic elements. She has also written under the names Claire Cross and Deborah Cooke. She makes her home with her family, a number of incomplete knitting projects, and a lot of overgrown houseplants. Claire loves to travel, to cook, to ride her bike, and to read.
Saskia Maarleveld is an experienced voice-over actress and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. Raised in New Zealand and France, she is highly skilled with accents and dialects, and many of her books have been narrated entirely in accents other than her own. In addition to audiobooks, her voice can be heard in animation, video games, and commercials.