Nancy Bilyeau is the author of the historical thrillers The Crown, The Chalice and The Tapestry, published by the Touchstone imprint of Simon & Schuster and nine foreign countries. The Crown was an Oprah pick. The Chalice won the RT Reviewers Award for Best Historical mystery. A veteran of the magazine business, Nancy has worked on the staffs of Good Housekeeping, Entertainment Weekly and InStyle. She is currently the deputy editor of The Crime Report of the Center for Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.