Yannick Murphy is the author of the novels Signed, Mata Hari ; Here They Come ; and The Sea of Tree s, as well as two story collections and several children's books. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writer's Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Award, and a Chesterfield Screenwriting Award.Her work has appeared in Best American Nonrequired Reading and The O. Henry Prize Stories . She lives in Vermont with her veterinarian husband and their children.Stephen Dando-Collins is the author of the acclaimed CAPTAIN BLIGH'S OTHER MUTINY and a successful series of popular histories about the legions of ancient Rome published in the US, UK, and Australia: CAESAR'S LEGION, NERO'S KILLING MACHINE , CLEOPATRA'S KIDNAPPERS, MARK ANTONY'S HEROES. His historical novel THE INQUEST, was published in the US, Canada, Spain and Italy. PASTEUR'S GAMBIT was shortlisted for the science prize in the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards and won the Queensland Premier's Science Award.