GILL PAUL is the bestselling author of eleven historical novels, many of them reevaluating real 20th-century women and trying to get inside their heads. THE MANHATTAN GIRLS is about Dorothy Parker and three friends who started a bridge group in 1920s New York. JACKIE AND MARIA looks at the way Jackie Kennedy's and Maria's Callas's lives began to overlap as they became rivals for Greek shipping millionaire Aristotle Onassis. THE COLLECTOR'S DAUGHTER is about Lady Evelyn Herbert, a remarkable woman who was the first to crawl inside Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922. She has also written two novels about the last Russian royal family, THE SECRET WIFE and THE LOST DAUGHTER. Her books have reached the top of the USA Today and Toronto Globe & Mail bestseller lists, and have been translated into 22 languages. Gill speaks at libraries and literary festivals on subjects ranging from Tutankhamun to the Titanic, and she swims all year round in a wild pond.