Stephanie Cowell is the author of Nicholas Cooke, The Physician of London, The Players: A Novel of the Young Shakespeare, Marrying Mozart and Claude & Camille: A Novel of Monet, with more novels on the way. Her work has been translated into nine languages, and she is the recipient of an American Book Award. She met Madeleine at the first Community of the Holy Spirit writing workshop; Madeleine gave her the courage to go on writing.