Kate Quinn is a native of Southern California. She attended Boston University, where she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in classical voice. A lifelong history buff, she has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga and two books set in the Italian Renaissance detailing the early years of the infamous Borgia clan. All have been translated into multiple languages. Her latest novel, The Rose Code, is now available from William Morrow. She and her husband live in San Diego with two black dogs named Caesar and Calpurnia.