Writer, editor and historian, Nancy Bilyeau, studied English literature and American history at the University of Michigan before moving to New York City where she served as staff editor at Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Good Housekeeping and InStyle. Her first novel, “The Crown”, a thriller set in Tudor England, was published in 2010. It was an Oprah magazine pick and nominated for the Crime Writers Association’s Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award. Since then, she has written several other historical novels, including “The Fugitive Colours“, a dazzling world of glamour and treachery in Georgian England. It is a sequel to “The Blue“, a story of espionage and obsession with the most beautiful color in the world.