Michelle Marcos has finally reconciled herself with being thought eccentric. She owns too many cats and struggles with a debilitating Starbucks addiction. How a child of Cuban parents living in Miami could become such an Anglophile is still anybody's guess. She graduated several centuries ago from the University of Miami with degrees in English and Education. Afterward, she spent a few years being one of the "cool" teachers in a middle school, worked at Habitat for Humanity, and had a brief but illustrious acting career playing roles like Lusty Housemaid, Death, and (perhaps prophetically) Author. She finally found her true calling as an award-winning writer of historical romance. She has published five novels for St. Martin’s Press and a number of independent works.