Lindsay Ashford is the author of seven crime and historical novels. She has also edited several short story collections.The Mysterious Death of Miss Austen was dramatized for BBC Radio 4 in 2014 and has since been optioned for television. Her latest book,The Color of Secrets, was published in the USA and UK in April 2015 with German and Turkish Translations due out later this year. Beginning in 2009,Elisabeth Lenckos spent three months as a Fellow at Chawton House Library, a stay that changed her life. An awardwinning instructor at the University of Chicago and academic author, she decided to try her hand at fiction after she met Lindsay Ashford. Dr Lenckos holds a doctorate in Comparative Literature and divides her time between London, Chicago, and Berlin. She is currently writing a book on Marian Hastings, the wife of the first Governor General of Bengal.Caroline Oakley has worked on the previous two volumes of Chawton House Award winning stories as editor at Honno Press. She has worked in publishing for almost three decades and still reads for fun.Emily Ruth Verona received her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and Cinema Studies from The State University of New York at Purchase. She is the recipient of the 2014 Pinch Literary Award in Fiction. Her work has been featured inRead. Learn. Write., Fifty Word Stories, the Toast, and Popmatters. She lives in New Jersey.