Maryka Biaggio is a former psychology professor turned novelist with a passion for historical fiction. Her debut novel, Parlor Games, was published by Doubleday/Anchor in 2013. Her fiction has won Willamette Writers and Belles Lettres awards. She prides herself on crafting carefully researched and realistic fiction. She travels extensively, is an avid opera fan, and enjoys gardening, art films, and, of course, great fiction. She lives in Portland, Oregon, that edgy green gem of the Pacific Northwest.