Gillian Polack is a writer, editor, historian, and teacher, with doctorates in both history and creative writing. Several of her novels have been short-listed for awards (as have other books) but the only award she has won for her writing was for a short story. She is a member of Book View Café and also blogs for the History Girls and for In her copious spare time she practises sarcasm, cooking, reading, photography, and narrative analysis.