Alyssa Maxwell is the bestselling author of the Lady and Lady's Maid Mystery series and the Gilded Newport Mysteries. She'd always wanted to be a novelist since she was a child. Being up in New England and visiting the United Kingdom sparked her interest in history, while her love of puzzles of all types brought her to the mystery genre. She lives in Florida with her husband, where she enjoys watching BBC shows, sipping tea in the afternoons, and researching the history. AlyssaMaxwell.com has more information about Alyssa and her works.