KATHRYN JOHNSON (aka Mary Hart Perry) has authored more than 40 published novels, is an Agatha Award finalist and honoree of the American Library Association. Her most recent work of fiction, The Shadow Princess, third in a series of romantic Victorian thrillers, launched in 2014. Kathryn is vice-president of the Mystery Writers of America/Mid-Atlantic Region. In 2006 she founded Write by You www.writebyyou.com, an author’s mentoring/editorial service. She also teaches at the renowned Writer’s Center in Washington, D.C. and speaks at regional and national writers’ conferences. Her professional memberships include the Author’s Guild, Ninc, Mystery Writers of America, Novelists Inc (NINC), and Romance Writers of America. Having lived in Italy and traveled throughout Europe, and more recently to Egypt, she loves weaving rich historical detail into her novels. Kathryn and her husband Roger enjoy cultural events in Washington, DC. Her most recent adventures involve year-round vegetable gardening and learning to play the Irish fiddle.