Julie Klassen loves all things Jane --- JANE EYRE and Jane Austen. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Julie worked in publishing for sixteen years and now writes full time. Three of her bookshave won the Christy Award for historical fiction. THE SILENT GOVERNESS was also a finalist in the RITA Awards. Julie and her husband have two sons and live in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota. For more information, visit julieklassen.com.