Michael Ennis taught art history at the University of Texas, developed museum programs as a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow, and worked as an independent curator and consultant. He is the author of two historical novels, THE DUCHESS OF MILAN and BYZANTIUM. He has written for publications such as Esquire and Architectural Digest, and is a regular contributor to Texas Monthly. He has spent the past ten years researching and writing THE MALICE OF FORTUNE. He lives in Dallas with his television producer wife, Ellen, and their daughter, Arielle.