Julia Gregson has worked as a journalist and foreign correspondent in the UK, Australia, and the US. Her newest novel, Monsoon Summer, is published by Touchstone. Her three previous novels are Jasmine Nights, Band of Angels, and East of the Sun which is sold in twenty-six countries and was a major bestseller in the UK and won the Romantic Novel of the Year Prize and the Le Prince Maurice Prize there. Her short stories have been published in collections and magazines and read on the radio. She lives in Monmouthshire, Wales.