Tobsha Learner was born and raised in England and has lived in both Australia and the USA. She is well-known in Australia as a playwright and her first collection of short stories, Quiver, has sold over 150,000 copies internationally. Her second book, Madonna Mars, was a thriller set in Los Angeles and Washington. Her third book - the bestselling The Witch of Cologne - was her first work of historical fiction and was followed by another collection of short stories, Tremble: Sensual Fables of the Mystical and Sinister and her fifth book, Soul. Tobsha divides her time between London, Sydney and California.