J.D. Oswald lives and works in Hampshire, England. Her first novel, Henrietta Street, set in the late eighteenth century, was inspired by the lives of portrait miniature painter, Richard Crosse, and freed slave and anti-slavery campaigner, John Stuart.
Her next novel is the first in a series of historical crime novels, set in the aftermath of the First World War.
At the Historical Novel Society London Conference in September 2012, her short story ‘The Greyhound’ was short-listed for the Short Story Award.