Katherine Longshore is the author of GILT, a story of friendship and betrayal set in the court of Henry VIII. She grew up on the northern California coast. At university, she created her own major in Cross-Cultural Studies and Communications, planning to travel and write. Forever. Four years, six continents and countless pairs of shoes later, she went to England for two weeks, stayed five years and discovered history. She is now working on a series of Tudor novels for Viking/Penguin.