Claire O’Dell grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, in the years of the Vietnam War and the Watergate Scandal. She attended high school just a few miles from the house where Mary Surratt once lived and where John Wilkes Booth conspired for Lincoln to die. All this might explain why she spent so much time in the history and political science departments at college. She’s the author of A Study in Honor, named by Medium, Pulse, and Parade as one of the most anticipated titles of 2018. Claire currently lives in Manchester, CT, with her family and two idiosyncratic cats. Follow her on Twitter @ClaireOdell99.

Photo Credit: Rob Bernobich