C. S. Harris is the pen name of Candace Proctor. She is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than a dozen novels, including the Sebastian St. Cyr Regency mystery series. She has also written a number of historical romances and a nonfiction book on the French Revolution. Before becoming a writer, Harris taught at the University of Idaho and Midwestern State University in Texas; she also spent time working as an archaeologist. She lives in New Orleans with her husband and an ever-expanding number of cats.