Roberta Gellis

Roberta Gellis has a varied educational background—a master’s degree in biochemistry and another in medieval literature—and working history: 10 years as a research chemist, many years as a freelance editor of scientific manuscripts and well over 30 years as a writer. One of the most successful writers of historical fiction of the last few decades, she has published about 25 meticulously researched historical novels since 1964. She has been the recipient of many awards, including the Silver and Gold Medal Porgy for historical novels from West Coast Review of Books, the Golden Certificate and Golden Pen from Affaire de Coeur, The Romantic Times Award for Best Novel in the Medieval Period and Lifetime Achievement Award for Historical Fantasy, and Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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