Carly Schabowski is the USA Today bestseller of historical fiction novels The Ringmaster's Daughter, The Watchmaker of Dachau, The Rainbow, and The Note. She lives in a tiny cottage in Oxfordshire, with barely enough room to swing a cat. Yet, she has managed to dwell in such a hobbit-type abode for some years with her two dogs, who keep her company as she reads, writes, eats chips, and drinks the occasional gin. Her interest in WWII history spans from a familial connection and inspired her to complete a PhD regarding the author's responsibility to historical fiction. Whilst an achievement, she gained 20 pounds and became a hermit.