Eileen Rendahl published her first book with a small press the year she turned forty. Since then, she has published ten more novels with major New York publishing houses and has dabbled with independent publishing as well. She has been a finalist for the prestigious Rita Award as well as the Bookseller’s Best Award, the Prism Award, and the Daphne du Maurier Award. Her work has won the Lories Award, the Beacon Award and the National Readers’ Choice Award. She is currently enrolled in the MFA in Creative Writing program at Antioch University in Los Angeles. Eileen also writes as Eileen Carr.