Aimie K. Runyan is an author of historical fiction that highlights previously uncelebrated contributions of women at key moments in history. Her first novel PROMISED TO THE CROWN comes out in April, 2016 form Kensington Books. She has an M.A. in French from the University of North Texas and has spent time living in Bayeux and Avignon, France as well as Quebec City and Montreal during the course of her studies and research. She was able to uncover the material needed for her debut novel while on a research trip to Quebec financed by a generous grant from the Association des Études Québécoises She loves travel, music, and books above almost all things. She lives in Colorado with her wonderful husband and two adorable children.