C. P. Lesley writes historical fiction set in Russia and on the steppe during the childhood of Ivan the Terrible. Her Legends of the Five Directions series includes The Golden Lynx (1: West) and The Winged Horse (2: East). She has also written a pair of science-fiction romances and The Not Exactly Scarlet Pimpernel, a dual-time swashbuckler based on Baroness Orczy’s classic novel. She blogs regularly at http://blog.cplesley.com, where you can also find out more about her, her books, and the authors she interviews for New Books in Historical Fiction. When not writing fiction under this pen name, she applies her history degree to more conventional academic pursuits.

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