Sylvia Prince writes intense, fast-paced historical fiction and young adult fiction. Her lush, action-packed novels bring the past to life. 

Sylvia holds a PhD in history—and loves the bizarre but true stories she has encountered over the years working as a historian. Did you know, for example, that in 1492 the pope received a blood transfusion by literally drinking the blood of three young boys? (It didn’t work—the pope and the boys all died.) Sylvia lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two spirited daughters. She and her sister, bestselling author of historical romance Emma Prince, love comparing notes and picking each other’s brains about all things historical. You can learn more about Emma Prince's books at