Joan Lesley Hamilton
Joan Lesley Hamilton began writing at the age of seventeen. Her first historical novel, The Lion and the Cross: A Novel of Saint Patrick and Ancient Ireland (1979), was inspired by the man behind the myths. Writing under the pseudonym William Sarabande, Hamilton is also the author of Wolves of the Dawn (1986), a novel of Bronze Age Britain, and the international bestselling eleven-volume First Americans series. She lives in Southern California.