LORI LANSENS was a successful screenwriter before she burst onto the literary scene in 2002 with her first novel, Rush Home Road. Translated into 12 languages and published in 15 countries, Rush Home Road received rave reviews around the world. Her follow-up novel, The Girls, was an international success as well. Rights were sold in 20 territories and it was featured as a book-club pick by Richard & Judy in the UK, selling 300,000 copies. Her most recent book is The Wife's Tale, which was a national bestseller. Born and raised in Chatham, Ontario, Lori Lansens now makes her home in the Santa Monica Mountains with her husband and 2 children.