Melanie Benjamin is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling historical novels THE SWANS OF FIFTH AVENUE, about Truman Capote and his society swans, and THE AVIATOR’S WIFE, a novel about Anne Morrow Lindbergh.  Her previous books include the national bestseller ALICE I HAVE BEEN, about Alice Liddell, the real life Alice in Wonderland, and the acclaimed THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MRS. TOM THUMB,  the story of 32-inch tall Lavinia Warren Stratton, a star of the Gilded Age.  Her novels have been translated in over 15 languages, featured in magazines such as Good Housekeeping, People and Entertainment Weekly, and optioned for film.