Amanda Sthers was born in Paris and now lives in Los Angeles. She has written eleven novels, which have been translated into more than fifteen languages. To highlight just of few of these works, her 2005 novel Chicken Street was named by the Italian press as the Best Book of the Year; her 2007 novel Madeleine has sold over 200,000 copies worldwide. She wrote the best selling only authorized biography of the French superstar Johnny Hallyday and her 2015 novel Promises ( Les Promesses) was named by Elle magazine as one of its picks for top ten novels of the year and selected in all the prestigious French literary prizes. Her most recent novel ‘Holy Lands’ is out now from Bloomsbury.