Alyssa Cole is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of romance, thrillers, and graphic novels. Her Civil War-set espionage romance An Extraordinary Union was the American Library Association’s RUSA Best Romance for 2018; her contemporary rom-com A Princess in Theory was one of the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2018; and her debut thriller When No One Is Watching was the winner of the 2021 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original. Her books have received critical acclaim from the  Washington Post,  Library JournalKirkusBuzzFeedBook RiotEntertainment Weekly, and various other outlets. When she’s not working, she can usually be found watching anime or wrangling her pets.