Alexandra Joel is a former editor of the Australian edition of Harper’s Bazaar and of Portfolio, Australia’s first magazine for working women. She has also contributed feature articles, interviews and reviews to many national and metropolitan publications. Her first novel, the bestselling The Paris Model, was published around the world, including in the United States, Canada, Germany, Hungary and Romania, and was followed by The Royal Correspondent and now The Artist’s Secret. Alexandra’s biography Rosetta: A Scandalous True Story was optioned for the screen by a major US-owned production company. She is also the author of two books about fashion in Australia. With an honours degree from the University of Sydney and a graduate diploma from the Australian College of Applied Psychology, she has been a practising counsellor and psychotherapist. Alexandra has two children and lives in Sydney with her husband.