Marlyn Horsdal is an editor and writer. In 1984, she co-founded Horsdal & Schubart Publishers with her husband, Michael Schubart, and ran the company until it was sold in 2002. She was educated at Queen's University and the London School of Economics. Her first novel Sweetness from Ashes was named one of the Best Fiction Titles of 2010 by January Magazine. The Judge and the Lady is her second novel. Marlyn lives on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.