A lifelong resident of New England, Sally Cabot Gunning has immersed herself in its history from a young age. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Satucket Novels: The Widow’s War, Bound, and The Rebellion of Jane Clarke, and writing as Sally Cabot, Benjamin Franklin’s Bastard. Her latest novel, Monticello: A Daughter and Her Father, was released in September 2016 to further acclaim. Gunning lives in Brewster, Massachusetts, with her husband, Tom, where her family history dates back three centuries. Elected fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society and president of The Brewster Historical Society, she has helped to purchase and restore an 18th Century sea captain's home and researches and presents historical tours of her village. She is currently having fun digging out more buried stories in preparation for her next novel.