Danuta de Rhodes was born in 1980 and spent much of her childhood in Paris, Milan, and Rio de Janeiro. She started writing features for fashion magazines at the age of twelve, and her first screenplay, the romantic comedy Le Cochon d’Inde, was produced when she was just fourteen. The movie won her incredible acclaim and several awards, but resisting calls to write an immediate follow-up, she chose instead to concentrate on her schooling. In 1998, after a year of composing music for the Jerusalem Ballet, she moved to London, where she studied modern and medieval literature and designed shoes. She currently lives in New York City, where she works in the fashion industry. This, her first novel, is being published around the world.