Alyson Richman is the #1 international bestselling author of eight novels including The Velvet Hours, The Garden of Letters, and The Lost Wife, which is currently in development for a major motion picture. The Thread Collectors, Alyson’s latest historical novel, was co-authored with Shaunna J. Edwards and centers around two couples during the Civil War, one Black and one Jewish, who find unexpected friendship and a sense of purpose during one of history’s darkest times. The novel is loosely inspired by the authors’ family histories.
Alyson spent her childhood in both Long Island and Japan, and is the daughter of an abstract artist and an electrical engineer. She graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in art history and Japanese studies. She herself is an accomplished painter, and her novels combine her deep love of art, historical research, and travel.
Alyson’s novels have been published in thirty countries and twenty-five languages and have reached the bestseller lists both in the United States and abroad. She lives on Long Island with her husband and two children, where she is currently at work on her next novel.