Terry Gamble was born in Pasadena, California – the younger of two daughters of resolutely Victorian parents. A strange, pale child, she spent much of her early years under the piano or on a closet shelf reading books. Her first two novels, The Water Dancers and Good Family, are based in Northern Michigan where she spent her childhood summers. The Eulogist is set in Cincinnati, Ohio, where the author’s ancestors landed when they emigrated from Northern Ireland in 1819. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan, Terry lives in Northern California with her artist husband and an ancient cat.