Gayle Lynds is the New York Times and internationally best-selling author of 10 spy novels. Library Journal calls her “the reigning queen of espionage fiction.” Publishers Weekly lists her novel Masquerade as one of the Top 10 spy thrillers of all time. Her books have been published in 30 languages and sold millions of copies worldwide.
Among her many awards is the Military Writers Society of America Award for Best Novel. With Robert Ludlum, she created the Covert-One series. The first book, The Hades Factor, was a CBS miniseries. With David Morrell, she founded International Thriller Writers, which has nearly 5,000 members around the globe, and ThrillerFest, a convention of some 1,000 thriller lovers who meet annually in New York City.
She blogs regularly at Rogue Women Writers. A member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, she held Top Secret security clearance when she was an editor at a California think tank.