Elizabeth Chadwick is an award-winning author of historical fiction. Her novel To Defy A King won the 2011 Romantic Novelists Association prize for the genre. In 1998, her novel The Champion was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists Association Parker Pen Award for the best Romantic novel of the year. In 2010 The Scarlet Lion was nominated as one of the ten landmark historical novels of the decade by Historical Novel Society founder Richard Lee. Her latest novel, The Summer Queen is the first in a major trilogy about Eleanor of Aquitaine.