Marina Fiorato is half-Venetian and a history graduate of Oxford University and the University of Venice, where she specialized in the study of Shakespeare’s plays as an historical source. After University she studied art and has since worked as an illustrator, actress, and film reviewer. She also designed tour visuals for rock bands including U2 and the Rolling Stones. She was married on the Grand Canal in Venice and lives in London with her husband, son, and daughter. She is the author of The Glassblower of Murano (2008), The Madonna of the Almonds (2009), The Botticelli Secret (2010), The Daughter of Siena (2011), The Venetian Contract (2012), Beatrice and Benedick (2014), The Venetian Bargain (2014) and, Beatrice and Benedick (2015).

Books in order of publication:

The Glassblower of Murano (2008)

The Madonna of the Almonds (2009)

The Botticelli Secret (2010)

The Daughter of Siena (2011)

The Venetian Contract (2012)

Beatrice & Benedick (2014)

The Venetian Bargain (2014)