Jacqueline Reiter has a PhD in late 18th century British history from Cambridge University. She has been researching the Pitt family for many years, focusing particularly on the life of the 2nd Earl of Chatham, whose nonfiction biography, The Late Lord, has recently been published. Earl of Shadows, a fictional account of the dynamics between the Pitt brothers, followed shortly thereafter. She lives in Cambridge with her husband and their two young children, both of whom probably believe Lord Chatham lives in their house.