Tosca Lee is the multi award-winning, New York Times bestselling novelist of Demon: A Memoir, Havah: The Story of Eve, Iscariot, The Legend of Sheba, and The Books of Mortals series (Forbidden, Mortal, Sovereign) with New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker. She is best known for her exploration of maligned characters, lyrical prose and meticulous research. Tosca received her B.A. in English and International Relations from Smith College and has also studied at Oxford University. A former first runner-up to Mrs. United States and lifelong world adventure/traveler, Tosca makes her home in the Midwest. For more on Tosca, please visit her website.
- This former first runner-up Mrs. United States hates washing her hair and regularly posts candid working shots on her Facebook Writer-Cam. Yes, she is usually wearing the same outfit two days in a row.
- Tosca’s mother is Caucasian and her father is Korean. They were denied a marriage license on the basis of race in 1968. Growing up as a bi-racial child in the 70s, Tosca experienced racism first-hand.
- Tosca is the stepmother to four kids ages 11 (twins) to 19.
- As a classically trained ballerina, she danced semi-professionally at the age of 14 until injuries took their toll and sidelined career aspirations. The idea of writing novels came later, in college.
- Her first writing job was on the staff of Smart Computing magazine in the early 90s. Yup, she’s a nerd.
- She is a boxing fan and loves to shoot stuff—most notably, exploding targets. She also loves to fish. Cleaning fish, not so much.