Renaissance history came to life for C.L.R. Peterson during a semester of study in Italy. She has pursued that passion ever since, earning a PhD in Early Modern European History at Stanford University and returning to Italy to research her forthcoming debut novel, Lucia’s Renaissance.
She belongs to two critique groups, as well as the Historical Novel Society’s Northern California chapter and the ACFW Golden Gate chapter. She loves to shine a spotlight on little-known heroes from the past.