Claire Delacroix is a pseudonym that has been used by Deborah Cooke since 1992, primarily for her historical romances. Her Delacroix titles are both New York Times and USA Today bestsellers. Deborah has an honours degree in history, with a focus on medieval studies. She is an avid reader of medieval vernacular literature, fairy tales and fantasy novels, and has written over forty romance novels and novellas. She has also been published under the name Claire Cross.