MADAM IN SILK is California teacher and editor Gini Grossenbacher’s second historical fiction novel, published in 2019. Her debut novel MADAM OF MY HEART garnered the 2018 IPPY silver medal for Historical Fiction; finalist in the 2018 American Fiction Awards for Historical Fiction; honorable mention at the 2018 San Francisco Book Festival for General Fiction; and runner-up in the 2017 Hollywood Book Festival for Genre Fiction. In addition to crafting her own novels, Gini offers ongoing classes in poetry, flash fiction, memoir, and novel writing as well as providing a full array of copyediting services to other writers. In 2017 she founded JGKS Press, and she accepts limited manuscript submissions for publication. She is currently at work on the third novel in her Madams series. When she’s not writing, Gini can be found taking long walks with her terrier Murphy Brown, savoring the roses in her garden, and barbecuing with her husband Karl.