Justine Gilbert's debut novel, Daisy Chain was published in March 2023 by Claret Press, historical fiction about the women who surrounded Roosevelt's presidency. Daisy Chain has been shortlisted for the Paul Torday Memorial Award 2024. Born in New York, Justine has lived in America and Italy, but mostly in the UK. Her second novel is a murder mystery set in the Tuscan hills where she used to live. Her stories are inspired by real events, evoking the human stories behind the news headlines. She writes every day, but finds time to host Ukrainian families, Spanish students and walk the coast with her four chihuahuas.