Yvonne Harlech is the author of Female Parts: the Art and Politics of Women Playwrights, under the name Yvonne Hodkinson. Mistress of the Temple is her first novel, followed by Book 2, Harp of Joy. The author was born in Edinburgh and grew up in Montreal, Canada. She studied English at Concordia University and now lives in Cheshire with her husband. Her novels reflect her deep love for Egypt and the ancient temples, which are a portal to the past and the deities, once venerated within the sacred chambers.