Tosca Lee’s prose is absolutely stunning. Her use of language is elegant, her character’s elocution eloquent. But even better, she tackles tough and speculative areas of Biblical history and themes with a scholar’s knowledge, a poet’s heart, and a novelist’s imagination. Her books will surely become classics.
- Josh Olds, LifeIsStory.com
Tosca Lee is a critically-acclaimed author known for speculative fiction. Her religiously-themed, sometimes controversial books are best known for their lyrical prose, extensive research, and vivid imagery.
Lee was born on December 1, 1969 in Roanoke, Virginia. Her father, a first-generation Korean who initially entertained dreams of becoming an opera tenor before he went on to establish himself as a leading academic in the area of business management, named her after his favorite Puccini opera, “Tosca.” Lee’s mother is a native Nebraskan, whose ancestors include one of the state’s early women pioneers.
Growing up, Lee won numerous writing awards and contests. She would not think of herself as a writer, however, until much later. As a young adult, she pursued classical ballet and piano. She received her B.A. from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts in English Language and Literature. She also studied International Economics at Oxford University. While at Smith, Lee wrote her first novel—a story of the Stonehenge people of Salisbury plain—which has not been published.
Demon (2007, Navpress; 2010, B&H)
Havah (2008. Navpress; 2010, B&H)
Iscariot ( February 2013)
The Books of Mortals (w/ Ted Dekker)
The Keeper (2011) (short story prequel)
Forbidden (September 2011)
Mortal (June 2012)
Sovereign ( June 2013)
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