Diana Wallis Taylor is an award-winning author of more than a dozen books, including Lydia, Woman of Philippi, Mary, Chosen of God, Ruth, Mother of Kings, Shadows on the Mountain, Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate, House of the Forest, the novels Mary Magdalene and Martha, Smoke Before the Wind, Journey to the Well, and Halloween: Harmless Fun or Risky Business?