Christi Phillips

Christi Phillips is the author of The Rossetti Letter, which has been translated into six foreign languages. Her research combines a few of her favorite things: old books, libraries, and travel. When she’s not rummaging around in an archive or exploring the historic heart of a European city, she lives with her husband in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is at work on her next novel, set in France. Visit

Books by this Author

The Devlin Diary
The Rossetti Letter


Meet Novelist Christi Phillips

From the acclaimed author of The Rossetti Letter comes a haunting novel of intrigue, romance, and murder that shifts tantalizingly between present-day.

Author Revealed

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. My pet, actually. I have a 18 lb, white long-haired cat, Clarence, who apparently was Born to Shed. When he's happy, he drools. We're not certain that he has any redeeming qualities.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Swimming in the warm, clear South Pacific right outside my luxurious Bora Bora bungalow.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Curiosity. I'm not afraid of new things, because I love to learn.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "Just." It sneaks into the first draft somehow, and I have to strike it out during revisions. It's just meaningless. See?