Juliette Godot is a former software engineer at Carnegie Mellon University, but her passion is genealogy. After cataloging over 40,000 ancestors, she wanted to know more than just names on the family tree.

Juliette Godot

The quest to find her roots led her down the back roads of France to the unsung principality of Salm where superstitions were part of everyday life. The myths and legends of the Renaissance and the grit of the people steadfast in faith as war surrounded them enveloped her. Writing about it was the only way she could get it out of her mind.

Juliette’s debut novel, From the Drop of Heaven, has won the 2021 Gold Medal in the Royal Palm Literary Awards for unpublished historical fiction.

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