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With your man, with a book, with a movie, with a hobby, with nature... it doesn't matter. But loving the people, places, and meaningful things in your life is what makes life worth living.

About

Since I was a little girl, I dreamed of being a writer. At 12, I read Gone with the Wind and was immediately hooked on romance… and to this day, I’m totally math-challenged because of the dog-eared copy of the book I kept hidden in my math book. All through high school, I checked out a steady supply of Harlequin books from my local library, all the while fantasizing about one day writing my own.

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My three fabulous felines, Sebastian, Ranger, and Chester and my loving husband Cory.

In 2011, that dream came true when I sold A Baby for Christmas to Harlequin’s Special Edition line. It was one of my proudest achievements, and to this day I feel overwhelmingly honored and excited to be part of the Harlequin family.

Sometimes it’s hard to balance life as a writer and a wife, but no matter how crazy things get, I always find a way to do what I’m passionate about—because that’s what life is all about. And I always make time for Harlequin readers! I’d love to hear from you!

A Few of My Favorite Things:

Food

Vanilla crème doughnuts (on cheat day—yummy!), French toast with lots of butter and syrup, my husband’s homemade egg and cheese biscuits, Slurpees (not sure this qualifies as food), and pretty much any pasta.

Movies

I’m a movie fanatic! Some I like to watch over and over are Memoirs of a Geisha, Far and Away, Sleepless in Seattle, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Walk the Line, Becoming Jane, Anna and the King, Somewhere in Time, Avatar, and Big Miracle.

Romance authors

So many, so little space… names that jump to mind as having contributed to my romance addiction include Margaret Mitchell, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Amanda Quick, Jude Deveraux, Johanna Lindsey, Catherine Coulter, Jane Austen, Judith McNaught, Julie Garwood, and Janet Daily.

Books

Gone with the Wind (of course), the Shogun series, The Help, The Notebook, The Prophet, The Power of Now, and way too many romance novels to list.

Places

San Diego, New York, Curacao, Montana, Switzerland, Nova Scotia, Alaska, and St. Petersburg (Russia).

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Joanna's contemporary romance novels captivate readers with their gripping plots, vivid prose, and devotion to love, realism, relatable characters, and detailed depictions of all the ups and downs that lead to a happily-ever-after.

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