Elizabeth Bevarly was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, and earned her BA with honours in English from the University of Louisville in 1983. Although she never wanted to be anything but a novelist, her career detours before making the leap to writing included stints working in movie theatres, restaurants, boutiques and major department stores.
She also spent time as an editorial assistant for a medical journal, where she learned the correct spellings and meanings of a variety of words (like microscopy and histological) that she will never ever use again. Finally, in 1989, she sold her first novel, Destinations South, to Silhouette Books.
Since then, she has gone on to sell more than 30 novels and six novellas to five different publishers. Her books have appeared on a number of bestseller lists, including the USA Today bestseller list.
She's been nominated for several Romantic Times awards. She was recently given a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times magazine for Series Love and Laughter, and her Silhouette Desire, The Perfect Father was awarded the National Readers Choice Award in 1996. Her novels have been published in 19 languages and more than two dozen countries. There are more than five million copies of her books in print worldwide.
When she’s not writing, Elizabeth enjoys old film, old houses, good books, fine antiques and salsa music, and she has a tendency to rescue abandoned animals. Both of her cats, Quito (named after a bar on Tortola) and Wallo (named by her then-two-year-old son for reasons she and her husband will never understand) are refugees — the first from a rest area beside a main road, and the other from a park near where she used to live.
She has claimed as residences Washington, DC, northern Virginia, southern New Jersey and Puerto Rico, but she now resides with her husband and young son (and those two previously mentioned cats) in Kentucky, where she fully intends to remain.
Elizabeth loves to hear from readers via her email: firstname.lastname@example.org