Six-time RITA finalist and two-time RITA Award-winner Gayle Wilson never dreamed of becoming a romance novelist. She was too busy being a teacher of gifted children, a wife and a mother. She was always, however, a compulsive romance reader who loved to escape the stresses of modern life by retreating into a good book. As an English and history teacher, it was probably inevitable that she try her hand at writing a historical romance in her "spare" time. That first book sold to the Harlequin Historical line and became a RITA finalist for Best First Book in 1995. Gayle has since written a total of thirty-seven novels and three novellas for Harlequin. She is currently writing single title romantic suspense for the Harlequin imprint HQN.
Since her first RITA nomination, Gayle has been a RITA finalist in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2004. She won the RITA, romance’s most prestigious award, in 2000 for that year’s Best Romantic Suspense Novel and in 2004 for the Best Romantic Novella. Her books have garnered over fifty other awards and nominations, including the Daphne du Maurier Awards for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense and the Dorothy Parker International Reviewer's Choice Award for Outstanding Series Romance.
You can write to Gayle at PO Box 3277, Hueytown, Alabama, or visit her web site. She loves to hear from readers.