Jackie Barbosa always wanted to be a writer, but she took a few detours on the road to publication, including a stint in academia (she holds an MA in classics from the University of Chicago and was a Mellon Fellowship recipient) and many years as a technical writer/instructional designer for a data processing company.
She still holds her day job in instructional design, but her true passion is writing steamy romances—both historical and contemporary. Her short stories and novellas have been published by Cobblestone Press, Kensington Books and now Harlequin Books.
Jackie learned to believe in love at first sight when she met the man of her dreams over twenty years ago and to believe in happily-ever-after when she married him. She lives in Southern California with her husband, their three children and an ever-changing menagerie of pets.