The author of more than 23 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, Jayne Ann Krentz, who also writes under the pen names Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle, has over 23 million copies of her books in print.
In addition to her fiction writing, she is the editor of, and a contributor to a nonfiction essay collection, Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. The book received the Susan Koppelman Award for feminist studies given by the Women's Caucus of the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association.
Jayne's outside interests include vegetarian cooking and participation on the Advisory Board for the Writers Programs at the University of Washington extension programme.
Jayne Ann Krentz has believed in the importance of romance fiction since the beginning of her publishing career. With each passing year she grows more convinced of its significance and its contributions to the lives of women everywhere.
She earned a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a master's degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before she began writing full-time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries. Jayne is married and lives in Seattle.