Jill Barnett

Jill Barnett

Jill Barnett was born and raised in Southern California, in the kind of idyllic coastal town the Beach Boys made famous. A gap in jobs in her mid-thirties sent Jill back to college and working toward her Masters degree. But the gift of a baby daughter (something Jill had been told she could never have) changed everything. Jill quit school to rethink her choices and concentrate on family, something she has never regretted. Always an avid reader, she had been working on a novel. She set to work writing again and two years after she quit school, she sold her first novel. In the years since, Jill has written thirteen novels and five short stories. There are over 8 million of her books in print. Her work has been published in 23 languages, audio, national and international book clubs, hardcover and large print editions. Jill is the recipient of a Persie Award for Literature, an unprecedented 6 star review from Affaire de Coeur Magazine, finalist Romance Writers of America favorite Book of the Year and RITA awards, numerous Best Book Awards from Romantic Times including a Lifetime Achievement Award for Love and Laughter and has received critical acclaim. Jill was the first historical romance author to receive a starred review in Publishers Weekly, and has garnered prominent positions on many Best Book of the Year lists by Dallas Morning News, Detroit Free Press, USAToday and Kirkus Reviews. Her "luminous prose" has earned her a place on such national bestseller lists as the New York Times, USA Today, the Washington Post, and Publishers Weekly. Jill lives in the Pacific Northwest where she is working on her next novel.

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