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Bestselling writer Jayne Ann Krentz is also the author of bestsellers under her alternative pen names, each of which she uses for its own genre. Krentz writes contemporary romantic suspense, Amanda Quick writes historical romantic suspense, and alter ego Jayne Castle (Krentz's birth name) writes futuristic romantic suspense. Born in California in 1948, Krentz earned a B.A. in history from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Masters' degree in library science from San Jose State University. She worked as an academic and corporate librarian before becoming a full-time writer. Over 23 million copies of her more than 120 novels are in print. Among her many honors are the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and two Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Awards, and a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Krentz lives in Seattle, Washington.

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