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Biography

Deborah Simmons began her writing career as a journalist, but left nonfiction for the world of happily ever afters. She’s published twenty-eight romances with Avon, Harlequin, and Berkley, as well as an indie romantic comedy. Among her titles are a USA Today Bestselling anthology and her popular series on the medieval de Burgh family.

Her books A Lady of Distinction and The Gentleman Thief were finalists in Romance Writers of America’s annual RITA competition. Two other releases, The Gentleman's Quest and Glory the Rake, were up for The Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence for Mystery/Suspense. And her work has been translated and published in more than thirty countries, with graphic novel editions available in Japan.

Some of Deborah's Personal Favorites

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Nonesuch Lure by Mary Luke
The Windflower by Sharon and Tom Curtis
...And Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmyer
Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea by Gary Kinder
the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
The Entertainer by Margaret Talbot
The Miss Buncle series by D.E. Stevenson
Grace Grows by Shelle Sumners