Deborah Simmons

Page Turning Romance

Deborah Simmons

Deborah Simmons discovered romantic fiction in seventh grade and set aside her (still cherished) collection of Nancy Drew mysteries for works by Georgette Heyer, Mary Stewart, Victoria Holt and other wonderful gothic authors.

Several of her titles (The Devil Earl, The Last Rogue, A Man of Many Talents, and The Dark Viscount) pay homage to the beloved gothics of her youth.


Deborah Simmons began her 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.

A Lady of Distinction and The Gentleman Thief were finalists for 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.

Simmons has sold two million books in North America, and her work has been translated and published in thirty-one 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 the 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 Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club books by Gil McNeil
The Miss Buncle series by D.E. Stevenson