Jill Barnett was born and raised in Southern California, in the kind of idyllic coastal town the Beach Boys made famous. 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 twenty-three languages, audio, national and international book clubs, hardcover, and large print editions. Jill is the recipient of a Persie Award for Literature, an unprecedented six 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, USA Today, 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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