After years of reading and enjoying romance novels, Sabrina Jeffries wrote her own while serving as a visiting assistant professor of English at Tulane University. That first novel didn't sell, but her perseverance resulted in a string of sales to seven publishers, most recently Avon Books. Writing under the pseudonyms of Deborah Martin, Deborah Nicholas, and Sabrina Jeffries, she's sold sixteen historical romances, four contemporary romantic suspense novels, three novellas, and an e-story in eleven years. Her books have won several awards, most recently the Maggie, the Holt Medallion, and the Booksellers' Best Award. Her latest historical romance, A Notorious Love, was a USA Today bestseller and was chosen as a Featured Alternate for Doubleday's Rhapsody book club. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and son, where she writes full- time. You can learn more about her books at http://www.sabrinajeffries.com.