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VIRGINIA KANTRA credits her enthusiasm for strong heroes and courageous heroines to a childhood spent devouring fairy tales. After graduating from Northwestern University with honours in English, she shared her love of books as a children’s storyteller. She still visits classrooms on Valentine’s Day dressed as the Queen of Hearts. When her youngest child started school, Virginia fulfilled her dream of writing full-time. Her first book, The Reforming of Matthew Dunn, won RWA’s Golden Heart Award for Best Romantic Suspense, received the Holt Medallion and was nominated by Romantic Times Magazine as Best First Series Romance in 1998. Her second book, The Passion of Patrick MacNeill, was Golden Heart finalist and Maggie Award winner, a Romantic Times Magazine Top Pick and a winner of a W.I.S.H. hero award. Virginia is married to her college sweetheart, a musician disguised as an executive. They live in Raleigh, North Carolina, with three children, two cats, a dog and various blue-tailed lizards that live under the siding of their home. Her favourite thing to make for dinner is reservations.