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Rebecca Brandewyne was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, but she grew up for the most part in Kansas. She's just a country girl with a dash of big city sprinkled in for spice. But having travelled extensively in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and the Caribbean, she moves easily between the publishing world of New York and her hometown.

Rebecca graduated cum laude with departmental honours from Wichita State University. She has a B.A. in journalism, minors in history and music (theory/composition), and an M.A. in communications. Twice a recipient of the Victor Murdock Scholarship, Rebecca taught interpersonal communication at university level before becoming a published writer.

She was 21 when she started work on her first novel, No Gentle Love. She finished the book a year later and sold it to Warner Books some months after her 23rd birthday, making her, at that time, the youngest romance author in America, a record that stood for 10 years before finally being broken. To date, she has written nearly 30 consecutive bestselling titles.

Among many other awards, she has been named one of Love's Leading Ladies and inducted into Romantic Times Magazine's Hall of Fame. One of the more unusual honours she has enjoyed as a result of her writing career was being named an Honourary Duchess of Paducah, 1983.

Rebecca's books have been translated into numerous foreign languages, and have been published in over 60 countries worldwide. Rebecca is a founder and member of Novelists, Inc., a charter member of Romance Writers of America, and a member of Mensa, an organization for people whose IQs are in the upper 2% of the world's population.

Rebecca lives in the Midwest with her son, Shane, who was born, appropriately enough, on St. Valentine's Day - and believe it or not, he was delivered by Dr. DeHart, too! Her hobbies and interests include fencing, karate, Middle-Eastern dance, and target shooting. She also enjoys researching ancient history (especially that of the Celts and Picts).

A Pisces with a Leo moon (cusped with Cancer) and Scorpio rising, her birthday is March 4th, making her birthstone an aquamarine. Her favourite colour is lilac.

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