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Amanda Quick
Pseudonym/s: Jayne Castle, Jayne Ann Krentz
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Amanda Quick uses three different pen names for each of her three "worlds". As JAYNE ANN KRENTZ (her married name) she writes contemporary romantic-suspense. She uses AMANDA QUICK for her novels of historical romantic-suspense. JAYNE CASTLE (her birth name) is reserved these days for her stories of futuristic/paranormal romantic-suspense.

"I am often asked why I use a variety of pen names," she says. "The answer is that this way readers always know which of my three worlds they will be entering when they pick up one of my books."

In addition to her fiction writing, she is the editor of, and a contributor to, a non-fiction essay collection, DANGEROUS MEN AND ADVENTUROUS WOMEN: ROMANCE WRITERS ON THE APPEAL OF THE ROMANCE published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. Her commitment to her chosen genre has been strong from the very beginning of her career. Each year at the annual convention of the Romance Writers of America she participates in a special day-long workshop for librarians and speaks on the importance of the romance genre.

"The romance genre is the only genre where readers are guaranteed novels that place the heroine at the heart of the story," Jayne says. "These are books that celebrate women's heroic virtues and values: courage, honor, determination and a belief in the healing power of love."

She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University in California. Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries.

She is married and lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington.

from author's web site.



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Book Series
Ladies of Lantern Street
Lavinia and Tobias
The Arcane Society
The Arcane Society
Vanza
Book List
Girl Who Knew Too Much, The (hardcover) (05/17)

Til Death Do Us Part (hardcover) (04/16)

Garden of Lies (hardcover) (04/15)

Otherwise Engaged (paperback) (04/15)

Mystery Woman (paperback) (04/14)

Otherwise Engaged (hardcover) (04/14)

Mystery Woman (hardcover) (04/13)

Crystal Gardens (paperback) (03/13)

Quicksilver (paperback) (04/12)

Crystal Gardens (hardcover) (04/12)

Quicksilver (hardcover) (04/11)

Burning Lamp (paperback) (04/11)

Burning Lamp (hardcover) (04/10)

Perfect Poison, The (paperback) (04/10)

Perfect Poison, The (hardcover) (04/09)

Third Circle, The (04/08)

Seduction (reissue) (11/07)

Surrender (reissue) (11/07)

River Knows, The (Hardcover) (04/07)

Second Sight (05/06)

Lie By Moonlight (06/05)

Wait Until Midnight (01/05)

Paid Companion, The (05/04)

Late for the Wedding (05/03)

Don't Look Back (04/03)

Don't Look Back (Hardcover) (05/02)

Slightly Shady (04/01)

Wicked Widow (02/01)

I Thee Wed (05/00)

I Thee Wed (First edition) (04/99)

With This Ring (02/99)

Affair (03/98)

Mischief (05/97)

Mystique (04/96)

Mistress (07/94)

Deception (05/94)

Desire (01/94)

Deception (First edition) (07/93)

Dangerous (05/93)

Desire (First edition) (05/93)

Reckless (12/92)

Ravished (07/92)

Rendezvous (11/91)

Scandal (03/91)

Surrender (10/90)

Seduction (03/90)



 
 
 

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