Brenda Jackson lives in the city where she was born, Jacksonville, Florida. She is a graduate of William M. Raines High School, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Jacksonville University. She has been married for thirty years to her high school sweetheart, and they have two sons, ages twenty-five and twenty-three. Presently, she works in management for a major insurance company. She is also a member of the First Coast Chapter of Romance Writers of America, and is a founding member of the national chapter of Women Writers of Color.