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Jayne Castle
Pseudonym/s: Jayne Ann Krentz, Amanda Quick
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The author of a string of New York Times bestsellers, Jayne Ann Krentz (Jayne Castle) 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.

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Book Series
Dreamlight Trilogy/ Arcane Society
Ghost Hunter series
Guinevere Jones Series
Harmony
Illusion Town
Looking Glass Trilogy
Rainshadow
St. Helen's series
Book List
Illusion Town (07/16)

Siren's Call (07/15)

Hot Zone, The (09/14)

Deception Cove (08/13)

Lost Night, The (09/12)

Canyons of Night (08/11)

Midnight Crystal (08/10)

Obsidian Prey (08/09)

Dark Light (09/08)

Silver Master (08/07)

Ghost Hunter (06/06)

Bridal Jitters (09/05)

After Glow (02/04)

Harmony (Anthology) (07/02)

After Dark (09/00)

Charmed (Anthology) (10/99)

Orchid (05/98)

Zinnia (07/97)

Amaryllis (10/96)

Chilling Deception, The (12/86)

Sinister Touch, The (12/86)

Fatal Fortune, The (12/86)

Wagered Weekend (11/86)

Gentle Pirate (08/86)

Desperate Game, The (06/86)

Trading Secrets (07/85)

Double Dealing (01/84)

Conflict Of Interest (03/83)

Spellbound (11/82)

Power Play (09/82)

Negotiated Surrender, A (07/82)

Affair Of Risk (05/82)

Relentless Adversary (02/82)

Man's Protection, A (01/82)

Bargain With The Devil (09/81)

Right Of Possession (08/81)

Vintage Of Surrender (01/79)

Queen Of Hearts (01/79)



 
 
 

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