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YVONNE JOCKS believes in many magicks, particularly the magic of stories. She has written since she was five years old, and received payment of an a.m. transistor radio for her first short story, published by a local paper, at the age of twelve.
Soon after that, she decided writing wasn't lucrative enough to pursue professionally (transistor radios aside). Luckily, this decision did not last like the fun of writing did.
Under the name Evelyn Vaughn (E. Vaughn), Yvonne sold her first romantic suspense novel, WAITING FOR THE WOLF MOON, to Silhouette Shadows in 1992. She promptly bought a larger television set. Three more books (BURNING TIMES, BENEATH THE SURFACE, and FOREST OF THE NIGHT) completed her "Circle Series," which featured witches and monsters, before the Shadows line closed. The last won Favorite Science Fiction Romance in AFFAIRE DE COEUR magazine's 1997 Reader's Poll.
Yvonne's most recent writing project is a series of historical romance novels called "The Rancher's Daughters"--BEHAVING HERSELF, FORGETTING HERSELF, PROVING HERSELF, and EXPLAINING HERSELF--for Leisure Books. She also enjoys writing short stories and novellas in the Science Fiction/Fantasy and Mystery genres, including A DANGEROUS MAGIC from DAW books, which combined fantasy and romance, and other anthologies from Cumberland House.
A resident of Texas for 22 years (after living in places as diverse as Window Rock, Arizona and Pearl River, Louisiana), Yvonne still loves the magic of stories, movies, books, and dreams. Her enjoyment of literature brought her a Master's Degree at the University of Texas in Arlington (her thesis traced the history of the Romance Novel). An unapologetic TV addict, she lives happily with her cats and her imaginary friends and teaches junior-college English to support her writing habit or vice versa. (All sentence fragments here are for effect. Really.)
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