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Born June 8, 1955 in Havana, Cuba, and raised in Venezuela, Ginny Aiken discovered books early on. She wrote her first novel at fifteen, then burned it when she turned a “mature” sixteen. That first effort was followed by certificates in French Literature and Culture from the University of Nancy, France, and a BA in Spanish and French Literature from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania.
After working as a paralegal, she stayed home to raise four sons. As her sons grew older, she worked part-time as a staff writer/reporter with the Avon Lake Press in Avon Lake, Ohio. In 1992 she won the Mid-America Romance Author’s Fiction from the Heartland contest for unpublished authors with her historical romance novel Light of My Heart. December 1993 saw the release of her Berkley/Jovce historical, Love Evergreen, under the pseudonym Ginny Aiken.
Her next release for Berkley was Candy Kiss, followed by County Fair. In 1997 she wrote Crystal Memories, a time-travel currently under consideration for a cable/tv movie. In 1998, under the pseudonym Ginny Reyes, she wrote Faerie Tale, part of the launch of Berkley’s newest romance line.
In the spring of 1998, Ginny’s first inspirational project, a novella titled “Something Borrowed,” was part of Tyndale House Publishers With This Ring anthology, and marked a new direction in her career.
Ms. Aiken lives in York, Pennsylvania, with her husband of twenty years, George, and their sons, George Ivan, Gregory Alex, Geoffrey Nicholas, and Grant Adrian. When she isn’t busy with the duties of a soccer mom, she can be found reading, writing, enjoying classical music, and preparing for her next Bible study.
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