Marilyn Brant has been a classroom teacher, a library staff member, a freelance writer and a national book reviewer. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and son, surrounded by towers of books that often threaten to topple over and crush her. A proud member of the Jane Austen Society of North America, Marilyn’s debut novel, According to Jane (Kensington, 2009), won the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart® Award, Single Titles Reviewers’ Choice Award, Aspen Gold Reader’s Choice Award and Booksellers’ Best Award. Her second novel, Friday Mornings at Nine (Kensington, 2010) was a Doubleday Book Club and Book-of-the-Month Featured Alternate Selection. Her third book, A Summer in Europe, was released by Kensington in December 2011, and was a Top 20 Rhapsody Book Club bestseller in “Fiction & Literature,” as well as a Literary Guild and BOMC2 Featured Alternate Selection.
She’s also a #1 Kindle bestseller and writes light romantic comedies that are available on ebook. Her first, On Any Given Sundae, was released in June 2011 and became a Top 100 “Bestseller in Humor” on Amazon, and her second, Double Dipping, came out in September 2011 and was a finalist for “Best Contemporary Novel” in the 2012 International Digital Awards. Her newest romances, Holiday Man (November 2012) and Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match (January 2013) will be available soon.
When not writing, Marilyn enjoys traveling, listening to music and finding new desserts to taste test.