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 (lifetime!) 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 women’s fiction book, Friday Mornings at Nine (Kensington, 2010) was a Doubleday Book Club and Book-of-the-Month Featured Alternate Selection. Her third novel, 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 USA Today bestselling author and writes light romantic comedies that are available on ebook and, often, in print, too, including The Sweet Temptations Collection and Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match. Her coming-of-age romantic mystery, The Road to You, will be an October 2013 release.
When not writing, Marilyn enjoys traveling, listening to music and finding new desserts to taste test.