Caroline Cross will never forget the first time she read a Silhouette Desire. A then inveterate reader of everything except category romance, she found herself swept up in the magic that happens when two strong people fall irrevocably in love against all odds.
It was both a moving and exhilarating experience, and one she does her best to recreate for her readers.
Caroline was born in eastern Washington State. Horse crazy from the age of two, she drove her parents nuts for the next eight years begging to be allowed to own her own horse. Eventually she wore them down, and spent the next years riding all over the county, daydreaming, and making up stories when not training and attending horse shows.
She later attended college, learning all sorts of interesting things while never really figuring out what she wanted to do. After majoring in political science (a really practical choice!), she held a variety of jobs from working on the prototype of the first floppy disk to being assistant manager at a fabric store.
She got married to a very special guy on a hot summer day, and in the next few years had two wonderful daughters. When her kids got the chicken pox — first one, then the other — she found herself housebound with nothing left to read but the instructions on the lid of the washing machine.
A kind neighbor brought her a bag of books and that was her introduction to the romance genre. Hooked from the very beginning, within a month she decided to try writing herself. Three years later, she made her first sale.
She feels blessed (not to mention relieved, as is her family) to have finally found her niche. It's a sentiment echoed by readers and reviewers. She was thrilled to be the Romance Writers of America 1999 RITA Award-winner for her short contemporary, The Notorious Groom. She's also been the recipient of the Romantic Times Magazine Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Silhouette Desire, and has twice been the choice of Pacific Northwest readers for Emerald City Keeper Awards.
She now lives outside Seattle with her husband and daughters, one very large hairy dog, and one picky little Siamese cat.
For Caroline, every new book is an adventure. She loves strong, larger-than-life heroes, heroines with the courage to take chances, the roller coaster ride of two special people coming together — and always, happy endings.