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Michelle Rowen was born in Toronto, Ontario. As a child she decided that when she grew up she would become a flight attendant, a jewel thief, or a writer. One out of three ain't bad. She is a self-confessed bibliophile, the proud owner of an evil cat named Nikita, Reality TV junkie, and has an unhealthy relationship with all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer. (Michelle's stellar wit can be found in her longer bio.)
I've been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There's no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.
I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. Currently I live, work and write in the exotic location of Japan.
So far, I've worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher and not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency but I call it grist for the writer's mill.
Susan Kearney used to set herself on fire four times a day, now a USA TODAY BESTSELLING author, she does something really hot—she writes paranormal romance for Tor, sensuous romance for Harlequin Blaze and romantic suspense for Harlequin Signature. She can apply the old rule of "write what you know" and never run out of ideas for characters and plots. An All-American and professional diver, expert in martial arts, sailor, real estate broker and owner of a barter business as well as women's fitness and three hair salons, she has enough material for a lifetime.
Kearney has four releases in 2006 starting in February with a sexy futuristic paranormal romance which made the USA Today list titled the THE ULTIMATUM. In May she's part of an anthology called MIDNIGHT MAGIC with authors Rebecca York and Jeanie London and in JULY she follows up with THE QUEST, her fourth book in her Rystani warrior series for Tor. And in December she's part of a Berkly anthology titled UNLEASHED.
Kearney, a native of New Jersey, writes full time. She resides in a suburb of Tampa—with her husband, kids and Boston Terrier. Currently she's plotting her way through her 42nd work of fiction.