Robin Lee Hatcher, winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction and the RITA Award for Best Inspirational, is the author of 38 contemporary and historical novels and novellas. Published by Tyndale, Zondervan, WaterBrook, Multnomah, HarperCollins, Avon, Silhouette, and Leisure, there are more than five million copies of her books in print in fourteen countries. The Forgiving Hour, her first contemporary novel, was optioned for film in 1999. A frequent speaker to writers' and womens' groups, Robin is a past President of Romance Writers of America, Inc., a professional writers organization with over 8400 members worldwide. In recognition of her efforts on behalf of literacy, Laubach Literacy International named "The Robin Award" in her honor.