Former public health nurse, now national best-selling and award-winning romance novelist, Cheryl Reavis, describes herself as a "late-bloomer." Her Silhouette Special Edition, A CRIME OF THE HEART, reached millions of readers in Good Housekeeping magazine and won the Romance Writers of America's coveted RITA award for Best Long Contemporary Series Romance the year it was published.. She also won Rita's for her Harlequin-Silhouette novels, PATRICK GALLAGHER'S WIDOW, THE PRISONER, and THE BRIDE FAIR. She has received numerous awards from Romantic Times magazine. Publisher's Weekly described her Berkley single-title novel, PROMISE ME A RAINBOW, as ". . . an example of delicately crafted, eminently satisfying romantic fiction." Cheryl makes her home in North Carolina with her "first" husband, to whom she has been married for thirty-plus years, and two white cats known collectively as "The Girls."