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Jayne Ann Castle was born in 1948. Jayne grew in California with her mother Alberta and his brothers Stephen and James. She is married with Frank Krentz and lives in Seattle.
She earned a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went to obtain a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University. Before she began writing full-time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries.
Jayne Ann outside interests include vegetarian cooking and participation on the Advisory Board for the Writers Programs at the University of Washing Extension program.
In addition to her fiction writing, she is the editor of and a contributor to a non-fiction essay collection, "Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of Romance," published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. The book received the Susan Koppelman Award for feminist studies given by the Women's Caucus of the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association.
Author of more than twenty-three consecutive New York Times bestsellers, she has over 23 million copies of her books in print.
She now only uses three of his seven pseudonyms, for the futurist novels his spinster's name: Jayne Castle, for the contemporary novels her married name: Jayne Ann Krentz and for her historical novels: Amanda Quick.
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