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JAK-TBR-collageWe’re thrilled to be starting a new monthly series — What’s On Your TBR Pile? — with some of our favorite authors! TBR is “to be read” and we all have stacks we know we can’t read in our lifetime. But, with a little help from our favorite authors, we can refine or (goodness!) add to our piles. First up, author Jayne Ann Krentz (aka Amanda Quick, aka Jayne Castle). Wonder what she’s read and loved lately? Join us!

Here’s how it works: we’ll spend some time with Jayne hearing all about her favorite books and authors. Then, we’ll have a few minutes to hear all about her new, upcoming book Lightning in a Mirror which comes out on Jan. 18th—it’s a total win-win for us! Bring a pen and paper—you’ll want to write down all of Jayne’s recommendations.

About Jayne

The author of a string of New York Times bestsellers, Jayne Ann Krentz uses three different pen names for each of her three “worlds.”   As Jayne Ann Krentz (her married name) she writes contemporary romantic-suspense.  She uses Amanda Quick for her novels of historical romantic-suspense.  Jayne Castle (her birth name) is reserved these days for her stories of futuristic/paranormal romantic-suspense.

“I am often asked why I use a variety of pen names,” she says.  “The answer is that this way readers always know which of my three worlds they will be entering when they pick up one of my books.”

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 the Romance,  published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.  Her commitment to her chosen genre has been strong from the very beginning of her career.

“The romance genre is the only genre where readers are guaranteed novels that place the heroine at the heart of the story,” Jayne says.  “These are books that celebrate women’s heroic virtues and values:  courage, honor, determination and a belief in the healing power of love.”

She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University in California.  Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries.

She is married and lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington.

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This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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