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Jayne Ann Krentz

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The author of over 50 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 30 million copies of her books in print.

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.

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

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Jayne Ann Krentz Hi, Jenny: Thanks for your interest in my books. Yes, I do have a regular publishing schedule (Jan. for my Krentz titles, April for Quick titles and…moreHi, Jenny: Thanks for your interest in my books. Yes, I do have a regular publishing schedule (Jan. for my Krentz titles, April for Quick titles and August for my Castle titles). You can get details on my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/JayneAnnKrentz ) And, yes, I am currently writing my historicals in the Victorian era. Not sure when I'll get back to the Regency or Medieval eras. But who knows? (less)
Jayne Ann Krentz I keep writing -- something, anything. The trick is to just keep going. Yes, I know that sounds simplistic but here's how it works: I think in terms…moreI keep writing -- something, anything. The trick is to just keep going. Yes, I know that sounds simplistic but here's how it works: I think in terms of scenes. Each scene is a short story with a beginning, middle and end. If one scene isn't working I write around it -- I skip ahead to another scene or go back to an earlier scene that needs work. Or maybe I'll just write about the weather in a troublesome scene. Here's the secret: creativity generates creativity. If you stop, the act of creation stops.(less)
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"I always read the ending before I commit to the whole book."
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message 4: by Bube

Bube Thank you Jayne for accepting the friend request!:)


message 3: by Joan

Joan Thanks Jayne. For accepting the friend request. I can't wait to read Canyons of Night.


Sandra Thanks for accepting my friend request also :)


Pamela Hey Jayne...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


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