Growing up, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Jane Graves dreamed of becoming a veterinarian, but she was told by her high school counselor that it was “a difficult field for a woman,” so she should pick another career–-maybe something as a writer, since she had shown some talent in that area. Since her assertiveness didn’t come until later in life, Jane did as she was told and attended the University of Oklahoma, where she earned a B.A. in Journalism in the Professional Writing program.
Jane was a finalist for Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award, which honors the best unpublished manuscripts in any given year. This led to the sale of her first book. To date, she has written ten series romances (under the name Jane Sullivan) and ten single-title contemporary romances. Jane received Romance Writers of America’s Rita Award, the industry’s highest honor, for Baby, It's You. She is also the recipient of two National Readers’ Choice Awards, the Booksellers’ Best Award, the Golden Quill, and the Windy City Choice Award, among others. The American Library Association named Cowboy Take Me Away one of the top 101 romance novels of the decade. Her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages.
Jane lives in the Dallas area with her husband and a crafty cat who rules the household with one paw tied behind her back. She loves the writing life, so she’s very glad a certain high school counselor pushed her into the right career, even if it was for the wrong reason.