Jenni Fletcher was born on the north coast of Scotland and now lives in Yorkshire, where she writes Roman, Viking, Medieval, Regency and Victorian  romance novels (she has a problem committing to just one time period).

She studied English at Cambridge University before doing an MA on Women and Literature in English and a PhD on Edwardian literature and psychology at Hull University, while trying to finish her first book, which was rejected. Thinking there must have been some mistake, she then wrote another, which was fortunately accepted by Harlequin Mills&Boon.

She spends a large part of her day obsessing about things like the Oxford Comma and whether she uses exclamation marks too often (she does!) while getting distracted by Twitter (you can follow her @JenniAuthor). The rest of the time she drinks too much caffeine, eats too much chocolate, and teaches creative writing at a university in the north of England. She has been nominated for 3 RoNA awards (for Historical and Short Fiction), and intends to keep trying. Her favourite Jane Austen novel is Persuasion and her favourite Brontë is Anne. If she had to choose a romantic hero it would be John Thornton, probably just because she’s Northern.