Born March 28, 1948, Jayne Ann Castle (maiden name), Jayne Ann Krentz (married name) has authored 32 New York Times Bestsellers. There are over 23 million copies of her Romance books in print and she continues to write books to satisfy a variety of audiences. In 1970 she obtained her B.A. in History at the University of California, Santa Cruz and continued her education by obtaining a Masters in Library Science from San Jose State University. She worked as a librarian for several years in academic and corporate libraries before she decided to focus on her writing career. She has used 7 different pseudonyms during her writing career and 3 of those names she uses for specific genres of her writing. Amanda Quick is the name she uses while writing historical romantic-suspense, Jayne Ann Krentz is the name she uses while writing contemporary romantic-suspense, and Jayne Castle is the name she uses for futuristic/paranormal romantic-suspense. She worked as the editor and contributor to a non-fiction essay collection Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance, a book published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. She has also participated as the keynote speaker at several conventions including, the Romance Writers of America, on the importance of the Romance genre. Among other awards, she has received the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminists Studies by the Women's Caucus of the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association. She lives with her husband Frank Krentz in Seattle, Washington where she continues to write and advocate for Romance Literature.
From the guide to the Jayne Ann Krentz Collection, 1985-2002, (Bowling Green State University - Browne Popular Culture Library)