Manda Collins grew up on a combination of Nancy Drew books and Jane Austen novels, and her own brand of Regency romantic suspense is the result. She is a former academic librarian, and holds advanced degrees in English Lit and Librarianship. She is the author of thirteen novels of historical romance from St. Martin's Press. Her debut novel, How to Dance with a Duke, spent five weeks on the Nielsen Bookscan Romance Top 100 list, and her latest novel, Ready Set Rogue, has received a starred review from Booklist. She lives on the Alabama Gulf Coast in the house her mother grew up in, with three cats, a dog and far too many books.