Jennifer Bernard is a graduate of Harvard and a former news promo producer. The child of academics, she confounded her family by preferring romance novels to ... well, any other books. She left big city life for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She's no stranger to book success, as she also writes erotic novellas under a naughty secret name only occasionally mentioned at family gatherings. Her first contemporary series, The Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel, is published by Avon Romance.