According to Alfred Hitchcock, "There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it." V.R. Marks feels the same way about writing romantic suspense. After falling in love with the suspense genre during a Hitchcock film festival, Marks combined that with a passion for writing that eventually became adventurous romantic suspense novels readers crave. Marks now resides in Portland, Maine where two cats provide regularly scheduled breaks from the keyboard.