Leanne Banks is a national #1 best-selling author of romance novels and she believes in the power of love. She is the winner of the Romantic Times Career Achievement Awards in Series Sensuality and Love and Laughter. She is also the winner of the Florida Writers Beacon Award, the Golden Quill Award, and the Georgia Romance Writers' MAGGIE Award. Her books have been recognized by the Award of Excellence Contest, the Romance Writers of America RITA Contest, and the National Readers' Choice Awards.
Leanne believes her readers work hard on the job and for their families, so she tries to lighten the load with stories featuring a strong sense of family and emotion. Reader response is heartwarming. One of her favorite letters was from a woman who had been suffering from severe health problems: "[Your books] did more for my health that all the medicine in the world -- as corny as this sounds, [your heroes] made me feel like life is `worth it'."
Leanne lives in Virginia with her husband and her pomeranian muse, Bijou. She loves music, chocolate, quotes, and new adventures. Her recent adventures include snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef and whale watching in New Zealand. She is currently writing a series of books for Harlequin Special Edition featuring the romances of a royal family named the Devereaux.