Born in northeastern Ohio and a graduate of Kent State University, award-winning author Leigh Riker began her career writing short stories. But with her first novel, HEARTSONG, for Warner Books, she felt she had found her fictional “home.”
After a dozen books in romance and women’s fiction (see Bibliography for titles and details), her passion for writing is as strong as ever. In December 2006 Harlequin NeXt will publish CHANGE OF LIFE, her thirteenth novel.
Riker is a member of the Authors Guild, Novelists Inc., and RWA (Romance Writers of America). She has served as a judge for the RITA awards, the Northwest Houston RWA Lone Star Writing Competition, the Maggies and the Emily contests, among others.
When not reading, writing, or thinking about writing, she enjoys long walks, travel, movies that make her laugh and cry, digging in the garden, growing orchids indoors, and playing the piano—with gusto if not finesse.
At home in the mountains of Tennessee with her husband and cat, she is working on a new novel.
Books:Her Cowboy Sheriff, January 2019
A Heartwarming Thanksgiving, October 2016
Change of Life, December 2006