One of the most popular romantic thriller writers in America today, former attorney and college professor Joan Johnston has over 10 million copies of her books in print worldwide, including the New York Times bestseller A Stranger's Game, the most recent in her seven-book Bitter Creek series. Joan's next romantic thriller, Outcast, is the first in a brand new series, the Benedicts of Richmond, and will be in stores in March 2009.
Now the bestselling, award-winning author of nearly 50 novels, Joan Johnston was formerly an attorney with Hunton & Williams in Richmond, Virginia, and Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in Miami, Florida. Joan also worked as a newspaper editor and drama critic in San Antonio, Texas, as a director of theatre and as a college professor, most recently at the University of Miami, Florida. Joan has a B.A. in theatre arts from Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida, an M.A. in theatre from the University of Illinois in Urbana and received her J.D. with honors from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.
Joan loves to travel and visited England and Scotland to do research for her Captive Hearts series (Captive, After the Kiss, The Bodyguard and The Bridegroom). She also journeyed to Tahiti, Australia and Bali for a South Seas, WWI novel that she hopes to write. Joan's books appear regularly on the New York Times, USA TODAY and Publisher's Weekly bestseller lists.
Joan is a member of the Authors Guild, International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America and Romance Writers of America. She divides her times between homes in Florida and Colorado.