Toni Blake's love of writing began when she won an essay contest in the fifth grade. By the time she graduated from high school in 1983, she had written her first novella along with countless short stories, and edited her high school newspaper for three years.
However, it wasn't until much later that Toni seriously began to pursue her dreams of being a writer. In 1996 she was the recipient of the Kentucky Women Writers Fellowship as well as a nominee for the prestigious Pushcart Prize, and she soon had over thirty short stories and articles published in various youth, literary, and writing publications. In the summer of 1995, Toni started writing romance novels at the urging of a good friend, and in 1998 she made her first sale. Since that time, Toni has written romance novels for Kensington, Harlequin, Warner Books, Signet Eclipse, and Avon.
Toni lives with her husband in a suburb of Cincinnati and when not writing, she enjoys traveling, scrapbooking, and making quilts by hand.