Meryl Sawyer is the New York Times/USA Today bestselling author of sixteen romantic suspense novels, one historical novel, and one anthology. Meryl has won the ROMANTIC TIMES Career Achievement Award for Contemporary Romantic Suspense as well as the ROMANTIC TIMES award for Best New Contemporary author. She was twice a finalist in the Romance Writers of America's contest with LAST NIGHT and A KISS IN THE DARK. The award that makes her the proudest is the READERS' CHOICE AWARD because readers themselves vote on this. They selected THE HIDEAWAY for this honor.
Current titles include BETTER OFF DEAD and LADY KILLER as well as her soon to be released HALF PAST DEAD (Jan 2006)
THE PERSONAL STUFF:
I grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, an only child of a single mom. I credit her for giving me a love of books and encouraging me to write. I was in the third grade when my birthday gift was an ancient Underwood with the E key missing. That didn't stop me. I wrote my stories and went back and put in the missing Es with pencil! I've been writing every since.
Finally, I decided to get serious. I attended the Writers Program at UCLA where I was fortunate to meet Colleen McCullough, author of THORNBIRDS. She was on tour and one of my teachers threw a cocktail party to introduce her to some aspiring authors. She was unbelievably warm, and charming, and helpful. I followed her advice and completed my novel. I was thrilled to have four publishers bid on it, and BLIND CHANCE debuted in July of 1990.
Meryl lives in Newport Beach, California with her three golden retrievers.