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Marilyn Brant has been told she writes with honesty, liveliness and wit (descriptors she's grown terribly fond of) about complex, intelligent women -- like her friends -- and their significant personal relationships. Although her favorite pursuits undoubtedly involve books, she proves she's not just a literary snob by confessing her lifelong fascination (read: obsession) with popular music, especially from the '70s & '80s, most flavors of ice cream and a variety of sensuous body lotions/oils.
Marilyn is a USA TODAY bestseller. She's the award-winning women's fiction author of ACCORDING TO JANE (2009), FRIDAY MORNINGS AT NINE (2010) and A SUMMER IN EUROPE (2011), all from Kensington Books. She also writes fun and flirty romantic comedies that involve sweet treats and large doses of humor. Her ebook, ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAE (June 2011) and PRIDE, PREJUDICE AND THE PERFECT MATCH (Jan. 2013) were both Top 100 bestselling titles on Amazon Kindle and B&N Nook. Her newest release, a coming-of-age romantic mystery called THE ROAD TO YOU (Oct. 2013), was named one of the Top 20 Novels of 2013 by the moderator of the B&N General Fiction Book Club.
As a former teacher, library staff member, freelance magazine writer and national book reviewer, Marilyn has spent much of her life lost in literature. Her debut novel, ACCORDING TO JANE, featuring "the ghost of Jane Austen giving a young woman dating advice," won the Romance Writers of America's prestigious Golden Heart® Award and the Booksellers' Best Award, and it was selected as one of the "Top 100 Romance Novels of All Time" by Buzzle.com. Her second women's fiction story, FRIDAY MORNINGS AT NINE, was a Doubleday and Book-of-the-Month Club pick. And A SUMMER IN EUROPE was featured in the Literary Guild as well as being a Top 20 bestseller in the Rhapsody Book Club. In the summer of 2013, a Polish-language version of the novel was also released.
She currently lives in the Chicago suburbs with her family. When she isn't rereading Jane's books or watching old movies, she's working on her next novel, eating chocolate indiscriminately and hiding from the laundry.
Please visit her website at www.marilynbrant.com.