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. Her family believes she’s lost unquantifiable hours to the allure of “Tasty” videos on Facebook, but she refuses to substantiate this claim.
Marilyn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty novels and novellas to date. In the genre of women’s fiction, she’s written ACCORDING TO JANE (2009), FRIDAY MORNINGS AT NINE (2010), and A SUMMER IN EUROPE (2011), all from Kensington Books. She’s also a #1 Kindle and #1 Nook bestseller and has written a series of fun and flirty contemporary romantic comedies, available as digital-first originals. Two of these, ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAE and PRIDE, PREJUDICE AND THE PERFECT MATCH, have hit both Barnes & Noble’s and Amazon’s Top 100 Bestseller Lists. DOUBLE DIPPING was an International Digital Awards Finalist for “Best Contemporary Romance” and HOLIDAY MAN was a RONE Award Contestant. Her coming-of-age romantic mystery, THE ROAD TO YOU, was a Top 100 B&N Bestseller, as well as one of The Reading Frenzy’s picks for The Best Novels of 2013. She contributed the novella ALL ABOUT US to a new-adult romance anthology (January 2014), released a sequel to ‘Perfect Match’ (PRIDE, PREJUDICE AND THE PERFECT BET, July 2014), and published an essay collection on motherhood called WANDERLUST IN SUBURBIA (May 2015). Her latest contemporary romances are the books in her now-completed “Mirabelle Harbor” series: TAKE A CHANCE ON ME, THE ONE THAT I WANT, YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME, STRANGER ON THE SHORE, ONE NIGHT LOVE AFFAIR and COMING HOME: A Mirabelle Harbor Duet, as well as GOING FOR IT, a Mirabelle Harbor/Sapphire Falls crossover novella. Look for the audiobooks of several of her novels from Post Hypnotic Press, and her short story “When Life Imitates Art,” included in RWA’s romance anthology, SECOND CHANCES (September 2017).
She currently lives in the Chicago suburbs with her family. When she isn't rereading Austen'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.