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Author Biography: Deborah Hale was born in Moncton, New Brunswick, and grew up in that aptly named "picture province" where her ancestors first settled in the early 1800s. While earning a degree in special education from the University of New Brunswick, Deborah met her future husband at the campus bookstore on the morning J. R. R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion was released.

An avid genealogist, Deborah traced all the branches of her family tree back to their roots in Georgian-era Britain. Later, when her children were toddlers, she combined her love of history with her urge to spin stories, writing a romance novel set in Georgian-era Britain. Over the next several years, she rewrote and retitled that story several times in between editorial rejections and writing contest successes. In 1997 she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Award and later sold her first book to the Harlequin Historicals line.

Since then, Deborah has written a dozen more award-winning historical romances for Harlequin Historicals, with settings that range from 12th-century Wales to Whitehorn, Montana, and even her native eastern Canada. A longtime fantasy reader and role-playing gamer, Deborah was thrilled to be the first in-house author commissioned to write for the new LUNA fantasy imprint.

With four school-aged children, Deborah calls romance and fantasy writing her "sanity-retention mechanism." On good days, she likes to think it's working!

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