Jennifer Lohmann is a Rocky Mountain girl at heart, having grown up in southern Idaho and Salt Lake City. She’s always been a reader—of romance novels, mysteries, nonfiction, cereal boxes, etc.–so it wasn’t a surprise to anyone when she tossed away her degree in economics to become a public librarian, though her post-college decision to move to Shanghai to teach English was.

After writing on and off for many years, Jennifer won the Librarian of the Year award from Romance Writers of America in 2010. Being at the RWA conference reminded her how much she loved writing and she became more serious about it. As part of Harlequin’s “So You Think You Can Write” Contest, she was offered a contract on her first book in 2012, published as Reservations for Two in February of 2013. Set in the Polish communities of Chicago, Reservations for Two sent many readers out to the store to buy pierogi. Her second book, The First Move was an All About Romance Desert Island Keeper and won praise for its heartfelt portrayal of a woman still struggling her decision to relinquish a child as a teenager. Her fifth book, Winning Ruby Heart, was the winner of RT Book Reviews Seal Of Excellence as the standout book of September, 2014. Winning Ruby Heart was the first category romance to win the Seal Of Excellence award.

In her spare time, Jennifer tries not to let her cats drive her crazy, runs, and enjoys Durham, North Carolina’s food culture. Drop her a line; she’d love to hear from you. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads (I’ll warn you, I read a lot!), or sign up for her newsletter.

Random Facts:

  • I grew up a half a mile from the Snake River Canyon and could see the canyon from my childhood bedroom. In 1974, when Evel Knievel was trying to jump the canyon, he was trying to land in my home county. I never realized how awesome the canyon was, until I moved away. Check it out here.

  • I’m an adventurous eater (and then some).

  • I can quote the Simpson’s for every occasion, but only from seasons 1 through about 6.

  • I’m dyslexic. I was lucky enough to be diagnosed when I was young and have a mother who taught me tricks to cope.

  • I’ve been skiing since I was three years old..

  • I didn’t learn how to drive until I was 23. If you meet me in person, ask me for the story of my driver’s license; it’s awesome.