Hannah D. Howell is a highly regarded and prolific romance
writer. Since Amber Flame, her first historical romance, was
released in February 1988, she has published 25 novels and short
stories, with more on the way. Her writing has been
repeatedly recognized for its excellence and has "made Waldenbooks
Romance Bestseller list a time or two" as well as was nominated
twice by Romantic Times for Best Medieval Romance (Promised Passion
and Elfking's Lady). She has also won Romantic Times' Best
British Isles Historical Romance for Beauty and the Beast; and, in
1991-92 she received Romantic Times' Career Achievement Award for
Historical Storyteller of the Year.
Hannah was born and raised in Massachusetts (the maternal side
of her family has been there since the 1630's). She has been
married to her husband Stephen for 28 years, who she met in England
while visiting relatives, and decided to import him. They
have two sons Samuel, 27, and Keir, 24. She is addicted to
crocheting, reads and plays piano, attempts to garden, and collects
things like dolls, faerie and cat figurines, and music boxes.
She also seems to collect cats, as she now has four of them,
Clousseau, Banshee, Spooky, and Oliver Cromwell.