The author of dozens of bestsellers, Catherine Coulter made her Romance
debut with 1978's The Autumn Countess, a fast-moving story she describes as
"a Gothic masquerading as a Regency." Six more Regency romances
followed in quick succession; then, in 1982, she penned her first full-length
historical novel, Devil's Embrace. She counts several trilogies among her most
popular historicals, notably the Bride Trilogy -- which, in turn, spawned an
ongoing story sequence featuring the beloved Sherbrooke
family of Regency-era England.
In 1988, Coulter tried her hand at contemporary romance with a twisty little
page-turner called False Pretenses. Her fans ate it up and begged for more.
Since then, she has interspersed historicals with contemporary romantic
thrillers (like the novels in her bestselling FBI series) in one of the most
successful change-ups in the history of romance publishing.