Shirley Jump didnt have the willpower to diet nor the talent to master undereye concealer, so she bowed out of a career in television and opted instead for a career where she could be paid to eat at her desk writing.She started out in journalism, selling her first article at the age of eleven and dreaming of being the next Jane Pauley.
So, she turned to the world of romance novels where messes are (usually) cleaned up before The End and no one is calling anyone a doodoo-head.
In the worlds Shirley gets to create and control, the children listen to their parents, the husbands always remembers holidays and the housework is magically done by elves.
She sold her first book to the Silhouette Romance line in 2001.
That novel, won the Booksellers Best Award for Best Traditional Romance of 2003.
Shirley now writes stories for Silhouette and Kensington about love, family and food the three most important things in her life (if shes being honest, though, there are many days when the order is reversed), using that English degree everyone said would be so useless.
Though shes thrilled to see her books in stores around the world, Shirley mostly writes because it gives her an excuse to avoid cleaning the toilets and helps feed her shoe habit.
Read excerpts, see reviews or learn more about Shirley on her Web site or on her blog.
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