Justine Dare Davis sold her first book after meeting her editor in the line for the ladies room at a conference. And no, she didn’t commit the great faux paux of pitching it there; the book was never mentioned in the conversation, which centered mostly on horses. Her first four books were published in 1991, and she saw all reach the finals for either the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award or the Romance Writers of America prestigious RITA Award. She has since won the RITA award four times, along with several Reviewer’s Choice and Career Achievement awards from Romantic Times. Justine has also been inducted into the RWA Hall of Fame, making her one of a very select group of writers. She had four titles on the Romantic Times “Top 200 of All Time” list, and her sales now total more than 60 books. She has been featured in several local newspapers and nationwide by Associated Press, has appeared on CNN, and on two episodes of a cable television series on romance. She has given workshops for many chapters of RWA, has spoken at several regional and international conferences and has taught at the UCLA Writer’s Program. She is also featured in North American Romance Writers, an academic reference on the romance genre.
Her limited free time is spent reading, knitting (often simultaneously), and on photography, trying to catch the perfect shot of the bald eagles, deer, bear, raccoons and blue herons near her home. In the summer she can usually be found driving her restored 1967 Corvette Roadster—top down, of course—with her beloved dog as passenger.