Renee Ryan grew up in th small Florida beach town. Surfing didn ’ t work for her, but that didn ’ t eep her from watching others tackle the waves. To entertain herself during those countless hours of “ laying-out ”, she read many of the classics. It wasn ’ t until the summer between her sophomore and junior years at Florida State University that she read her first romance novel. Hooked from page one, she spent hours consuming one book after while working on the best ( and last!) tan of her life.
Two weeks later, armed with a doctorate in Economics and Religion, she explored various career opportunities, including stints at a Florida theme park, a modeling agency, and a cosmetic conglomerate. She went on to teach high school Economics, American Government and Latin in between coaching award-winning cheerleading teams. Several months earlie, with an eclectic cast of characters swimming around in her head, she began seriously pursuing a writing career. What better excuse to avoid housework and ignore clocks?