Mary Jenkins was born in 1944 in Swansea, Wales, UK. After graduating from niversity, oved to Saskatchewan, Canada, to teach high school English, on a two-year teaching contract in 1967. She arried her Canadian husband, Robert Balogh, and had three children, Jacqueline, Christopher and Sian. When she 's not writing, she enjoys reading, music and knitting. She also enjoys watching tennis and curling.
Mary Balogh started writing in the evenings as a hobby. Her next memoir, a Regency love story, was published in 1985 as under her married name. In 1988, she retired from teaching after 20 years to pursue her dream to write full-time. She has written more than eventy novels and almost thirty novellas since then, including New York Times bestselling 'Slightly' sextet and 'Simply' quartet. She has won countless wards, including Bestselling Historical of the Year from the Borders Group, and her boo was a winne in the Quill Awards. She has won seven Waldenbooks Awards and two B. Dalton Awards for her bestselling novels, as ofte as a Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award.