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Jennifer Greene - Biography
Jennifer sold her first book in 1980, and since then has sold over 85 books in the contemporary
romance genre.  She won her first professional writing award from RWA, a “Silver Medallion” in
1984, followed by over 20 nominations and awards —including achieving RWA’s HALL OF FAME
status, and the most coveted Nora Roberts LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.  

Jennifer has regularly been on a variety of bestseller lists, and has written for Harlequin, Avon,
Berkley and Dell.  Her books have sold all over the world in over 20 languages.  She also
accumulated a number of pseudonyms—most recognizably JENNIFER GREENE, but also JEANNE
GRANT and JESSICA MASSEY.  

She was born in Michigan, started writing stories in 7th grade, and graduated from Michigan State
University with a degree in English and Psychology.  The University honored her with their
“Lantern Night Award”, a tradition developed to honor fifty outstanding women graduates each
year.  Exploring issues and concerns for women today is what first motivated her to write, and
she has long been an enthusiastic and active supporter of women’s fiction, which she believes is
an unbeatable way to reach out and support other women.  

Jennifer lives in Michigan, just a short distance from Lake Michigan, with her husband Lar.  
Lifetime and Career Achievement Awards
RWA - Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award (2009)
RWA - Hall of Fame (1998)
Romantic Times - Career Achievement Award, Storyteller of the Year (1998)
Romantic Times - Career Achievement Award, Series Romantic Adventure
(1991- 1992)
Affaire de Coeur - Silver Quill Award for All Time '80s Best Contemporary  
Romances (1989)
Romantic Times - Best Series Romance Author (1989)
Romantic Times - Lifetime Achievement Award (1988-1989)
Romantic Times - Best Sensual Series Author (1985)
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Award(s)
Irresistible Stranger
Romantic Times - Reviewer's Choice Finalist for Best Silhouette
Romantic Suspense (2010)
Mesmerizing Stranger
Romantic Times - Reviewer's Choice Finalist for Best Silhouette
Romantic Suspense (2010)
Born in My Heart  
RWA - RITA Winner (2008)
Blame It on Cupid
RWA - RITA Finalist (2008)
Nobody's Princess
RWA - RITA Winner (1998)
Single Dad
RWA - RITA Winner (1996)
Quicksand
RWA - RITA Finalist (1994)
Pink Topaz
Romantic Times - Reviewers' Choice Award for Best
Romantic Suspense (1991-1992)
Broken Blossom
RWA - RITA Finalist (1991)

Romantic Times - Reviewer's Choice Finalist for Best Intimate
Moments (1989-1990)
Devil's Night
RWA - RITA Finalist (1990)
Dancing in the Dark
Romantic Times - Reviewer's Choice Finalist for Best
Silhouette Desire (1988-1990)
Night of the Hunter
RWA - RITA Winner (1989)

Affaire de Coeur - Silver Certificate (1989)

Romantic Times - Reviewer's Choice Finalist for Best Silhouette
Desire (1989)
Secrets
RWA - RITA Finalist (1989)
No More Mr. Nice Guy
Affaire de Coeur - Silver Certificate (1987)
Ain't Misbehaving
RWA - Golden Medallion Finalist (1986)
Silver and Spice
RWA - Silver Medallion (1984)
Individual Book Awards and Nominations