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Married to her college sweetheart and the mother of three (mostly adult) children, Virginia lives in North Carolina. She is a firm believer in the strength of family, the importance of storytelling, and the power of love.

Her favorite thing to make for dinner? Reservations.

A popular speaker, Virginia regularly offers workshops to writers' groups and has participated in Winston Salem's Bookmarks Festival; the North Carolina Literary Festival; and Duke University's "Unsuitable" event series hosted by the Forum for Scholar and Publics. She loves talking with readers.





New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra is the author of thirty books of women's fiction, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense. Her stories have earned numerous awards including two Romance Writers of America's RITA (R) Awards, ten RITA nominations, and two National Readers' Choice Awards.

Carolina Dreaming, the fifth book in her
Dare Island series, won the 2017 RITA (R) Award for Best Contemporary Romance - Midlength; was named one of BookPage's Top Ten Romance Novels of 2016; won New Jersey Romance Writer's Golden Leaf Award; and is a Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award finalist.

Her work includes the popular Children of the Sea series and, in e-book format, The MacNeills stories
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For a schedule of her appearances, please visit her Calendar page.

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