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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