Connie Brockway was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota but spent several years in suburban Buffalo, New York. Her family returned to Edina, Minnesota where she attended high school. In 1976, Brockway received a B.A. from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. She met her husband, David Brockway, while earning an M.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota. They have a daughter. The couple currently live in Minnesota.
Brockway decided to take a year and try to write a book once her daughter entered school. In 1994, Brockway published her first book, Promise Me Heaven. Over 1.5 million copies of her books are now in print, and they can be found in thirteen countries. Brockway has been a finalist for the Romance Writers of America's RITA Award eight times, winning twice. Although Brockway made her mark with historical romance, in 2005 she announced that she would take a hiatus from historical romance and begin writing contemporary romance novels. All About Romance Novels - 2005 interview with Connie Brockway
what many people don't know is Connie is best friends with Eloisa James and Teresa Medeiros