Lynn Kurland is a best-selling American author of historical, time travel, and fantasy romance novels. The characters in most of her books all belong to one of three extended families (Macleod, McKinnon, de Piaget) and her love scenes are not as explicit as many other popular romances.
Lynn Kurland is an only child. Her first attempts at writing came when she was five years old and living in Hawaii. Her series of short stories featured a young man who encountered all sorts of trouble. After she moved to the mainland U.S. a short time later, she put aside her interest in writing to focus on music. Kurland always loved to read, though, and in college was introduced to romance novels. She soon decided to write her own novel.
Stardust of Yesterday was published in 1996, winning two RITA awards. To date, she has published seventeen full-length novels, with her seventeenth and eighteenth due out in January and April 2010, respectively. She has also published eight novellas, one of which won a RITA. She is known for her characters and the way their lives intertwine through all of her novels. It is this skill that has kept all of her books from going out of print.
Kurland's novels have appeared on the The New York Times Bestseller List, USAToday Bestseller List, The New York Times Extended Bestseller List, the Amazon Top 100, and the Barnes and Noble, Waldenbooks, and B. Dalton Bestsellers lists. She has won three RITA awards and was a finalist for a fourth.
Kurland is trained as a classical musician. She plays cello in a quartet, plays the piano when asked, and enjoys singing in public.