Mariah Stewart is an author of romantic fiction whose titles have appeared on the New York Times andUSA Today bestsellers lists. Stewart's books have won, or been nominated for, various major awards, including three-time recipient of the New Jersey Romance Writers' (NJRW) Golden Leaf Awards for The President's Daughter (Best Single Title Romance 2002), Voices Carry (Best Single Title Romance 2001), and for her very first novel, Moments in Time (Best Contemporary Novel 1998). NJRW also awarded Stewart a Lifetime Achievement Award and inducted her into their Hall of Fame.
Other awards include the Reviewers International Organization Award of Excellence for Priceless (Favorite Contemporary Romance 1999), the Reviewers Choice Awards from Romantic Times for Moon Dance (Best Contemporary Romance 1999), and the Colorado Romance Writers' Award of Excellence for A Different Light (Best Single Title 1995).
Stewart is a New Jersey native. She and her husband now reside in Chester County, Philadelphia "in a century old Victorian country home" with their daughters and Golden Retrievers.