Teresa Medeiros (born 1962) is a United States award-winning romance novelist with more than eight million books in print. She wrote her first novel at 21 and has since gone on to publish 16 books. Before becoming a well-known author, she was a nurse. According to her official biography, she lives in Kentucky with her husband and neurotic cat.
To date all of her books have all been on the New York Times Bestsellers list. She is a two-time PRISM winner, and two-time recipient of the Waldenbooks Award for bestselling fiction. Additionally she is a charter member of the Romance Writers of America Honor Roll. She is also a member of Kentucky Romance Writers and Novelists, Inc.