Gwyneth Bolton was born and raised in Peterson, New Jersey. When she was 12 years old, she became an avid reader of romance by sneaking her mother's stash of novels. In the nineties, she was introduced to African-American and multicultural romance novels, and her life hasn't been the same since. While she had always been a reader of romance, she had never been inspired to write them until the genre opened up to include other voices. She has a BA and an MA in creative writing and a Ph.D. in English. She teaches classes in writing and women's studies at the college level. When she is not working on her own African-American romance novels, she is curled up with a cup of herbal tea, a warm quilt, and a good book.