Anita Clenney is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of mysteries and paranormal romantic suspense books, notably the Connor Clan series. Clenney was a voracious reader as a child, consuming Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys stories before branching out into mysteries and romance. She discovered her untapped passion for writing only after numerous successful but completely varied occupations, including work as an executive assistant, a real estate agent, a teacher's assistant, and a brief spell in a pickle factory. Awaken the Highland Warrior, Clenney's debut novel, won the Single Titles Critics' Choice Award. She lives in suburban Virginia with her husband and two children.