Johanna Lindsey (born March 10, 1952) traveled widely as a child. She was born in Germany and grew up in Fort Knox, KY. The family settled in Hawaii and Lindsey was married right after high school. She is one of the world's most successful romance authors. She has written over 30 books, of which 54 million copies are in print and have been translated into 12 languages. As a young wife and mother, Lindsey became a great fan of romance novels and wrote her first book on a whim.