- A lifelong resident of Illinois, Leona Pence is a widowed mother of four, grandmother to twelve.
- Leona started reading romance novels as a teen. She graduated from Nancy Drew stories to Harlequin Romance, and then to her favorite author, Barbara Cartland, and her vast Regency romance collection. Happy endings were a must.
- Leona began writing late in life after the death of her husband of forty-four years. They married on her 19th birthday after a three month courtship – and yes – love at first sight really did happen.
- She enjoys reading, writing, online pool, and especially being a Mentor in F2K, a free online writing course.
Art, wine forgery, a stalker, and even the Russian Mafia can’t alter the path to love.