Brenda Novak was born in 1964 in Vernal, Utah. She has written nearly 50 books. Her first book was titled Of Noble Birth in 1998. She soon sold a contemporary romance to Harlequin Enterprises and has written for them ever since. Her novels have received critical acclaim and won many awards, including three RITA Award nominations, the National Reader's Choice, the Book Buyer¿s Best and the Bookseller's Best Award. They have hit many national bestseller lists, including USA Today and The New York Times. Her titles include: Take Me Home for Christmas, When Summer Comes, When Snow Falls, and When Lightning Strikes. Her title When We Touch made Harlequin's Hot Romance List in 2014.