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General Information

Name:  Jan Greenberg  

Pen Name: Jill Gregory


Born: N/A

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Jill grew up in Chicago and received her bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jill Gregory is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of more than thirty historical and contemporary novels and has been honored with the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as with back-to-back Reviewer’s Choice awards for Best Western Historical Romance. Her books have been published in more than twenty-four countries. An animal lover, Jill loves long walks, reading, hot tea on a winter’s day, and the company of friends. She lives in Michigan with her husband, and enjoys her home overlooking the woods where the deer, rabbits, squirrels, and an occasional owl or hawk come out to play.

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Titles At Your Library

Forever After
ISBN: 0440215129

Dell. 1993

Forced to flee London in terror, street orphan Camilla Brent finds herself under the protection of the magnetically handsome Philip Audley, Earl of Wescott, a man who, to Camilla's dismay, is about to wed London's reigning beauty. Original.

Always You
ISBN: 0440221838

Dell. 1996

She was an innocent beauty about to be wed...when a vengeful outlaw stole her heart.

She was asleep when the stranger's hand clamped down hard across her mouth. Melora Deane struggled wildly, but she was no match for the kidnapper who dragged her away from her beloved ranch into Wyoming's wilderness on the eve of her wedding. He said his name was Cal. He had a score to settle with Wyatt Holden, her wealthy, powerful fianc, and she was the bait. Melora tried to keep her distance, but his touch was fire in her blood. And when they became the targets of a violent ambush, Cal's first reaction was to protect her. Then she knew she would do anything to save them both...

Cal had planned his revenge with meticulous care. First, take the girl. Then lure Wyatt Holden to his death. But he hadn't counted on Melora. She was a distraction of the most dangerous kind, his enemy's woman, a woman he'd vowed to hate--a captive, who disarmed him with her beauty, igniting a flash-fire passion and a reckless disregard for fate...

Never Love a Cowboy
ISBN: 044022439X

Dell. 1998


After six years at a Philadelphia finishing school, former tomboy Emma Malloy is coming home to Whisper Valley, Montana, as a sophisticated lady. Little does she know that the decades-old feud between the Malloys and the Garrettsons has escalated into a full-scale range war. Nor does she expect that her archenemy, Tucker Garrettson, whose stolen kiss she still can’t forget, has become a rugged, handsomer-than-sin cowboy who wants to hang her father and take her prisoner—in his arms.

She is proud, beautiful, and bossy. And even though Emma is a Malloy, Tucker wants her badly. Here they are, caught in a blood feud, and all he wants to do is take her once and get her out of his mind. No man can outgun him, but can this infuriating beauty make him surrender his freedom and believe in love?

Cold Night, Warm Stranger
ISBN: 0440224403

Dell. 1999

She vowed not to love the gunfighter who made her burn with desire....

A shivering cold angel...

Maura Reed was all alone in her Montana hotel, curled up in her robe and slippers, when the blizzard hit. It was cold, quiet, and lonely--until a rugged gunslinger blew in from the storm demanding shelter. Just for this night--this wild, stormy night--Maura wanted someone, something. Recklessly, she abandoned herself in his arms, knowing he would be gone by morning. The last thing she ever expected was the need that drove her into the wilderness . . . to find the stranger who haunted her dreams. . . .

A hot, dangerous devil...

He was the fastest gun in the West, a man who feared nothing until he met the woman who touched his heart. Quinn Lassiter didn't even recognize Maura when she cornered him in a distant saloon months later. Never in his wildest dreams did he see himself married--until he said the words that made her his wife. He was determined to do the right thing by the woman he'd wronged, but he'd never reckoned on falling in love with her. . . .

Once an Outlaw: A Novel (Barclays)
ISBN: 0440235499

Dell. 2001


A newcomer to Forlorn Valley, Emily Spoon vows never to lose her family or her land again. Here is the future. Uncle Jake and the boys can go straight. She can set up her own dressmaking business. But her dreams of a fresh start turn to dust when a stranger accosts her, demanding to know the whereabouts of the Spoon gang. Heaven help her, Emily never saw a man so handsome. Only later does she learn his name: Clint Barclay, the sheriff who destroyed her family—and now threatens her resolute heart. . . .

Clint Barclay rides off, unable to forget the rifle-toting, icy-tongued beauty from a family of outlaws. Emily Spoon swears they’ve gone straight, but Clint knows better—he’s jailed the Spoons before and knows he’ll do it again. . . . Then one stunning, burning kiss at a dance changes everything. Suddenly Clint realizes that he’s found the only woman he’s ever really wanted—but he can’t have her . . . not unless he is willing to sleep with the enemy for the rest of his life. . . .

Thunder Creek
ISBN: 0440237327

Dell. 2003

In a place called thunder creek, two wary hearts are about to get a second chance at love.

When Katy Templeton fled her small Wyoming town and its painful memories, she thought she’d said good-bye to Thunder Creek forever. But now the prodigal daughter has come home. Home to the relentless ghosts of the past. Home to Jackson Brent, the lean, hard cowboy with the lazy smile--and the last person on earth she ever wanted to lay eyes on again.

Time and tragedy had come between them, but Jackson never forgot his best friend’s kid sister. The coltish beauty blossomed into a stunning woman, burned by love yet unafraid to take on the whole town to get justice for her family. Katy blames him for her beloved brother’s death, but as she digs for answers about that fateful day fourteen years earlier, there is someone ready to kill to keep her from getting them--and Jackson might be the only one who can save her. He wants her safe--and in his arms, but Katy can’t rest until she discovers the truth. Fighting her red-hot attraction to Jackson, Katy risks everything--even the yearnings of her own heart--to unravel the truth about her brother’s death.

Night Thunder (Thunder Creek)
ISBN: 0440237351

Dell. 2004

Josy Warner has to get out of town—fast. A favor for a friend has plunged her into deadly danger—and sent the topflight fashion designer fleeing New York to a place where no one knows her name. The tiny Wyoming town of Thunder Creek may be more than the answer to a prayer. It could hold the key to her past…and the only family she has left in the world. The last thing she expects is to fall for a rugged man of the land—a handsome widowed sheriff who calls to the wild places in her own heart.

Josy Warner’s arrival in Thunder Creek has set tongues wagging and ranchers vying for her attention. But if there’s one thing Ty Barclay knows, it’s a woman in trouble. As his attraction to the secretive beauty deepens into fierce desire, Ty vows to keep Josy safe at all costs…even when the dangers of his job bring a killer after them. Now, with perilous night crashing around them, Ty and Josy are fighting for their lives—and a love that can lead to the most glorious future of all: forever in each other’s arms.


Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award in 1998 for Best Historical Western-Never Love A Cowboy. Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award 1999-For Best Western Historical Romance- Cold Night, Warm Stranger. Romantic Times Award for Career Achievement

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