Cathy Gillen Thacker's main inspiration for writing romance novels were the romantic entanglements of her family. Thacker's family stories (including her own) are swoon-worthy but they reinforce what is important to her writing: family.

Thacker began writing when she was a stay at home mother with her two toddlers. She started out with writing a short story while her children were napping. A couple months later, Thacker had a novel. And she's been writing ever since. She has written over a hundred novels, some which are out of print are being re-released via e-readers. Many of her novels are set in Texas, where she lived for 18 years. It is also her favorite setting to write about.

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