Jayne Ann Castle was born on March 28, 1948 in Borrego Springs, California. She obtained a B.A in History and a Masters degree in Library Science. After her graduation, she married with Frank Krentz, an engineer. She worked in the Duke University, when she published her first novels in 1979.

Now, Jayne Ann Castle Krentz with her seven pennames is considered a pillar in the contemporary romance genre. For some years, she only uses three pennames for each of three different periods from time: "Jayne Ann Krentz" (her married name) from the present, "Jayne Castle" (her birth name) from the future and her most famous penname: "Amanda Quick" from the past. She is famous for her work ethic, beginning her writing by 7 am six days a week. Her heroins never are damsels in hardships, they are often heroes. Her novels also contain mystery or paranormal elements.

Book List in Order:36 titles
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    Science Fiction / SF 4.5
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    Fantasy Romance / FR 4.5
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    Fantasy Romance / FR 4.5
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    Fantasy Romance / FR 4
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    Fantasy Romance / FR 4
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    Fantasy Romance / FR 4
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  Fantasy Romance / FR 4
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    Fantasy Romance / FR 4.5
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  Fantasy Romance / FR 4
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  Fantasy Romance / FR 4.5
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    Fantasy Romance / FR 4.5
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  Fantasy Romance / FR 4.5
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  Fantasy Romance / FR 4
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  Fantasy Romance / FR 4
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  Fantasy Romance / FR 4.5
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    Fantasy Romance / FR 4.5
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    Fantasy Romance / FR 4.5
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  Romantic Suspense / RS 4
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  Romantic Suspense / RS 4
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  Romantic Suspense / RS 3.5
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  Romantic Suspense / RS 3.5
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       Romantic Suspense / RS 4
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       Romantic Suspense / RS 4
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CER-0130      CER-130 Contemporary Romance / CR 3.5
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CER-0091      CER-91 Contemporary Romance / CR 4
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CER-0079      CER-79 Contemporary Romance / CR 3.5
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CER-0068      CER-68 Contemporary Romance / CR 3.5
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CER-0055      CER-55 Contemporary Romance / CR 4
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CER-0045      CER-45 Contemporary Romance / CR 3
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CER-0036      CER-36 Contemporary Romance / CR 3.5
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CER-0026      CER-26 Contemporary Romance / CR 3.5
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CER-0023      CER-23 Contemporary Romance / CR 4
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CER-0017      CER-17 Contemporary Romance / CR 3.5
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CER-0002      CER-2 Contemporary Romance / CR 3
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MCF-0132      MCF-132 Contemporary Romance / CR 4.5
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MCF-0157      MCF-157 Contemporary Romance / CR 4
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