Patricia Ann Ponder was born on March 9, 1942 near Goldonna, Louisiana, USA. At 15, she married with Mr. Maxwell and they formed, but at 21, she needed to be something more than a housewife and she began writing, she sold her first book at 27. She start writing gothic novels with her real name, Patricia Maxwell; she wrote one book in collaboration as Elizabeth Trehearne and she singed a murder mystery and a romantic suspense story as her maiden name, Patricia Ponder. When the gothic genre began to decay, she began to publish only romance genre, contemporany romances as Maxine Patrick and historical romances as Jennifer Blake, the only pseudonym that she uses now. She gained New York Times Best Seller status since 1977, with "Love's wild desire". An international best seller as well, she has been published in 18 languages with worldwide sales approaching 30 million. She was honored with the position as Writer-in-Residence for the University of Northeastern Louisiana, and is a charter, and honorary, member of Romance Writers of America.

Since 1998, Patricia and her husband have resided in a lakeside Caribbean-styled retreat in North Louisiana where they often entertain friends and family.

Book List in Order:6 titles

  • Laura Nichols loved the old mansions of Louisiana and was determined to save as much of the South's history as possible. She had taken several courses in historical restoration and was a capable historical consultant. All she needed was a show piece ...


  • Kelly Hartly wanted nothing more than a little rest and relaxation, so when her friends offer for her to use their Louisiana summer home while they are in Europe, Kelly gladly accepts the offer. But RR isn't what's in store... When she arrives at the...


  • She joined the cruise to find a setting for a romance novel - and found a real romance instead... Maura O'Neal would be crazy to pass up the cruise she and her great aunt had been planning just because the old woman injured her foot and Maura woul...


  • Clare Thornton is stranded by a blizzard and finds her way to the nearest house which turns out to be the mountain home of movie star Logan Longcross. ssuming Clare is an adoring fan invading his privacy, Logan behaves rudely, and Clare determines to...


  • When Sherry Mason agrees to pose as her friend Pauls fianc e to protect him from a loveless marriage forced by his arrogant and domineering older brother, Lucien, she has no idea how far Lucien will go to ensure his younger brothers obedience. Then s...


  • When beautiful Anne Matthews delivered a catered dinner to Ramón Castillo's private plane, she never expected the plane to take off for Mexico while she was still aboard. And when handsome, wealthy, suspicious Ramón found her there, he jumped to th...