Nicole "Nikki" Burnham is proud to be a fifth-generation Coloradoan. However, as the daughter of an Army dentist, she was raised traveling the world. At present count, she's lived in eight U.S. states. She also had the great fortune to attend Mannheim American High School in Germany. Growing up "military" gave her the opportunity to see the world in a way most American kids never can — her parents took her someplace new most weekends and nearly every school break. How many people can say they’ve skied the Swiss Alps, snorkeled in the Grenadines, and successfully haggled their way through Cairo’s Khan al Khalili marketplace? Needless to say, that upbringing left her with a permanent travel bug.

After graduating magna cum laude from Colorado State University with a BA in political science, she obtained both a law degree and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan. She then focused on establishing what she thought would be a long, secure legal career. Those who know her weren’t surprised to see that the long, secure legal career didn't stick. She soon realized writing romance would be a more adventuresome career choice than writing stale legal briefs and started work on her first manuscript.

Though she now lives in a beautiful small town in Massachusetts, she still considers Colorado to be her home. When she's not at the computer, she enjoys relaxing with her family, spending time in her rose garden, playing in her local softball league and traveling — the more exotic the locale, the better. You can write to her at P.O. Box 229, Hopkinton, MA, 01748-0229.

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