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About Me.

Tana Jenkins is a former high-profile criminal defense attorney who swapped her law books for romance novels. Her award-winning stories have hit the top of Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestseller lists, and she was also named 2022's Debut Author of the Year by RSJ. 

Born and raised on the Great Lakes, Tana's childhood love of stories led her to pursue a B.A. in film and fiction writing from Columbia College, Chicago. After working in film and publishing in New York, Tana honed her craft at VONA, Kweli, and Yale under the great Julia Quinn.

Ever passionate about the magic of love, Tana's storytelling brings this power to life through richly imagined plots featuring lovable and quirky characters. And, as a multi-racial/African American writer, Tana is committed to writing diverse characters in interracial romances—a nod to the notion that love knows no boundaries.

Tana's book Slow Dancing in a Black Storm won an EMMA for Best Sweet & Clean Romance in 2022, and her paranormal romance, Midnight Beacon, earned second place in RWA's On the Far Side literary competition in 2021. Her short, Little Black Ugly, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Calliope, the official publication of American Mensa's Writers Special Interest Group. 


When she isn't writing, she's living her own HEA on the Great Lakes with her college sweetheart and their adorable rescue. So, if you're looking for a romance that will make you laugh, cry, and fall in love, look no further.

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