Sandra Brown is the author of more than 50 New York Times bestsellers. A lifelong Texan, Ms. Brown was born in Waco, grew up in Fort Worth and attended Texas Christian University. Her recent bestsellers include Ricochet (2006), Chill Factor (2005), White Hot (2004), Hello, Darkness (2003), The Crush (2002), Envy (2001), The Switch (2000), The Alibi (1999), Unspeakable (1998) and Fat Tuesday (1997). Ms. Brown’s books now have 70 million copies in print worldwide, and her work has been translated into 33 languages. She has won numerous awards, including the American Business Women’s Association’s Distinguished Circle of Success, B’nai B’rith’s Distinguished Literary Achievement Award and the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award.