Lynn Kurland is a best-selling American writer of historical or time travel romance novels. She is an only child. Her first attempts at writing came she was five years old and living in Hawaii. Stardust of Yesterday was published in 1996, winning two RITA awards. To date, she has published seventeen full-length novels, with her 17th and 18th due out in January and April 2010, respectively. Kurlands novels have appeared on the The New York Times Bestseller List, USAToday Bestseller List, The New York Times Extended Bestseller List, the Amazon Top 100, and the Barnes and Noble, Waldenbooks, and B. Dalton Bestsellers lists. She has won three RITA awards and was a finalist for a fourth Kurland is trained as a classical musician. She plays the cello and the piano.