Born in Washington, DC; married Keith Hiatt (an attorney); children: Bethany, Dawn. Education: College of William and Mary, B.S., 1978; Texas A & M University, graduate study, 1979-81. Politics: Independent. Religion: Christian. Hobbies and other interests: Driving, hiking, gardening, tennis.
Writer. Teacher of Internet writing classes.
Authors Guild, Authors League of America, Romance Writers of America, Novelists, Inc.
American Book Readers' Association Award, best romance novel, 1999, for Scandalous Virtue.
Bridge over Time, Harlequin Enterprises (Buffalo, NY), 1994.
Daring Deception, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1996.
Gabriella, Mills & Boon (Richmond, Surrey, England), 1999.
Scandalous Virtue, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1999.
Ship of Dreams, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2000.
Rogue's Honor, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2001.
A Rebellious Bride, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2002.
Innocent Passions, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2003.
Wickedly Yours, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2003.
Also author of other romance novels published by Harlequin Enterprises (Buffalo, NY).
WORK IN PROGRESS:
Research on Regency England.
Brenda Hiatt told CA: "I began writing in 1988, an army wife at home with two preschool children. I promised myself that, if nothing sold before my youngest began school, I'd get a 'real job,' so I was thrilled to sell a Regency romance novel to Harlequin six months ahead of that deadline. Originally from Virginia, I received degrees in biology and psychology from the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, before attending graduate school at Texas A & M University. I have since lived in Hawaii, South Carolina, Texas, and now Indiana, using the army's frequent moves to supplement my research.
"I now write full time and live in Indianapolis with my husband and two daughters. To date, I have published six Harlequin Regency romances, one Harlequin super-romance, and five single-title historical romances with Harper/Collins. My first single-title historical romance, Scandalous Virtue, received rave reviews in Publishers Weekly and other media and also won an award. I pride myself on thorough historical research, and when I take a break from the past, I embrace the future by teaching writing classes on the Internet.
"An active member of the Romance Writers of America since 1990, I participate every year in the organization's Readers for Life Literacy Autographing, which has raised more then 300,000 dollars for adult literacy."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Library Journal, August, 2001, Kristin Ramsdell, review of Rogue's Honor, p. 88.
Publishers Weekly, May 17, 1999, review of Scandalous Virtue, p. 76.