Bio: Jennie Gallant is a pseudonym of Joan Smith.
Joan Smith is a graduate of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and the Ontario College of Education. She has taught French and English in high school and English in college. When she began writing, her interest in Jane Austen and Lord Byron led to her first choice of genre, the Regency, which she especially liked for its wit and humor.
She is the author of over a hundred books, including Regencies, many with a background of mystery, for Fawcett and Walker, contemporary mysteries for Berkley, historical mysteries for Fawcett and St. Martin's, romances for Silhouette, along with a few historicals and gothics. She has had books in the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild, been on Walden's Bestseller list, had two Regencies selected for the Romantic Times ten best ever Regencies, and had one book condensed in a magazine.
Her favorite travel destination is England, where she researches her books. Her hobbies are gardening, painting, sculpture and reading. She is married and has three children. A prolific writer, she is currently working on Regencies and various mysteries at her home in Georgetown, Ontario.
One did not ask the Duke and Duchess of Avondale to the same party. Lady Hathaway knew that, but her cousin the duke had changed his mind about coming, and she'd already invited the duchess, who was on her way. There was nothing to be done except wait to see what happened when the estranged couple met again. Regency Romance by Jennie Gallant (Joan Smith)
Olivia Fenwick decided to become a governess after her father remarried--a very superior governess who charged a great deal for her services. While Lady Synge was eager to show off her superior employee, her younger brother, the arrogant Lord Philmot, objected to just about everything Olivia attempted to do with her two charges. Regency Romance by Jennie Gallant/Joan Smith; originally published by Fawcett Coventry
Marie Boltwood shared the neighborhood excitement about Napoleon being imprisoned aboard ship just outside Plymouth harbor. When two dashing gentlemen--the thoughtful Mr. Benson and the arrogant Lord Sanford--arrived to stay at Bolt Hall, she knew one was a British agent. But who was the other? With intrigue heavy all around her, Marie desperately needed to find out. Regency Romance by Joan Smith writing as Jennie Gallant; originally published by Fawcett Coventry Romance