Name Mary Putney
|Period 1987 - Present|
Education Syracuse University
Genre Romance, Fantasy
|Pen name Mary Jo Putney,
Books No Longer a Gentleman, Loving a Lost Lord, Thunder and Roses (Fallen A, Not Quite a Wife, Shattered Rainbows (Fallen A
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Mary Jo Putney (born in New York) is a best-selling American author of over twenty-five historical and contemporary romance novels. She has also published romantic fantasy novels as M.J. Putney. Her books are known for their unusual subject matter, including alcoholism, death, and domestic abuse.
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Mary jo putney becoming an author
Putney was born and raised in New York. She attended Syracuse University, earning degrees in English literature and Industrial design. She served as the art editor of The New Internationalist magazine in London and worked as a designer in California before settling in Baltimore, Maryland in 1980 to run her own freelance graphic design business.
After purchasing her first computer for her business, Putney realized that it would make writing very easy. She began work on her first novel, a traditional Regency romance, which sold in one week. Signet liked the novel so much that it offered Putney a three-book contract immediately. In 1987 that first novel, The Diabolical Baron, was published. Since then, she has published twenty-nine books (as of January 2007). Her books have been ranked on the national bestseller lists of the New York Times, USAToday, and Publishers Weekly. The vast majority of her works have been historical romance, although she did write three contemporary romances. She has also begun writing fantasy romance and romantic fantasy as M.J. Putney.
Putney has won the Romance Writers of America RITA Award twice, for Dancing on the Wind and The Rake and the Reformer and has been a RITA finalist nine times. She is on the Romance Writers of America Honor Roll for bestselling authors, and has been awarded two Romantic Times Career Achievement Awards and four Golden Leaf Awards.
Putney lives in Baltimore with her cats. She recently was seen together with a mystery man speculating they are dating. She previously stated that she had no interest in men or marriage.