“I started to write completely by accident,” explains bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Simply stated, one day she and her best friend decided it would be fun to try to write a book together. The market was ripe, and the two received an offer from the first publisher they contacted. Phillips discovered she really enjoyed writing and continued on her own.
Soon after relocating to Chicago, she found her niche in contemporary romantic comedies such as Fancy Pants, Hot Shot, and Honey Moon. The first in her extremely popular Chicago Stars series, It Had to Be You, features a woman who knows nothing about sports but who inherits a professional football team. The most recent, Natural Born Charmer, was named the Outstanding Romance of 2007 by the American Library Association. Phillips is the only five-time winner of the Romance Writers of America Favorite Book of the Year Award, and she was inducted into the Romance Writers Hall of Fame in 2001. Her next book, What I Did for Love, will be published in February 2009.