Caren Crane grew up in Nashville, TN, and as a result does not care for country music. However, she cares a great deal about family, friends and men in boots. She blames her love of reading on a childhood devoid of TV and heavy on amusing oneself. Reading books was a lot more fun than playing with Barbies and playing "library" was far superior to playing "school." When she discovered romance novels, the librarians at her local branch were horrified but Caren was delighted.
She now lives in North Carolina with her tall, handsome husband and a very chatty, irascible rescue cat. She is sometimes visited by her three grown children, who have their own wonderful lives and only require: beds during college breaks, food, rides back to school (though a bus ticket will do) and cash. Which leaves her with lots of time to write funny, heartwarming stories set in her adopted home state of North Carolina and to investigate the Smoky Mountains, from whence her mother's "people" all came. Caren writes Southern, contemporary romances and fills her books with family, friends and happy-ever-after endings. Which all books should feature, in her opinion.