Bestselling and award-winning author Deborah Cooke has published over seventy novels and novellas. Her first book, Romance of the Rose was published in 1993 under the pseudonym Claire Delacroix. She is USA Today and nationally bestselling, and her medieval romance, The Beauty, was her first book to land on the New York Times List of Bestselling Books. Deborah writes contemporary and paranormal romances as Deborah Cooke and has written as Claire Cross. She continues to write historical and fantasy romances as Claire Delacroix.
Deborah was the writer-in-residence at the Toronto Public Library in 2009, the first time TPL hosted a residency focused on the romance genre, and she was honored to receive the Romance Writers of America PRO Mentor of the Year Award in 2012. She’s also on the RWA Honor Roll. She lives in Canada with her family and is an avid knitter.