Leigh Michaels is the author of more than 100 books, including contemporary romance novels, historical romance novels, and non-fiction books. More than 35 million copies of her romance novels have been published. Six of her books have been finalists for Best Traditional Romance novel in the RITA contest sponsored by Romance Writers of America. She has received two Reviewer’s Choice awards from Romantic Times (RT Book Reviews).
Her work has been translated and published in 120 countries in more than 25 languages, including Japanese, Korean, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, Czech, Bulgarian, Russian, Turkish, Hebrew, Greek, Swedish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Africaans, Arabic, Indonesian, and Chinese.
She received the Johnson Brigham Award presented by the Iowa Library Association to an Iowa author for outstanding contributions to American literature.
The Johnson Brigham Plaque is awarded periodically by the Iowa Library Association to “the Iowa author for the most outstanding contribution to literature.” The award was named for its first recipient, Iowa state librarian Johnson Brigham, and is a bronze plaque more than eight inches in diameter, designed under the guidance of Iowa artist Grant Wood. Previous recipients of the Johnson Brigham Plaque include Ruth Suckow (1935), McKinlay Kantor (1936), Paul Engle (1940), William L. Shirer (1945), Bess Streeter Aldrich (1949), Wallace Stegner (1962), R. V. Cassill ( 1968), Julie McDonald (1983), Jane Smiley (1991), Robert James Waller (1994), and Max Allan Collins (2001).
Praise for Leigh’s historical romances:
“A work of art…Deliciously decadent from start to finish.”- Seriously Reviewed
“Deft storytelling, abundant humor… and tenderness in all the right places.”- Linda Banche Romance Author
“Full of love, scandal, and mystery… readers will be captivated by Leigh Michaels’ sophisticated style and immense knowledge of Regency England.”- Debbie’s Book Bag
“A book you will want to share with everyone you know.”- Passionate Historical Romance