Christie Ridgway

Christie Ridgway is a California native and author of fifty contemporary romances. A six-time RITA finalist and USA Today bestselling author, she writes award-winning, emotional reads starring determined heroines and the men who can’t help but love them. Christie grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, went to college in Santa Barbara, and now is married to the sweetheart she met there.

She started off as a technical writer and moved on to computer programming before having two sons and pursuing the dream she’d held since childhood—writing romance novels. Her first book stars a hero who was a former professional surfer and since then she’s written about businessmen, TV stars, soldiers, journalists, vintners, race car drivers, and horror novelists. What her heroes have in common is their resistance to love and their hardest of falls when they finally do find their right woman.

Beyond the Dry Toast: Other Things to Know About Christie

  • At 16 she had her own column in her local town newspaper
  • She was her eighth grade and high school valedictorian
  • Was voted “Least Changed” at her ten-year high school reunion
  • Over-volunteered in the PTA every year
  • Survived two huge home remodels and remains married to her same husband/renovater
  • Owned and drove two cars that ran on used vegetable oil (all hail Egg Roll I and Egg Roll II)
  • Swore she would never have “pets” that required live food yet went on to care for geckos, crawdads, toads, and lizards
  • Besides her human family, Christie currently shares space with one cat, one dog, several fish, and a tortoise that will outlive everyone in the household

Praise for Christie’s sexy, sunny books

"Ridgway's feel-good read, with its perfectly integrated, extremely hot, and well-crafted love scenes, is contemporary romance at its best." --Booklist (starred review)

"Emotional and powerful...everything a romance reader could hope for." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"This sexy page-turner [is] a stellar kick-off to Ridgway's latest humor-drenched series." --Library Journal

“Ridgway rocks romance!” --Bella Andre, New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

"Christie Ridgway writes a sizzling combination of heat and heart." --Barbara Freethy, #1 New York Times Bestseller