Cover of The Perfect Murder (Last Stand)
Brenda Novak is the national bestselling author of 35 books. Her most recent trilogy--THE PERFECT COUPLE (8/09),
THE PERFECT LIAR (9/09), THE PERFECT MURDER (10/09), hit many lists and received high praise from readers and reviewers alike. A busy wife and mother of fi ve, Novak, who lives in Sacramento, California, calls herself the typical “soccer mom.” She juggles her writing career with daily car pools, helping her kids do homework and driving them to sports practice.
Books in print: More than 4 million
Current Releases: WHITE HEAT, BODY HEAT, KILLER HEAT
First Novel Published: OF NOBLE BIRTH, Harper Collins (Nov. 1999)
Awards and Honors: Multiple honors, including two RITA nominations, the Book Buyer’s Best, the National Reader’s Choice Award, and The Booksellers’ Best.
Former Career: Loan Officer
Education: Attended Brigham Young University on a full-ride academic scholarship for two years before leaving school early to marry and move to California.
Born: Vernal, Utah
Family: Brenda’s father worked for the government for the Bureau of Reclamation for 30 years. He retired when Brenda was 10 and moved the family to Arizona.
Her mother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when she was eight years old and was often sick during her childhood, but remained active in the community serving as a member of the Chandler City Council.
Brenda married her husband, Ted Novak, in 1984 and they have five children.
“Brenda Novak skillfully blends richly developed characters and emotionally intense issues to create a powerful romance. This is an author destined for stardom.”
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