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Tanya Anne Crosby has written numerous novels, all of which have graced bestseller lists, including the New York Times, USA Today and Waldenbooks and B Dalton’s Top 10. She has received high-level publicity in magazines, such as People, Romantic Times and Publisher’s Weekly, and her books have been translated into eight languages: Russian, Italian, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese. Her first novel, Angel of Fire, was published in 1992 for Avon Books, where her fifth historical romance, Once Upon a Kiss, launched the Avon Romantic Treasures line. Her novels have garnered reader praise and glowing critical reviews. She’s a five-time nominee for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Other nominations include multiple Historical Romance of the Year nominations, Best All-Around Historical and Best Historical Mystery. Tanya is also an award-winning journalist and editor. After a 10-year hiatus, Tanya returned with her first contemporary romantic suspense for Kensington. SPEAK NO EVIL and TELL NO LIES were released in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Dedicated to the historicals that gave her a name and a loyal following, she returned to the genre with a brand-new historical series, entitled The Guardians of the Stone. Additionally, Tanya has embarked upon a new storytelling endeavor. Her first title for The Story Plant is titled THE GIRL WHO STAYED and will be released April, 2016. Best known for stories charged with emotion and humor, and filled with flawed characters, Tanya has now written for The Story Plant, Kensington Publishing, Harlequin, and Avon Books/Harper Collins, where her fifth book Once Upon a Kiss launched the Avon Romantic Treasures line.


Tanya in the Press


On USA Today

Interview: Tanya Anne Crosby, author of ‘Highland Storm’ and ‘The Girl Who Stayed,’

On Kobo:

My Writing Life – Tanya Anne Crosby

Q&A: Tanya Anne Crosby

On Authors First:

How to Stay Healthy, Wealthy and Relevant in the Indie World

Using Flashbacks

PR Web:

New York Times Bestselling Author Tanya Anne Crosby Signs with The Story Plant for a Major New Novel


Five Fast Facts

  1. Tanya is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author
  2. Hailed by Avon Books as “One of Avon’s fastest rising stars,” Tanya launched the Avon Romantic Treasures line with fourth book, based on the strength of previous book sales.
  3. Tanya founded Oliver-Heber Books in 2013 to provide creative and commercial opportunities to writers.
  4. Tanya now has more than 3 million books in print and writes literary and women’s fiction, contemporary suspense and historical romance.
  5. Tanya’s books have been translated into 8 languages, including Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese & Dutch


Awards & Distinctions

Bestseller Lists:

  • New York Times Top 10
  • USA Today
  • Waldenbooks Top 10
  • B. Dalton’s Top 10

Additional Distinctions & Awards:

  • 1997 HISTORICAL ROMANCE OF THE YEAR Nominee for Lyon’s Gift
  • 1995 HISTORICAL ROMANCE OF THE YEAR Nominee for Once Upon a Kiss
  • 1998 HISTORICAL MYSTERY Nominee for Perfect In My Sight


Critical Praise for Tanya

“Crosby’s characters will keep readers engaged…” –Publisher’s Weekly

“Tanya Anne Crosby writes remarkable love stories.” –New York Times bestselling author, Lisa Kleypas

“Tanya Anne Crosby weaves a hauntingly beautiful spell with the stroke of a master’s pen…” –RT Book Reviews

“Tanya Anne Crosby masters sensuality.” –New York Times best-selling author, Arnette Lamb “With remarkable insight and soul-stirring emotions, Ms. Crosby…gives readers an enthralling glimpse into the human heart.” —RT Book Reviews on The MacKinnon’s Bride

“With her talent for spinning engrossing yarns and painting vivid characters and setting, Crosby will again capture your heart.” —RT Book Review on Perfect in My Sight A wonderful love story full of passion, humor, and bittersweet tenderness.” — Jill Barnett, New York Times bestselling author on On Bended Knee

“Tanya Anne Crosby writes stories that light the darkest corners of history with the warm, glowing beacon of love.” – Nationally Bestselling Author Pamela Morsi

“Power and Grace are Tanya Anne Crosby’s trademarks … richly sensual, each tale is magnetic.” – Nationally Bestselling Author Stella Cameron

“Tanya Anne Crosby pens a tale that touches your soul and lives forever in your heart. – Sherrilyn Kenyon #1 NYT Bestselling Author

Speak No Evil & Tell No Lies

“Dangerously addicting!” – Sherrilyn Kenyon #1 New York Times bestselling author –

“Crosby serves up suspense, secrets and Southern scandal like no one else!” – Harlan Coben #1 New York Times bestselling author

The Guardians of the Stone

“Tanya Anne Crosby is a master of her genre, bringing the history and lore of ancient Scotland vividly to life.” – Internationally Bestselling Author, Laurin Wittig

“Enchanting landscapes, breathtaking betrayal, and heartwarming passion herald Tanya Anne Crosby’s triumphant return to ancient Scotland…” – USA Today bestselling author, Glynnis Campbell

“Tanya Anne Crosby returns to writing historical fiction as only she can: superbly and beautifully ….” – Suzan Tisdale, USA Today bestselling Author

The Impostor Prince

“Lively Entertaining Historical! … a very engaging light hearted and adventuresome novel. Utilizing a lively pace and dialogs along with a well developed parallel plot of Claire’s brother’s kidnapping will keep the reader more than adequately entertained. … you’re in for a treat of delightful scenes to savor with the sensuality, the sweet love story, along with the ‘treasured gift’ Ian gave Claire when in his ‘cups’. For those looking for a light entertaining love story with a tad of intrigue than this is surely the book for you.” –Reviewers International Organization

“As in the classic The Prince and the Pauper, Crosby brings look-alikes — an outlaw and the other heir — to a throne together, switching places and setting things to rights in a lighthearted, enjoyable, quick read.” – RT Book Reviews

The Impostor’s Kiss

“Welcome back to the romance world, Tanya Anne Crosby. Your latest novel is easy to read, and easy to like.” – Amazon Reader

Happily Ever After

“Crosby (On Bended Knee) stays true to form in this lively late-19th-century romance about Sophia Vanderwahl, a Boston heiress funding her delinquent fiancé, Harlan Penn, who has gone off to explore the Yucatan and, as it becomes apparent, the joy of native women. Looking for retribution, Sophia sets out to find Harlan and give back his engagement ring. She hires Jack MacAuley, an overbearing adventurer-and old rival of Harlan’s-to take her to Mexico. Though suspicious of Sophia’s motives in using him, Jack needs the money to finance an expedition of his own. Jack is convinced that Sophia is out to sabotage his boat, but before long, angry sparks turn into romantic ones. Gradually Jack and Sophia each learn to trust the other as both lover and friend. The entertaining banter of Crosby’s characters will keep readers engaged in this humorous romance.” – Publisher’s Weekly

“Once again, Tanya Anne Crosby gifts readers with a love story to cherish. Her amazing gift for spinning a colorful yarn will enthrall as the reader is swept away on the waves of Jack and Sophias heartwarming voyage of discovery.” – RT Book Reviews

“Woman hires man to find her missing fiancé but finds love instead. Sophia Vanderwahl had hired Jack MacAuley to search for her philandering fiance. On the voyage from England to Yucatan, Sophia’s feelings for Jack grow strong, making her forget she had ever promised anything to her fiance Harlan Penn. The characters may have been typical, but the Yucatan settings and legends are most unusual. They work quite well here, which makes the book interesting and magical. Tanya Anne Crosby has come up with another winner!” – Affaire de Coeur

“Enticing adventurous historical romance. Fans of historical romance will cherish Tanya Ann Crosby latest novel, HAPPILY EVER AFTER. The enjoyable plot centers on two wonderful lead characters struggling to keep their libidos and their growing attraction to each other in check. This leads to humorous and dangerous scenarios that bring the late nineteenth century to life. Sophie is a fabulous lady who dreams of a lifetime of happiness with a beloved mate. Jack is an exciting hero whose desire for Sophie fights with his ethics to do the right thing with his betrothed passenger. Ms. Crosby entices her audience to seek more of her entertaining novels.” – Harriet Klausner 5 Hearts!

“Historical romance author Tanya Anne Crosby sets out to show us a good time and accomplishes that with humor, a fast paced story and just the right amount of romance.” – The Oakland Press

On Bended Knee

4 ½ Stars and K.I.S.S. Award!

“Readers will rejoice in Tanya Anne Crosby’s latest treasure as they are united with beloved characters from The MacKinnon’s Bride and Lyon’s Gift. With the mesmerizing skill of a bard of old, Ms. Crosby draws you into her tale, spinning a vibrant and lush tapestry. On Bended Knee is another keeper from the talented Ms. Crosby.” – RT Book Reviews

“A heartwarming story about family and love, with an interesting plot set in Medieval Scotland. In addition, a trip down memory lane with some old lovable friends is a bonus.” – Rendezvous

“A wonderful love story full of passion, humor and bittersweet tenderness.” – Jill Barnett

Perfect In My Sight

“Ms. Crosby expertly gives her readers a tangy, sensuous historical romance with the added bonus of an excellent suspenseful plot with plenty of curves thrown in to keep the reader guessing and an explosive climactic ending.” – Rendezvous 4 Stars

“Tanya Anne Crosby has researched issues concerning the blind of the time. The delicate balance between the mystery and the romance works beautifully, as well as the sensuality for which she is noted. A different but very interesting book.” – Affaire de Coeur

Lyon’s Gift 4 ½ Stars

“A gift from the gifted pen of Tanya Anne Crosby to fans of the Medieval romance sub-genre. … the lead characters are two superb protagonists, split apart by the family feuds. This is a must read for fans of historical romance.” – Affaire de Coeur 4 ½ Stars and K.I.S.S Award

“Storyteller extraordinaire, Ms. Crosby continues to mesmerize readers with soul stirring tales that capture the essence of humanity. Brilliantly evoking the majestic beauty and passion of the Highlands and brimming with characters who leap off the pages and into your heart, Lyon’s Gift is a memorable treasure to be savored, a humorous, enchanting tale that will make your heart soar. Sensual.” – RT Book Reviews

The MacKinnon’s Bride 4 1/2 Stars K.I.S.S. AWARD and Top Pick

“With remarkable insight and soul stirring emotions, Ms. Crosby once again gives readers an enthralling glimpse into the human heart. Her richly drawn characters and vivid prose will draw you into ancient Scotland and a desperate love that will not be denied. Resounding with laughter and awash with immeasurable woe, THE MACKINNON’S BRIDE will remain in your heart long after the last page is turned.”  – RT Book Reviews

“A fun tale of intrigue … in Medieval Scotland.” – The Atlanta Constitution Kissed “A rather unusual tale with ingenious plot twists, exquisite sexual tension and engaging characters. Readers are drawn in and taken through an emotional wringer with this powerful tale of love.” – Rendezvous

“This one truly touches the heart.” – Pamela Morsi “Only a writer of incomparable skill could turn such an endeavor into a brilliant triumph … fast-paced, superbly written.” – Genie ROMex Reviews 4 ½ Stars

“With the broad stroke of a master’s pen Tanya Anne Crosby eloquently sweeps readers from one end of the emotional spectrum to the other with a compelling tale ablaze with heartfelt characters who walk off the pages and into your heart.” – RT Book Reviews

Once Upon a Kiss

5 stars – Heartland reviews 4 ½ Gold and a K.I.S.S. Award

“Tanya Anne Crosby deservedly is renowned for her historical romances and Once Upon a Kiss will obviously enhance that reputation. The action-packed storyline is loaded with endearing characters who continuously pull on the audience’s heartstrings. Especially intriguing and believably developed are the point-counterpoint relationships between the two pair of siblings (with the d’Lucy brothers being a beautiful thing to behold and William’s lustful love for his sister being the diametrical opposite). This book is a first class novel written by a first class author.” – RT Book Reviews

“Tanya Anne Crosby’s mastery of soul searching love story will lay seize to your heart in Once Upon a Kiss.” – Medieval Chronicle

Viking’s Prize 4 ½ Stars

“A tantalizing tale of love and betrayal … A sensual love story that will hold you in thrall.” – RT Book Reviews

“An endearing love story. One you’ll want to read again and again. Tanya Anne Crosby at her best.” – The Medieval Chronicle

“Romance filled with charm, passion and intrigue … a keeper.” – Affaire de Coeur “Beautiful and haunting Viking drama … the quintessential romance filled with all the charm, passion and intrigue that makes a novel a keeper. Viking’s Prize … magnificently captures and era when magic ruled the land and Christianity was struggling to take root.” – Harriet Klausner

Sagebrush Bride

“Never has a tale so captured my imagination and heart.” – Affaire de Coeur

“Ms. Crosby mixes just the right amount of humor in this tempting story. Fantastic and Tantalizing!” – Rendezvous  “Written with a magical blend of humor and insight, Sagebrush Bride is one of the best books I’ve read in the last two years. The characters come alive and you’ll feel as if you’ve known them always. Never has a tale so captured my imagination and heart. Whatever you do, don’t leave this one on the shelf!” – Affaire de Coeur

Angel of Fire

“Superb … You won’t be able to put it down.” – Rendezvous


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