is the bestselling author of more than thirty romance, paranormal, and women’s lit
novels. Her work has garnered many awards, including the Holt Medallion and Romantic Times’ Career Achievement
Award. Shirley holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Howard University
and an MBA in chemical marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Hailstock left
her job in the pharmaceutical industry and is now a full-time writer. She is a past president of Romance Writers of America and lives in New Jersey with her family.