New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

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Short Biography

NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a Rebecca, two Hold Medallions, a RITA ®, and a Daphne du Maurier, and she has received stellar reviews from dozens of publications including starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and the Library Journal. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that tradition. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of almost 30 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. She can be found at

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  • 2012- Daphne du Maurier: Paranormal Romantic Mystery/Suspense
  • 2012- a RITA® : Best First Book 
  • 2012 – 3 Bookie Awards
  • 2011-HOLT Medallion: Best First Book
  • 2011-HOLT Medallion: Best Paranormal 
  • 2009- Winner of the RWA® Golden Heart® for Best Paranormal Romance Manuscript
  • 2009-1st place- GOTCHA! – FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT (suspense)
  • 2007-1st place- PASIC Book of your Heart – RILEY’S SWITCH (now titled DEATH AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR) (YA)
  • 2006-1st place-The Rebecca (LERA) –A THIEF AND A LIAR (historical romance)

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Buzz and Reviews


Darynda is a Summa cum Laude graduate from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Science in Sign Language Interpreting.

Professional Affilliations

  • Romance Writers of America
  • Ruby Slippered Sisterhood (2009 Golden Heart Finalists)
  • The Land of Enchantment Romance Authors (RWA Chapter 113)
  • Kiss of Death (RWA SIC)
  • Futuristic, Fantasy and Paranormal (RWA SIC)
  • The Golden Network (RWA SIC)
  • YARWA (Young Adult Chapter of RWA)
  • SFR Brigade

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