Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy writes romance from sweet to heat, from historical to contemporary. She grew up in a blue collar neighborhood in the old river town of St. Joseph, Missouri where the past always seemed close enough to touch. Her Granny shared stories of love and life and when Grandma took her along to the beauty shop, Lee Ann learned more than any child should about romance! As soon as she could, she did her own field research into the subject.
Lee Ann is a member of Romance Writers of America, Missouri Writers Guild, and the Ozark Writers League. She earned a degree in both Communication Arts and History from Missouri Southern State University as well as a degree from Crowder College. She spent a decade working in broadcast media and interviewed everyone from pro-league baseball players to country music icons and politicians. She now lives in a small Missouri town in what passes for the suburbs. Her husband, Roy, and her three children share her life along with her adorable Jack Russell terrier, Jackson.