A Welsh-born Canadian writer, Mary Balogh is the prolific author of Regency romances. A former school teacher, Balogh came to Saskatchewan on a two-year contract and met and married her husband, Robert. Her first book, A Masked Deception, was signed by Hilary Ross at Signet and published in 1985 to popular acclaim. Balogh won a Romantic Times award for best new Regency writer and the rest – as they say – is history. Balogh became a full-time writer in 1988. ‘The Survivors’ Club’ is Balogh’s most recent series, focussing on six men and one woman, all mentally or physically traumatised in the Napoleonic Wars.

REVIEW: ‘Mary Balogh’s The Escape – finding a haven in a heartless world’


See also: Georgette Heyer; Mary Stewart; Jane Austen; Anne Gracie