Welcome! I'm JB Schroeder. In other places you'll find a rather official-sounding bio. Here on my own site, I hope to give you something a bit more personal....

I'm one of those people who lived for Sunday trips to the library growing up, and whose favorite classes were english and writing. In fact, I attended Penn State knowing I wanted to be an author (eventually). With a degree in creative writing, I landed a job at a publisher in New York City. Not in editing, but in production, which led to design, which fed my creative soul and my bookshelves for a long time...

Eventually I returned to writing and discovered RWA and NJRW in 2000, even as my husband and I grew our family and built our careers. In time, I was able to make writing more of a priority. I'm proud to have celebrated my debut and first romantic suspense, RUNAWAY, in 2015, and then my second (the start of another series) novel UNHINGED in 2016. Please see my Books page as there's more to come soon (ahem: new release late summer 2017)! 

My stories have been called gritty, although I'm still not sure that's exactly the right adjective. I tend to blend suspense and romance, yet there's an element of women's fiction, a certain something that is hard to pin down. Whether there's a name for it, or not, I hope you enjoy. I hope my books touch you and leave something memorable behind...

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—JB