Over 23 million copies of Krentz's 122 novels are in print. With Sweet Starfire, Krentz created the futuristic romance subgenre, and further expanded the boundaries of the genre in 1996 with Amaryllis, the first paranormal futuristic romantic suspense novel. She is an outspoken advocate for the romance genre and has been the recipient of the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies.
Krentz resides with her husband of over 30 years, Frank Krentz, in Seattle, Washington. She is famous for her work ethic, beginning her writing by 7 am six days a week. She is fond of vegetarian cooking.