A major bestselling author in her native Great Britain, Josephine Cox's story is as extraordinary as anything in her books. One of ten children born into poverty in a cottonmill house in Blackburn, her life was full of tragedy and hardship, though not devoid of laughter and love. At the age of sixteen, she met and married her husband, Ken, and had two sons. When her sons began school, Cox decided to go to college, eventually gaining a place at Cambridge University which she was unable to accept. Becoming a teacher, she set about renovating a derelict council house as the family home, coping with the problems of her own mother's unhappy home life while writing her first full-length novel -- all of which earned her a Superwoman of Great Britain Award after her family secretly entered her in the contest. Currently living in Bedfordshire, England, she gave up teaching to write full-time and is the author of nearly three dozen novels.