Sherrilyn Kenyon (b. 1965 in Columbus, Georgia, USA) is a bestselling and award-winning US writer of paranormal romances. Under her own name she wrote contemporary romance novels, and is well-known for her vampire chronicles. Under the pseudonym Kinley MacGregor (www.qbd.com.au/author/Kinley_MacGregor) she wrote historical romances also with paranormal elements. Kenyon's novels have an "international cult following," with over ten million copies in print in twenty-six countries. Under both names, her books have appeared on the top ten of the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today lists, and they are frequent bestsellers in Germany, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Her website averages 120,000 visitors per week, and they come from over forty countries.