About the Author

Since her first romance novel came out in 1984, Virginia Brown has written over 50 novels. Many of her books have been nominated for Romantic Times’ Reviewer’s Choice, Career Achievement Award for Love and Laughter, Career Achievement Award for Adventure, EPIC eBook nomination for Historical Romance, and she received the Career Achievement Award for Historical Adventure, as well as the EPIC eBook Award for Mainstream Fiction. Her works have regularly appeared on national bestseller lists.

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Virginia spent much of her childhood traveling with her parents as a “military brat,” living all over the US and in Japan.  This influenced her love of travel and adventure, and research trips to England and Scotland are reflected in her work. Ms. Brown spent her formative years in Jackson, Mississippi and now lives in Southaven, Mississippi. As a long-time resident of the Magnolia State she finds the history, romance, beauty, and intrigue of the Deep South irresistible.

In addition to appearing on the nationally syndicated television program What’s Hot, What’s Not, Virginia Brown has been interviewed on the Today Show, and has regularly appeared on local television and radio shows in addition to coverage by the press.  She also experienced a first for a romance author by appearing on the cover of Memphis, the magazine.

Virginia now writes for Bell Bridge Books. Her first release of a “Hen-lit” cozy mystery set in Holly Springs, MS, Dixie Divas, was in June, 2009, and the series has since become very popular. Ms. Brown’s award-winning mainstream Southern drama/mystery, Dark River Road, was released in October 2011. Bell Bridge has also acquired the rights to the popular Memphis Blues Mysteries set in Memphis, and is currently reissuing her romance novels.

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4 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. Okay Ms Brown. Love the Dixie Diva series (when is the next book out?) but I need the pimento cheese recipe!!!!!!!

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    • Hi Patti! I’m hoping for some time this fall for the next book in the series to be released, but will definitely keep y’all posted. As for Aunt Sarah’s pimento cheese recipe, my mother would beat me with a wooden spoon if I let that get out. Besides, I have a sneaky feeling she left out an ingredient when she gave me the recipe, because it just never tastes quite the same as when she makes it. Ditto with her chocolate chip cookie recipe, and my grandmother’s sweet potato biscuit recipe. I’m still trying to duplicate her sweet tea, too. Hey–maybe it’s ME! Agh!

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    • Hi Roxana,

      Please forgive my tardiness in replying, as I’m just figuring out how to receive and answer posts on here. I’m a late bloomer.

      Book number six in the series, Divas Are Forever, is almost finished and I will definitely post when it’s done, and again when I have a release date on it. I’m hoping for this fall, depending on the publishing schedule.

      It’s set at the Holly Springs Railroad Depot, in the Depot District, during the annual Holly Springs Pilgrimage and a reenactment of General Van Dorn’s raid on Yankee supplies left to be loaded onto a train. The real depot is on the Historic Register and is in the process of being lovingly and carefully renovated, with parts of it open for functions. It reeks of history, with a large portion dating back to 1850, and the original baggage room and waiting rooms open during the pilgrimage and at other times of the year. To get a sense of the depot, go to: http://www.thehollyspringsdepot.blogspot.com and check the page for upcoming events. They’re always fun! I missed the pilgrimage this year but was there in December to visit with “General Grant” and tour the depot and some lovely antebellum homes. Two weeks ago, there was another function at the depot, and I was able to attend, so will post photos soon. There should be some photos up at the above link, as one of our Divas is much more organized than I am, and I’m sure has already posted some!

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