Manda Collins is the author of the Ugly Ducklings Trilogy from St. Martin's Press, a trio of Regency Historical romances about three less than popular cousins and the gentlemen they love. The first, How to Dance with a Duke, spent five weeks on Nielsen Bookscan's Top 100 Romance list. How to Romance a Rake, the second in the trilogy, is scheduled for publication in August of 2012, followed by How to Entice an Earl in February 2013. She is also the author of LEGALLY YOURS, a contemporary romance novella in the new Lawyers in Love series.
Manda spent her teen years wishing she’d been born a couple of centuries earlier, preferably in the English countryside. Time travel being what it is, she resigned herself to life with electricity and indoor plumbing, and read lots of books. An affinity for books led to a graduate degree in English, followed by another in Librarianship. By day, she works as an academic librarian at a small liberal arts college, where she teaches college students how to navigate the tangled world of academic research. A native of coastal Alabama, Manda lives in the house her mother grew up in with two cats, sometimes a dog, sometimes her sister, and always lots of books.