Wilks lives in the West Texas town of Midland, Texas, and has previously, as a child, lived in Canada and Venezuela as well as twelve U.S. cities in five states.
Wilk's first book, a Silhouette Desire published in 1996 called The Loner and the Lady, hit the USA Today Bestseller List at #146 on May 30, 1996 and was nominated for the 1996 Romantic Times Best First Short Contemporary award. Since then, her books for Silhouette Desire and Intimate Moments have appeared consistently on national bestseller lists. With over twenty four books in print and novellas in eight anthologies, Wilks has been a finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA Awards (in 1998 and 1999 consecutively), as well as receiving nominations from Romantic Times, including one for Career Achievement in Series romantic suspense. Largely Wilks writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels.
Her current series is The World of the Lupi where werewolves and magic exist in an earth much like our own.