Sandra Brown is the author of 64 New York Times bestsellers, including MEAN STREAK (2014), DEADLINE (2013), LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011), TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010), SMASH CUT (2009), SMOKE SCREEN (2008), PLAY DIRTY (2007), RICOCHET (2006), CHILL FACTOR (2005) and WHITE HOT (2004).
Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over 70 novels, bringing the number of copies of her books in print worldwide to upwards of 80 million. Her work has been translated into 34 languages.
A lifelong Texan, Sandra Brown was born in Waco, grew up in Fort Worth and attended Texas Christian University, majoring in English.
She is much in demand as a speaker and guest television hostess. Her episode on truTV’s "Murder by the Book" premiered the series in 2008. She appeared in 2010 on Investigation Discovery’s new series, "Hardcover Mysteries."
In 2009 Brown detoured from her thrillers to write RAINWATER, a much acclaimed, powerfully moving story about honor and sacrifice during the Great Depression.
Brown holds an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Texas Christian University where she and her husband Michael Brown, have instituted the ELF, a scholarship annually awarded to a student pursuing a fiction writing career. In 2008, she was named Thriller Master, the top award given by the International Thriller Writer’s Association. Other awards and commendations include the 2007 Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature and the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2011 she and four colleagues went on a week-long USO tour to Afghanistan, meeting with service members on numerous bases.
Sandra is the past president of the Mystery Writers of America in 2012. She lives in Arlington, Texas, with her husband, Michael Brown.