For sixty-four years she blessed the world with her vibrant personality, passion for life, and a love for her family that was unsurpassed. Her great beauty both inside and out was unquestionable. Her heart was always open and full of love. She had a witty sense of humor and mind that thirsted for knowledge. She loved old movies, poetry, good food, great books, and an eclectic array of music. Her career as a New York Times bestselling author gave her many adoring fans the world over who supported and helped make her dream career possible. She was the epitome of a true Southern lady who was loved and admired by all who knew her.
Beverly was a sixth generation Alabamian who wrote mainstream romantic suspense for Kensington. She sold her first book in 1989 and it was released as a July 1990 Silhouette Desire. YANKEE LOVER was set in Beverly’s hometown of Tuscumbia, Alabama, during the annual Helen Keller Festival. She wrote over seventy books for Silhouette and Kensington. Her first mainstream romantic suspense, AFTER DARK, was released in December 2000 under the Zebra imprint for Kensington.
December 23, 1946 - April 21, 2011