As soon as she could hold a pencil, Gina Wilkins was writing stories and daydreaming of seeing her name on the cover of a book. She spent her childhood in Arkansas scribbling in spiral-bound notebooks that she promptly hid beneath her bed, too shy to share them. She was an avid reader, a joy shared with her by her book-loving mother. Romances, adventures, classics, thrillers, science fiction – she loved them all, especially the ones that included a sweeping romance.
The editor of her high school newspaper, Gina obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and pursued careers in advertising and human resource development while still pursuing her ultimate goal of writing novels. She has been a full-time writer since selling her first book to Harlequin in 1987, publishing over one hundred books since.
Gina still loves daydreaming and telling the stories always simmering in her mind. She has appeared regularly on category romance bestseller lists, and was nominated for a lifetime achievement award by the editors of Romantic Times magazine. She is a four-time winner of the esteemed Maggie Award for Excellence sponsored by the Georgia Romance Writers, and enjoys speaking to writers’ groups, civic organizations and schools.
A lifelong resident of central Arkansas, Gina has been married for more than thirty years to her own hero, John. They are the parents of three “extraordinary” offspring, two daughters and a son, all pursuing careers in medicine and medical research.
This is a volume of short stories about wild animals, big cat rescues, shapeshifters and anything that would showcase the plight of large wild creatures and their need to have safe homes and/or freedom.
This anthology was produced by the Diamond State Romance Authors as a project of love to benefit the rescued animals of the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. All profits from this collection will go directly to the refuge to help with the care and feeding of these wonderful creatures.
Stories Included in this volume are: Spirit of the Tiger by Elle James, Archer Falls by Lauren Smith, A Boy, A Girl, A Tiger by Cynthia D'Alba, The Wedding Crasher by Lindy Dierks, Beached by Dustin Stevens, Sunlight and Solace by Gina Wilkins, Saving Angel by Lynda Frazier, Buck by M. Marie, True Instinct by Vanessa North, Storm Haven by Charlene Roberts, Saving Akira by Candace Sams