Lisa Kleypas is the RITA Award-winning author of many contemporary and historical romance novels, including "A Wallflower Christmas, Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor," and "Love in the Afternoon." Her books are published in fourteen languages and are bestsellers all over the world. Kleypas graduated from Wellesley College and published her first novel at the age of 21. In 1985, she was named Miss Massachusetts in the Miss America competition. She lives in Washington with her husband and two children.