New York Times best seller PARRIS AFTON BONDS is the mother of five sons and author of more than fifty published novels.  Declared by ABC’s NIGHTLINE as one of three best-selling authors of romantic fiction, the New York Times best seller Parris Afton Bonds has been featured on national television talk shows and in major newspapers and magazines, as well as, published in more than a dozen languages.

She is cofounder and first vice president of Romance Writers of America. The Parris Award was established in her name by the Southwest Writers Workshop to honor a published writer who has given outstandingly of time and talent to other writers.  Prestigious recipients of the Parris Award include Tony Hillerman and the Pulitzer nominee Norman Zollinger.

 She donates spare time teaching creative writing to both grade school children and female inmates, whom she considers her captive audiences.