Luanne Rice is an American novelist and New York Times bestselling author of thirty-three novels. Luanne was born in New Britain, Connecticut and started writing poems as a young girl. Her first story was published when she was fifteen and her debut novel, Angels All Over Town, was published in 1985. Most of her novels deal with themes of love and family and several of her works have been adapted for television. She is the author of The Lemon Orchard, Little Night, The Silver Boat, and Beach Girls.