Miriam Pace has been writing for over twenty years. Her first short story and novella sales were in science-fiction. She sold her first historical novel, New Orleans, to Zebra which was followed two years later by Delta Desire. Miriam switched to contemporary romances and sold three career romances to Avalon Books: Warm Creature Comforts, That Winning Touch, and Dream Of a Lifetime.
Miriam also writes short stories and articles. Her short story, The Attic, won the prestigious, Chapman University Fiction Award in 1989. Her articles have appeared in national magazines, including FUTURES--a magazine for writers. Her article, Getting Organized, appeared in Kathryn Falk's best-seller, How To Write A Romance: and Get It Published.
As a long-standing member of Romance Writers of America, Miriam was founder/President of the Inland Valley Chapter RWA and recently retired as president of The Kiss of Death: Mystery/Suspense Chapter RWA. She is currently newsletter editor for Inland Valley Chapter. She also belongs to Sisters in Crime, where she is the West Coast Regional Representative.
In 1996, Miriam began co-writing with a friend, Jacqueline Hamilton. Recently they sold two paranormal novels, Stealing Hearts and an untitled novel. Stealing Hearts is an October, 1999, paperback from Imajinn Books, written under the name J.M. Jeffries. The sequel to Stealing Hearts will be a February, 2000, Valentine special release. These two novels are the first in a series featuring those intrepid match makers, Venus and Cupid.
Miriam lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband of twenty-nine years, her son, and a recently married daughter along with a variety of animals: a dog, two cats and an assortment of tropical fish in two aquariums and an outdoor koi pond.