Marin Thomas is a bestselling and award-winning author of contemporary romance novels for Harlequin Books and Tule Publishing Group as well as contemporary romantic women's fiction for Berkley-Penguin Random House Books.
Marin is best known for her small-town settings, true-to-life but sometimes quirky characters and upbeat stories that revolve around the importance of family and second chances. If Marin isn't writing, you might find her out exploring Route 66 where the Mother Road provides plenty of inspiration for her small-town stories and characters.
Marin's first women's fiction novel, The Promise of Forgiveness was a RT Book Reviews Top Pick, winner of the 2017 Book Buyer's Best contest in the Mainstream category and a finalist in the Fiction: Chick Lit/Women's Lit category of the 2017 Best Book Awards. Marin's second women's fiction novel, The Future She Left Behind was featured on Southern Living "Books we can't wait to read this fall" list and "was the Award Winner in the "Fiction: Chick Lit/Women's Lit" category of the 2017 Best Book Awards."
Marin grew up in Janesville, Wisconsin, where she was inducted into the Janesville Sports Hall of Fame for being the city’s first female athlete to receive a Division I basketball scholarship. Marin played basketball at the University of Missouri in Columbia for two years before transferring to the University of Arizona, where she played center for the Lady Wildcats from 1983 to 1986. During her time at Arizona, Marin was an Academic All-American and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in radio-television. After graduation, she married her college sweetheart in a five-minute ceremony at the historic Little Chapel of the West in Las Vegas, Nevada. Marin and her husband are empty nesters and currently live in Phoenix, Arizona, where she spends her free time junk hunting and researching ghost tours.