Jessica Rowley Pell Bird was born in1969 in Massachusetts, USA. She has been writing ever since she was only a child, inventing short stories and writing in her diaries. Now she is a multiple award nominated author winning the RITA Award in 2007 for her novel From the First. She also writes under the pen R. D. Ward and it was under this pseudonym she won the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award.
Jessica Bird got her first novel published in 2002 and a few years later in 2004 she began writing as J.R. Ward where she writes about the paranormal, vampires and such.
Jessica Bird married John Neville Blake in 2001