Award-winning author Irene Vartanoff started her novel-writing career with a superhero chick lit adventure, Temporary Superheroine, the first of a trilogy featuring a mashup of superpowers and romance. Western contemporary romances, romantic women's fiction novels, and forays into other romance subgenres and story lengths round out her list of publications. She has combined her love of romances, comic books, and the publishing business by working for Harlequin, Bantam, Berkley, MyRomanceStory.com, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and numerous scholarly publishers. A lifelong East Coast resident, Irene lives in a forest of tall oaks in the wilds of West Virginia with her husband, who also is a multi-published author. It's the ideal life of a writer.