Bette Ford grew up in Saginaw Michigan, where she continues to live. She obtained her bachelor's degree from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. Bette began her teaching career in Detroit and completed a master's degree at Wayne State University. She has taught in the Detroit Public School HEADSTART Project for many years and has retired from teaching. She is writing full time.She has received several awards including the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best Multicultural - WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN and Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for 2004 Multicultural Romance.She is the author of eleven books including, UNFORGETTABLE, AN EVERLASTING LOVE and CAN'T SAY NO. She truly enjoys hearing from readers. Write her in care of HarperCollins or at PO Box 944, Saginaw, MI 48606.