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Author Bio
Francine Rivers
Francine Rivers

New York Times best-selling author Francine Rivers began her literary career at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in English and journalism. From 1976 to 1985, she had a successful writing career in the general market, and her books were highly acclaimed by readers and reviewers. Although raised in a religious home, Francine did not truly encounter Christ until later in life, when she was already a wife, a mother of three, and an established romance novelist.

Shortly after becoming a born-again Christian in 1986, Francine wrote Redeeming Love as her statement of faith. First published by Bantam Books and then rereleased by Multnomah Publishers in the mid-1990s, this retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea, set during the time of the California Gold Rush, is now considered by many to be a classic work of Christian fiction. Redeeming Love continues to be one of the CBA's top-selling titles, and it has held a spot on the Christian best-seller list for nearly a decade.

Since Redeeming Love, Francine has published numerous novels with Christian themes—all best sellers—and she has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Her Christian novels have been awarded or nominated for numerous honors, including the RITA Award, the Christy Award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, and the Holt Medallion in Honor of Outstanding Literary Talent. In 1997, after winning her third RITA Award for inspirational fiction, Francine was inducted into the Romance Writers of America's Hall of Fame. Francine's novels have been translated into over 20 different languages, and she enjoys best-seller status in many foreign countries, including Germany, the Netherlands, and South Africa.

Francine and her husband, Rick, live in northern California and enjoy time spent with their three grown children and taking every opportunity to spoil their grandchildren. Francine uses her writing to draw closer to the Lord, and she desires that through her work she might worship and praise Jesus for all He has done and is doing in her life.

 
  • Francine Rivers
Shannon Rivers Coibion & Francine Rivers share the inspiration behind their children’s devotional Growing Time
Francine Rivers shares her excitement about the repacking of her trilogy, Mark of The Lion
Francine Rivers briefly discusses the type of letters she receives from her readers
Her Mother's Hope by Francine Rivers
Francine Rivers interview: Her Mother's Hope
Francine Rivers: Her Daughter's Dream book trailer
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Francine Rivers Calendar Events
03.20.2010
Francine Rivers and Beth Moore Book Signing

2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Barnes & Noble Store 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr. The Woodlands


Houston, TX



03.19.2010
Francine Rivers and Beth Moore Book Signing

3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Barnes & Noble Store 7700 West Northwest Hwy


Dallas, TX