Amanda Scott is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She has won the Romance Writers of America's RITA/Golden Medallion awards and both a Career Achievement Award and the Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Scottish Historical (for her 2008 novel Border Wedding) from Romantic Times. She began writing on a dare from her husband. That resulted in her first book, The Fugitive Heiress. Highland Master is her fifty-fifth book.