Lisa Kleypas Net Worth – How Rich is the Romance Author?

Lisa Kleypas is a best-selling author of romance novels. She was born on November 5, 1964 in Temple, Texas.

Lisa Kleypas Net Worth

Lisa Kleypas’s net worth is between $5 million to $10 million. A huge part of her fortune is from her very successful career as an author. Her genre is mainly historical and contemporary romance novels.

She is a RITA award-winning author of 21 novels. It is the highest award of distinction in romance fiction. Her books are published in more than 20 languages and are bestsellers all over the world. 

Kleypas published her first book when she was only 21. She has written novels, novellas, and series.

Her series include “Berkley-Faulkner,” “Vallerands,” “Gambler of Cravens,” “Stokehursts,” “Capitol Theater,” “Bow Street Runners,” “Wallflowers,” “Hathaways,” “Travis Family,” “Friday Harbor,” and “Ravenels.” 

Some of her novels are “Love Come to Me,” “Give Me Tonight,” “Stranger in My Arms,” “Where Dreams Begin,” and “Suddenly You.” Lisa authored one novella entitled “I Will.” 

You can also check out her website where you can know more about her and her books.

Personal Life

Lisa Kleypas was born on November 5, 1964 in Temple, Texas. Her father and mother are Lloyd and Linda Kleypas, respectively. 

She attended Wellesley College where she majored in Political Science. During her summer breaks in college, she wrote novels.  Lisa published her first novel at age twenty-one, just a few months after her graduation.

In 1985, she was named Miss Massachusetts and competed in the Miss America 1986 pageant in Atlantic City. Her talent was singing an original composition which allowed her to win the “talented nonfinalist” award.

In the same year, she became a full-time romance author and her books ranked as best-sellers. Her novels were also translated to over 20 languages and sold millions of copies around the world.

In October 1998, Kleypas was living in Texas and their home was severely affected by the flood due to heavy rains. She lost everything to the calamity except the clothes on her body and her purse. Her colleagues at that time sent them necessities to help them recover. One defining moment after they were flooded was when Lisa and her mom were shopping for basic necessities at the local supermarket and they both picked up romance novels. This cemented her decision to write romance novels instead of other literary works.

Aside from writing novels, she is also fond of playing the guitar and cooking. Lisa Kleypas lives in Washington with her family. She has  two children, Griffin and Lindsay, with her husband, Gregory Ellis.

Professional Career

In 1985, she was a best-selling author and her books sold millions of copies. She mainly wrote about historical romance dramas. Her novels were translated in over 20 languages.

In 2006, she tried her hand at the contemporary romance genre.

Aside from the RITA award, Kleypas also won the Waldenbooks Award.

Lisa Kleypas Relationship Status

Lisa Kleypas is married to Gregory Ellis. The couple has two children together named Griffin and Lindsay. The family resides in Washington.

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