Dorothy Wiley (author)

Dorothy Wiley
Hello, my name is Dorothy Wiley, storyteller of love and heroes on the American frontier.

Dorothy wiley

Amazon bestselling novelist Dorothy Wiley is the award-winning author of three series, the highly-acclaimed American Wilderness Series, Wilderness Hearts, and Wilderness Dawning Series. Wiley blends thrilling action-packed adventures with the romance of a moving love story to create exceedingly engaging page-turners. As she skillfully unravels a compelling tale, Wiley's books include rich historical elements to create a vivid colonial setting. Her novels are enjoyed worldwide by readers of American historical romance and westerns.

Like Wiley's compelling heroes, who from the onset make it clear they will not fail despite the adversities they face, this author is likewise destined for success. In the last three years, her novels have won numerous awards, notably a Will Rogers Medallion Award Finalist, a RONE Award Finalist, a Laramie Award Finalist, a Chatelaine Finalist for Romantic Fiction, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-finalist, a Readers' Favorite Gold Medal, a USA Best Book Awards Finalist, and a Historical Novel Society Editor's Choice. Her books continue to earn five-star ratings from readers and high praise from reviewers, including a Crowned Heart from InD'Tale Magazine.

Wiley's extraordinary historical romances, inspired by history, teem with action and cliff-edge tension. The author's complex characters come alive and as she skillfully unravels a compelling tale, Wiley includes rich historical elements to create a vivid colonial world that celebrates the historical heritage of the frontier. 

Wiley attended The University of Texas and graduated with honors, receiving a bachelor of journalism. Her husband's courageous ancestors provided the inspiration for her novels. After a distinguished career in corporate marketing and public relations, Wiley is living her dream--writing novels that touch the hearts of readers. All books are available in print and eBooks at  For further information, please visit her website


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A pulse-pounding page-turner set in 1797 on America's romantic frontier! Captain Sam Wyllie lost too much in the Revolutionary War, and he's determined to safeguard his heart. When he meets widowed Catherine Adams, Sam commits himself to protecting her fr
Two lives. One great love tested by a ruthless slave trader and a frightening wilderness. Dreaming of building a better life, Stephen and Jane set out across the American frontier in 1797 in search of a place to call home in a land of unimaginable beauty.