Courtney Milan

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Pen nameCourtney Milan
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
GenreRomance, Historical Fiction

Courtney Milan is the pen name of Heidi Bond. She is a bestselling author of historical romance. She has also spoken out about events during her legal career which brought attention to potential misconduct by a federal judge and which ultimately led to his resignation.


Heidi Bond was raised in Southern California. She wrote her first book at the age of ten and intended to be an author from a young age.[1] She received bachelor's degree with a double major in mathematics and chemistry from Florida State University in 2000, and went on to get a master's degree in Physical Chemistry from UC Berkeley in 2003, where she did research on computer models of glassy behavior.[2]

She then went to the University of Michigan Law School, where she graduated summa cum laude,[3] after which she clerked for Alex Kozinski of the 9th Circuit, [4] followed by Retired Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor[5] and Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States.[6] She was a law professor at Seattle University School of Law for several years, teaching contracts and intellectual property, before quitting to write full-time.[7]


Carhart Series[edit]

  • Heart of Christmas (2009) HQN Books ISBN 0-373-77427-3, October 1, 2009, Paperback
  • Proof By Seduction (2010) USA HQN Books ISBN 0-373-77439-7, January 1, 2010, Mass Market Paperback
  • Trial by Desire (2010) USA HQN Books ISBN 0-373-77485-0, September 28, 2010, Mass Market Paperback

The Worth Saga[edit]

  • Once Upon a Marquess (2015)
  • Her Every Wish (2015)
  • After The Wedding (2016)

The Turner Series[edit]

  • Unveiled (2011) USA HQN Books ISBN 0-373-77543-1, January 27, 2011, mass market paperback
  • Birthday Gift (2011) USA, Short Story published on her website
  • Unlocked (2011) USA ISBN 9781937248000, May 31, 2011, ebook
  • Unclaimed (2011) USA HQN Books ISBN 0-373-77603-9, September 20, 2011, mass market paperback
  • Out of the Frying Pan (2012) USA, Short Story published on her website
  • Unraveled(2011) USA ISBN 1-937-24802-X, December 9, 2001, paperback

Brothers Sinister[edit]

Cyclone series[edit]

  • Trade Me (2015)
  • Hold Me
  • Find Me

Case of Judge Alex Kozinski[edit]

Bond was one of six women who shared details with the Washington Post for a December 2017 article concerning allegedly sexist or sexually inappropriate treatment of female employees and colleagues by Judge Alex Kozinski, judge of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.[8] Her story concerning Judge Kozinski showing her pornographic images on his computer and asking questions concerning whether she found the images arousing were highlighted in the news coverage by the Washington Post and other outlets.[9][10] After significant scrutiny, Judge Kozinski resigned from his lifetime position on the federal bench.[11]


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  5. ^ "Supreme Court Clerk Hiring: A Few More OT 2007 Hires". Above the Law. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 27, 2014. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  7. ^ "Faculty - Seattle University - Acalog ACMS™". Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  8. ^ Zapotosky, Matt. "Prominent appeals court Judge Alex Kozinski accused of sexual misconduct". Washington Post. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  9. ^ Chen, Viva. "Let's Talk About Alex Kozinski". Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  10. ^ New York Times Editorial Board. "Who Will Judge the Judge". Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  11. ^ Lima, Christiano. "Federal appeals court judge steps down amid sexual misconduct probe". Retrieved 3 January 2018.