Diane Pearson

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Diane Margaret Pearson McClelland
Born Diane Margaret Pearson
(1931-11-05) November 5, 1931 (age 83)
Croydon, London, England, UK
Pen name Diane Pearson
Occupation Novelist
Nationality British
Period 1967-Present
Genre romance, science fiction
Spouse Richard Leeper McClelland (aka Richard Leech)

Diane Pearson (born 5 November 1931 in Croydon, London, England) is a British book editor and also writer of romance novels since 1967, who has been translated into several languages.

In 1994, she won the British Book Award for Editor of the Year[1] and was the President of the Romantic Novelists' Association from 1986 to 2011, when she retired.[2]

Biography[edit]

Diane Margaret Pearson was born on 5 November 1931 in Croydon, London, England, daughter of Miriam Harriet Youde and William Holker.[3] During her childhood, she often visited her grandparents in a village on the Surrey/Kent borders.[4] She attended Secondary School in Croydon.

At 16, she started her career in publishing with Jonathan Cape Ltd, and was during 38 years senior editor at Transworld.[2] In 1994, she won the British Book Award for Editor of the Year.[1]

In addition, she is the writer of several short stories and novels, which have been translated into several languages.

In 1975, she became the second wife of the Irish actor and physician Richard Leeper McClelland (aka Richard Leech) (1922–2004). Today, widow she lives in her native London.[4]

Bibliography[edit]

Whitman Saga[edit]

  1. The Marigold Field (1969)
  2. Sarah Whitman (1971) aka Sarah

Single novels[edit]

  • The Loom of Tancred (1967) aka Bride of Tancred
  • Csardas (1975)
  • The Summer of the Barshinskeys (1984)
  • Voices of Summer (1992)

Anthologies in collaboration[edit]

References and sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b British Book Awards [dead link]
  2. ^ a b Diane Pearson at Romantic Novelists' Association 
  3. ^ Contemporary Authors New Revision Series: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Non-Fiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television, & Other Fields, Volume 59, Gale, 1997, p. 450 
  4. ^ a b Diane Pearson at Transworld