Emma Darcy

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Wendy Brennan
Born 28 November
Pen name Emma Darcy
Occupation Novelist
Nationality Australian
Period 1983–present
Genre Romance novels, suspense
Frank Brennan
Born 1940
Died 1995
Pen name Emma Darcy
Occupation Novelist
Nationality Australian
Period 1983–95
Genre Romance novels, suspense

Emma Darcy is the pseudonym used by the Australian husband–wife writing team of Wendy Brennan (b. 28 November) and Frank Brennan (died 1995), they wrote in collaboration over 45 romance novels. In 1993, in the Emma Darcy Pseudonym's 10th anniversary, They created the "Emma Darcy Award Contest" to encourage authors to finish their manuscripts. After the death of Frank Brennan in 1995, Wendy now writes the books on her own. Wendy lives in New South Wales, Australia.

Darcy sold 60 million books from 1983 to 2001, and averages six new books per year.[1]

In 2002, Darcy's first crime novel Who Killed Angelique? won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Novel. In 2003, the next novel, Who Killed Bianca, was a finalist for the Ned Kelly Award for Best Novel.[2]

Biography[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Wendy Brennan[edit]

Wendy (born 28 November) has an Honours degree in Latin and worked as a high school English teacher. She was reputedly the first woman computer programmer in the southern hemisphere.[3]

Frank Brennan[edit]

Frank Brennan was a businessman. He died in 1995.

The marriage[edit]

Frank Brennan and Wendy married, and she left her job. The marriage had three sons. They are voracious readers, and they decided to write their own novels under the pseudonym Emma Darcy.

Widowed, Wendy now lives in New South Wales, Australia with 5 grandchildren and 3 adult sons.

Writing career[edit]

As Emma Darcy, they sold her first novels in 1983. Darcy sold 60 million books from 1983 to 2001, and averages six new books per year.[4]

In 2002, Darcy's first crime novel Who Killed Angelique? won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Novel. In 2003, the next novel, Who Killed Bianca, was a finalist for the Ned Kelly Award for Best Novel.[5]

Emma Darcy Award Contest[edit]

In 1993 Frank and Wendy Brennan created the "Emma Darcy Award Contest" to encourage authors to finish their manuscripts. It had a prize of $2,000 and a guarantee that the manuscript would be seen by an acquiring editor.[6]

Winners:

Bibliography as Emma Darcy[edit]

Single Novels[edit]

  • Tangle of Torment (1983)
  • Twisting Shadows (1983)
  • A World Apart (1984)
  • Fantasy (1985)
  • Don't Play Games (1985)
  • Song of a Wren (1985)
  • Point of Impact (1985)
  • The Impossible Woman (1985)
  • Man in the Park (1986)
  • Woman of Honour (1986)
  • Blind Date (1986)
  • Don't Ask Me Now (1986)
  • The Wrong Mirror (1986)
  • The Unpredictable Man (1986)
  • One That Got Away (1987)
  • Strike at the Heart (1987)
  • Positive Approach (1987)
  • Mistress of Pillatoro (1987)
  • Whirlpool of Passion (1987)
  • Always Love (1988)
  • The Falcon's Mistress (1988)
  • A Priceless Love (1988)
  • Aloha Bride (1988)
  • The Ultimate Choice (1989)
  • The Power and the Passion (1989)
  • Pattern of Deceit (1989)
  • The Colour of Desire (1990)
  • Too Strong to Deny (1990)
  • One-woman Crusade (1990)
  • Bride of Diamonds (1990)
  • To Tame a Wild Heart (1992)
  • Breaking Point (1992)
  • High Risk (1992)
  • The Wedding (1992)
  • The Seduction of Keira (1992)
  • The Velvet Tiger (1992)
  • An Impossible Dream (1993)
  • The Upstairs Lover (1993)
  • A Very Stylish Affair (1993)
  • The Last Grand Passion (1993)
  • The Sheikh's Revenge (1993)
  • A Wedding to Remember (1994)
  • In Need of a Wife (1994)
  • Burning with Passion (1995)
  • The Fatherhood Affair (1995)
  • The Father of Her Child (1996)
  • Jack's Baby (1996)
  • Last Stop Marriage (1996)
  • Craving Jamie (1997)
  • The Secrets Within (1997)
  • Marriage Meltdown (1997)
  • Merry Christmas (1997)
  • The Sheikh's Seduction (1998)
  • The Marriage Decider (1999)
  • A Marriage Betrayed (1999)
  • Bride of His Choice (1999)
  • Mistress to a Tycoon (2001)
  • The Sweetest Revenge (2001)
  • The Hot-blooded Groom (2001)
  • Claiming His Mistress (2001)
  • A Spanish Marriage (2004)
  • His Bought Mistress (2004)
  • The Billionaire's Scandalous Marriage (2007)
  • Filling All the Holes (2007)
  • Three's Never a Crowd (2008)
  • The Master Player (2009)
  • The Billionaire's Housekeeper Mistress (2010)
  • Hidden Mistress, Public Wife (2011)
  • The Costarella Conquest (2011)
  • An Offer She Can't Refuse (2012)
  • The Incorrigible Playboy (2012)
  • His Most Exquisite Conquest (2013)

James Family Series[edit]

  1. Ride the Storm (1991)
  2. Dark Heritage (1992)
  3. The Shining of Love (1994)
  4. The Bedroom Surrender (2003)

Kings of the Outback Series[edit]

  1. The Cattle King's Mistress (2000)
  2. The Playboy King's Wife (2000)
  3. The Pleasure King's Bride (2000)
  • Kings of the Outback (omnibus) (2004)

Who Killed...? Series[edit]

  1. Who Killed Angelique? (2001)
  2. Who Killed Bianca? (2002)
  3. Who Killed Camilla? (2003)

Kings of Australia Series[edit]

  1. The Arranged Marriage (2002)
  2. The Bridal Bargain (2002)
  3. The Honeymoon Contract (2002)
  • Kings of Australia (omnibus) (2005)

The Outback Knights[edit]

  1. The Outback Marriage Ransom (2004)
  2. The Outback Wedding Takeover (2004)
  3. The Outback Bridal Rescue (2004)

A Year Down Under Series Multi-Author[edit]

  • Heart of the Outback (1993)
  • No Risks, No Prizes (1993)

Pages & Privileges Series Multi-Author[edit]

  • Climax of Passion (1995)

From Here to Paternity Series Multi-Author[edit]

  • Mischief and Marriage (1996)

This Time, Forever Series Multi-Author[edit]

  • Their Wedding Day (1996)

Scandals! Series Multi-Author[edit]

  • Seducing the Enemy (1997)

Man Talk Series Multi-Author[edit]

  • Fatherhood Fever! (1998)

Nanny Wanted Series Multi-Author[edit]

  • Inherited, One Nanny (1998)

Australians Series Multi-Author[edit]

1. Outback Heat (1998)
13. The Marriage Risk (2000)
26. The Blind-Date Bride (2003)

Expecting! Series Multi-Author[edit]

  • Having Leo's Child (1999)

Passion Series Multi-Author[edit]

  • The Secret Mistress (1999)
  • The Billionaire Bridegroom (2003)

In Love With Her Boss Series Multi-Author[edit]

  • His Boardroom Mistress (2003)
  • The Playboy Boss's Chosen Bride (2006)

Mistress to a Millionaire Series Multi-Author[edit]

  • The Bedroom Surrender (2003)
  • His Bought Mistress (2004)

The Ramirez Bride Series Multi-Author[edit]

1. The Ramirez Bride (2005)

Italian Husbands Series Multi-Author[edit]

  • The Italian's Stolen Bride (2005)

Latin Lovers Series Multi-Author[edit]

  • The Secret Baby Revenge (2006)

Desert Brides Series Multi-Author[edit]

  • Traded to the Sheikh (2006)

Ruthless! Series Multi-Author[edit]

  • The Playboy Boss's Chosen Bride (2006)
  • The Billionaire's Captive Bride (2007)
  • The Billionaire's Scandalous Marriage (2007)
  • Bought For Revenge, Bedded For Pleasure (2008)
  • Ruthlessly Bedded By the Italian Billionaire (2008)
  • Ruthless Billionaire, Forbidden Baby (2009)

Collections[edit]

  • The Emma Darcy Duet (1993)
  • The Collection (Seasonal Products) (1998)
  • Conveniently Yours (1999)
  • Seduced (2002)
  • Red-hot Passion (2003)
  • The Bedroom Surrender / Mistress to a Millionaire (2003)
  • Man in the Park / Point of Impact (2004)
  • Power and the Passion / Burning with Passion (2004)
  • Mistress to a Tycoon / Jack's Baby (2005)
  • Jack's Baby / Craving Jamie (2005)
  • Hot-blooded affairs: containing The Marriage Risk and The Hot-Blooded Groom (2008)
  • Outback Grooms (2008)
  • Secret Mistress / Marriage Betrayed (2008)

Omnibus in collaboration[edit]

Non fiction[edit]

  • The How to Be A Successful Romance Writer (1995)

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