Jean Saunders

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Jean Innes Saunders
Born Jean Innes
(1932-02-08)8 February 1932
London, England
Died 3 August 2011(2011-08-03) (aged 79)
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England, UK
Pen name Jean Saunders,
Jean Innes,
Rowena Summers,
Sally Blake,
Jodi Nicol,
Rachel Moore
Occupation Novelist
Nationality British
Period 1974–Present
Genre romance, suspense
Spouse Geoff Saunders
Children 3
Website
jeansaunders.net

Jean Saunders, née Jean Innes (b. 8 February 1932 in London, England – d. 3 August 2011 in Weston-super-Mare, England[1]) was a British writer of romance novels since 1974, she writes under her married and maiden name, and also writes under the pseudonyms of Rowena Summers, Sally Blake, and Rachel Moore. Jean also wrote, an erotic novel as Jodi Nicol and also published writing books.

Jean Saunders was elected the seventeenth chairman (1993–1995) of the Romantic Novelists' Association,[2] and she was the Vice-Chairman of Swanwick writers' summer school . She also is member of Romance Writers of America, Crime Writers' Association and West Country Writers' Association.[3]

Biography[edit]

Jean Innes was born on 8 February 1932 in London, England, but she have lived in the West Country almost all her life.[3] She married with Geoff Saunders, her childhood sweetheart, and they have three grown up children.

After the publication of her first novel, Jean began a career as a magazine writer and had published around 600 short stories. She start to published gothic romance novels under her married and maiden name in the 1970s. In 1980s, she created, to wrote historical romances, two pseudonyms, her most popular, Rowena Summers and Sally James. In 2004, she began to used the penname Rachel Moore.

In 1991 her novel, "The Bannister Girls," was shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of Year award.

She lived in Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, where she writes full-time.[3]

She died on Wednesday 3 August 2011, after contracting an illness on a holiday earlier that year, after being rushed to Weston General Hospital.[1]

Bibliography[edit]

Some of her novels were reedited under different names.

As Jean Saunders[edit]

[4]

Single novels[edit]

  • The Fugitives (1974)
  • Only Yesterday (1975)
  • Nightmare (1977)
  • Roses All the Way (1978)
  • The Kissing Time (1982)
  • Love's Sweet Music (1983)
  • Taste the Wine (1983)
  • The Language of Love (1983)
  • Partners in Love (1984)
  • Scarlet Rebel (1984)
  • Golden Destiny (1986)
  • Lady of the Manor (1988)
  • All in the April Morning (1990)
  • The Bannister Girls (1990)
  • Secret Touch (1992)
  • To Love and Honour (1992)
  • With This Ring (1993)
  • How to Write Realistic Dialogue (1994)
  • The Whispering Dark (1995)
  • Wives, Friends and Lovers (1996)
  • A Gambling Man (1997)
  • Journey's End (1997)
  • A Different Kind of Love (1998)
  • Rainbow's End (2000)
  • Unforgettable (2003)
  • A Perfect Marriage (2004)
  • Village Fate (2011)

Alexandra Best PI[edit]

  1. Thicker Than Water (2000)
  2. Illusions (2000)
  3. Deadly Suspicions (2003)

Non fiction[edit]

  • The Craft of Writing Romance (1986)
  • Writing Step By Step (1988)
  • How to Create Fictional Characters (1992)
  • How to Research Your Novel (1993)
  • How to Plot Your Novel (2000)
  • Successful Novel Plotting (2009)
  • Writing Dialogue (2011)
  • Creating Fictional Characters (2011)
  • Writing Romantic Fiction (2011)

As Jean Innes[edit]

[5]

Single novels[edit]

  • Ashton's Folly (1975)
  • Sands of Lamanna (1975)
  • Golden God (1975)
  • Whispering Dark (1976)
  • White Blooms of Yarrow (1976)
  • The Wishing Stone (1976)
  • Boskelly's Bride (1976)
  • Dark Stranger (1979)
  • Silver Lady (1981)
  • Scent of Jamine (1982)
  • Legacy of Love (1982)
  • Seeker of Dreams (1983)
  • Cobden's Cottage (1985)
  • Enchanted Island (1987)
  • Buccaneer's Bride (1989)
  • Dream Lover (1991)
  • Golden Captive (1991)
  • Secret Touch (1992)
  • Tropical Fire (1992)
  • Love's Fortune (1995)
  • Beloved (1997)
  • Jewel (1998)

Omnibus in collaboration[edit]

"A Reluctant Bride" in A Bride's Desire (1994) (with Karen A. Bale, Christine Dorsey and Sonya T. Pelton)

As Rowena Summers[edit]

[6]

Cornish Clay Saga[edit]

0. A Safe Haven (1996)
1. Killigrew Clay (1987)
2. Clay Country (1987)
3. Family Ties (1988)
4. Family Shadows (1995)
5. Primmy's Daughter (1998)
6. White Rivers (1999)
7. September Morning (1999)
8. A Brighter Tomorrow (2000)
  • Rowena Summers Omnibus (White Rivers / September Morning) (2000)

Caldwell Saga[edit]

  1. Taking Heart (2000)
  2. Daisy's War (2001)
  3. The Caldwell Girls (2002)
  4. Dreams of Peace (2002)

Elkins Saga[edit]

  1. Shelter from the Storm (2005)
  2. Monday's Child (2005)

Chase Saga[edit]

  1. Long Shadows (2007)
  2. Distant Horizons (2008)

O'Neil Saga[edit]

  1. Chasing Rainbows (2009)
  2. Pot of Gold (2009)

Single novels[edit]

  • Blackmaddie (1980)
  • The Savage Moon (1982)
  • The Sweet Red Earth (1983)
  • Willow Harvest (1984)
  • Highland Heritage (1991)
  • Velvet Dawn (1991)
  • Angel of the Evening (1992)
  • Ellie's Island (1993)
  • Hidden Currents (1994)
  • Bargain Bride (1994)
  • A Woman of Property (1994)
  • This Girl (2005)
  • Blackthorn Cottage (2006)

As Sally Blake[edit]

[7]

Single novels[edit]

  • The Devil's Kiss (1981)
  • Moonlight Mirage (1982)
  • Outback Woman (1989)
  • Lady of Spain (1990)
  • Far Distant Shores (1991)
  • Royal Summer (1992)
  • House of Secrets (1994)
  • Marrying for Love (1997)
  • A Gentleman's Masquerade (1999)

As Jodi Nicol[edit]

Single novels[edit]

  • Silken Chains (2003)

As Rachel Moore[edit]

[7]

Cornish Clay Saga[edit]

9. The Soldier's Wife (2004)
10. The Farmer's Wife (2005)
11. A Cornish Maid (2006)

Single novels[edit]

  • Prodigal Daughter (2007)
  • Days to Remember (2008)
  • Summer of Love (2010)

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