Judith Arnold

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Barbara Keiler
Born (1953-04-07) April 7, 1953 (age 61)
New York, United States
Pen name Ariel Berk
Thea Frederick
Judith Arnold
Occupation Novelist
Language English
Nationality American
Period 1983 - present
Genre Romance
Spouse Yes
Children 2
Website
www.juditharnold.com

Barbara Keiler[1] (born April 7, 1953 in New York, United States), known more widely by her pseudonym Judith Arnold, is a best-selling American author of crime fiction and over eighty-five romance novels. She has been writing since 1983, and has also been published under the pen names Ariel Berk and Thea Frederick.[2]

Biography[edit]

Personal life[edit]

In high school Keiler was published in the school's creative writing magazine and edited the school newspaper. After winning a contest in college for writing a play, Keiler decided to become a playwright. She graduated from Smith College in 1974[1] and earned an A.M. in creative writing from Brown University in 1976.[3] She then spent the next ten years writing plays for production in regional theaters around the country.

Keiler married after her husband obtained his Ph.D. in Rhode Island, now they have two sons. She and her family live near Boston, Massachusetts.

Writing career[edit]

After taking a year off teaching to try to write a novel, she sold a romance novel, Silent Beginnings, to Silhouette Books, in October 1983.[4]

Since then, Keiler has written over 85 romance novels. These have been published in category romance lines such as Silhouette (writing as Ariel Berk),[3] Second Chance at Love (writing as Thea Frederick),[3] and the Harlequin lines of Temptation, American, and Superromance, as well as single-title books published by Mira (writing as Judith Arnold). She is a three-time Romantic Times award-winner and has been nominated an additional four times, including for Career Achievement.[2] Keiler has been a finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA Award and the Golden Medallion Award, and was nominated for the RWA's Lifetime Achievement Award.[1] She is also a past president of Novelists, Inc..[5]

Mrs. Keiler recently filed suit against HQ Enterprises alleging miss-payment of e-book royalty claims. http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-07-19/romance-novelists-sue-harlequin-over-e-book-royalty-claims

Bibliography[edit]

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As Ariel Berk[edit]

Single novels[edit]

  • Silent Beginnings (1983)
  • Promise of Love (1984)
  • Remedies of the Heart (1984)
  • Hungry for Love (1985)
  • Breaking the Ice (1985)
  • False Impressions (1986)
  • Teacher's Pet (1986)
  • No Plan for Love (1986)
  • Game, Set, Match (1987)
  • Playing with Matches (1987)
  • Together Again (1988)
  • Peace of Mind (1989)
  • A Package Deal (1989)

As Thea Frederick[edit]

Single Novel[edit]

  • Beloved Adversary (1984)

As Judith Arnold[edit]

Stand alone novels[edit]

  • Come Home to Love (1985)
  • A Modern Man (1985)
  • Flowing to the Sky (1985)
  • Jackpot (1986)
  • Special Delivery (1986)
  • Man and Wife (1986)
  • On Love's Trail (1986)
  • Best Friends (1987)
  • Comfort and Joy (1987)
  • Twilight (1988)
  • Going Back (1988)
  • One Whiff of Scandal (1989)
  • Turning Tables (1989)
  • Survivors (1990)
  • Lucky Penny (1990)
  • Change of Life (1990)
  • One Good Turn (1991)
  • A Loverboy (1991)
  • Raising the Stakes (1991)
  • Safe Harbor (1991) aka Safe Harbour
  • Trust Me (1992)
  • The Woman Downstairs (1992)
  • Opposing Camps (1992)
  • Sweet Light (1992)
  • Just Like Romeo and Juliet (1993)
  • Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1993)
  • Flashfire (1993)
  • The Parent Plan (1994)
  • Private Lies (1994)
  • Romantic Reunion (1994)
  • Cry Uncle (1995)
  • Married to the Man (1996)
  • Barefoot in the Grass (1996)
  • Courting Trouble (1997)
  • Her Secret Lover (1999)
  • The Wrong Bride (1999)
  • Looking for Laura (2001)
  • Hidden Treasures (2003)
  • Right Place, Wrong Time (2003)
  • Heart on the Line (2003)
  • The Fixer Upper (2005)
  • The Marriage Bed (2007)
  • Meet Me in Manhattan (2010)
  • Goodbye to All That (2012)

Keeping the Faith Series[edit]

  1. Promises (1987)
  2. Commitments (1987)
  3. Dreams (1987)

Yorktown Towers Series Multi-Author[edit]

3. Harvest the Sun (1988)

Class of '78 Series Multi-Author[edit]

1. Alessandra & the Archangel (1994)

STUDS Series Multi-Author[edit]

1. The Marrying Type (1994)

Bachelor Arms Series Multi-Author[edit]

10. The Lady in the Mirror (1995)
11. Timeless Love (1995)

Weddings By Dewilde Series Multi-Author[edit]

7. A Stranger's Baby (1996)

The Daddy School Series[edit]

  1. Father Found (1997)
  2. Father Christmas (1997)
  3. Father of Two (1998)
  4. Dr. Dad (2000)
  5. 'Tis the Season (2000)
  6. Hush, Little Baby (2001)
  7. Somebody's Dad (2002)
  • Duet: Father found / Father Christmas (2000)

Delta Justice Series Multi-Author[edit]

11. Legacy of Secrets (1998)

Welcome to Riverbend Series Multi-Author[edit]

  • Birthright (2002)

Bloom Family Series[edit]

  1. Love in Bloom's (2002)
  2. Blooming All Over (2004)

Finders, Keeper Agency Series[edit]

  1. Found: One Wife (2002)
  2. Found: One Son (2003)

Hotel Marchand Series Multi-Author[edit]

1. In the Dark (2006)

Collections[edit]

  • Father Knows Best (2001)
  • Hope Street + The Marriage Bed (2009)

Anthologies in Collaboration[edit]

Non Fiction[edit]

  • "Women Do" essay in Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance (1992)
  • "This I do for me" essay in North American Romance Writers (1999)

References and sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "An Author's Voice: Judith Arnold (Barbara Keiler '74)". Alumnae Association of Smith College. Retrieved 2007-02-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Judith Arnold Author Profile". Romantic Times Magazine. Archived from the original on 2006-12-29. Retrieved 2007-02-09. 
  3. ^ a b c "Romance Novels by Brown and Rhode Island Authors". Brown University Library. Retrieved 2007-02-09. 
  4. ^ Arnold, Judith. "About Judith Arnold". Judith Arnold Official Website. Retrieved 2007-02-09. 
  5. ^ "Amazon.com's policy of promoting used books in competition with new book sales". Novelists, Inc. Retrieved 2007-02-09. 
  6. ^ "Judith Arnold". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 2007-02-09. 

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