Rochelle Alers

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Rochelle Alers
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Alers at the 2009 Brooklyn Book Festival.
Born (1963-08-07) August 7, 1963 (age 51)
New York City
Pen name Susan James,
Rena McLeary
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Period 1988–present
Genre romance
Website
http://www.rochellealers.org

Rochelle Alers (born August 7, 1963) is an American writer of romance novels. She has also written under the pen names Susan James and Rena McLeary.

Biography[edit]

Rochelle Alers was born on August 7, 1963 in Manhattan, New York, where she was also raised. After earning degrees in sociology and psychology, she taught pre-school for a time before entering the business world.[1]

Alers began writing her first novel in 1984, after a decade of reading romance novels. She finished her first manuscript, the novel Hideway, in 1985. After several rejections because her work did not fit the formula of a category romance novel, Alers perfected her style and was first published by Doubleday Books in 1988.[2]

Almost two million copies of her novels are now in print, and they have regularly appeared on the Waldenbooks, Borders, and Essence bestseller lists. She has been awarded the Gold Pen Award, the Emma Award, the Vivian Stephens Award for Excellence in Romance Writing, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, and the Zora Neale Hurston Literary Award.[3] She writes full-time currently after retiring from her job as a Community Liaison Specialist for a state funded abuse program in Long Island.[4]

Bibliography[edit]

As Rochelle Alers[edit]

Single novels[edit]

  • Careless Whispers, (1988)
  • My Love's Keeper, (1991)
  • Happily Ever After, (1994)
  • Home Sweet Home, (1996)
  • Reckless Surrender, (1997)
  • Gentle Yearning, (1998)
  • Summer Magic, (1999)
  • A Younger Man, (2002)
  • Secrets Never Told, (2003)
  • Lessons of a Lowcountry Summer, (2004)
  • All My Tomorrows, (2005)
  • A Time to Keep, (2006)
  • Pleasure Seekers, (2007)
  • After Hours, (2008)
  • Naughty, (2009)
  • Butterfly, (2010)

The Hideaway Series[edit]

The Hideaway Series has started to be reissued on the Harlequin brand.

Prequels[edit]
  1. Best-Kept Secrets (2010) Reissue 2010
First Generation[edit]
  1. Hideaway (1995) Reissue 2009
  2. Hidden Agenda (1997) Reissue 2009
  3. Vows (1997) Reissue 2010
  4. Heaven Sent (1998) Reissue 2010
Daughters and Sisters Trilogy[edit]
  1. Harvest Moon (1999) Reissue 2011
  2. Just Before Dawn (2000)
  3. Private Passions (2001)
  4. Stranger in My Arms (2007)
  5. Breakaway(2010)
Sons and Brothers Trilogy[edit]
  1. No Compromise (2002) Reissue 2009
  2. Homecoming (2002)
  3. Renegade (2003)
  4. Secret Agenda (2009)

The Whitfields of New York[edit]

  1. Long Time Coming (2008)
  2. The Sweetest Temptation(2008)
  3. Taken By Storm(2008)

The Best Men Trilogy[edit]

  1. Man of Fate (2009)
  2. Man of Fortune (2009)
  3. Man of Fantasy (2009)

The Blackstones of Virginia[edit]

  1. The Long Hot Summer (2004)
  2. Very Private Duty (2004)
  3. Beyond Business (2005)

The Eatons[edit]

  1. Bittersweet Love, (2009)
  2. Sweet Deception, (2009)
  3. Sweet Dreams, (2010)
  4. Twice The Temptation, (2010)
  5. Sweet Persuasions, (2011)
  6. Sweet Destiny, (2011)

Wainwright Legacy[edit]

  1. Because of You, (2010)
  2. Here I Am, (2011)

Collections[edit]

  1. More Than Just Words, Vol. 6, (2010)

Anthologies in collaboration[edit]

Nonfiction[edit]

As Susan James[edit]

Single novels[edit]

  • Reckless Surrender 1997/04

References[edit]

  1. ^ McDonald, Lora (February 2002). "February Author of the Month: Rochelle Alers". The Romance Reader's Connection. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved April 10, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Rochelle Alers". BET Books Arabesque Romance News. May 1999. Retrieved April 10, 2007. 
  3. ^ "About Rochelle". RochelleAlers.com. Retrieved April 10, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Rochelle Alers". Simon and Schuster. Retrieved April 10, 2007. [dead link]

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