Sandra Brown

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Sandra Lynn Brown
Sandra brown 2009.jpg
Sandra Brown, New York Times Bestselling Author, at the 2009 Texas Book Festival.
Born Waco, Texas (United States)
Pen name Rachel Ryan,
Laura Jordan,
Erin St. Claire,
Sandra Brown
Occupation Novelist
Period 1981- present
Genres Romance, Suspense, Thriller

www.sandrabrown.net

Sandra Lynn Brown (born 12 March 1948 in Waco, Texas) is an American bestselling author of romantic novels and thriller suspense novels. Brown has also published works under the pen names of Rachel Ryan, Laura Jordan, and Erin St. Claire.

Biography[edit]

Sandra Brown was born in Waco, Texas and raised in Fort Worth. She majored in English at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, but left college in 1968 to marry her husband Michael Brown, a former television news anchor and award-winning documentarian of Dust to Dust.[1] After her marriage, Brown worked for KLTV in Tyler as a weathercaster, then returned to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex area where she became a reporter for WFAA-TV's version of PM Magazine.

Brown started her writing career in 1981 after her husband dared her to.[2] Since then, she has published nearly 70 novels and had more than 50 New York Times bestsellers.[3] In 2008, she was presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters from her alma mater, TCU.

Her novel French Silk was made into a movie, released in 1994, for television. Susan Lucci, Shari Belafonte, and Lee Horsley starred.[4]

In 2007, she contributed to Court TV's series Murder By The Book about the murder of Betty Gore in Wylie, Texas, on June 13, 1980.

Her latest book, Low Pressure, was published in September 2012.

Bibliography[edit]

As Rachel Ryan[edit]

Single novels[edit]

Originally Dell Candlelight Ecstasy Romances

  • 1981 Love's Encore
  • 1981 Love Beyond Reason
  • 1982 Eloquent Silence
  • 1982 A Treasure Worth Seeking
  • 1983 Prime Time

As Laura Jordan[edit]

Single novels[edit]

  • 1982 Hidden Fires (Historical Romance)
  • 1982 The Silken Web

As Erin St. Claire[edit]

Single novels[edit]

Originally published as Harlequin/Silhouette Category Romances

  • 1982 Not Even for Love
  • 1983 Seduction by Design
  • 1983 A Kiss Remembered
  • 1983 A Secret Splendor
  • 1984 Words of Silk
  • 1984 Bittersweet Rain
  • 1984 Tiger Prince
  • 1985 Sweet Anger
  • 1986 Above and Beyond
  • 1986 Honor Bound
  • 1987 Two Alone
  • 1989 The Thrill of Victory

Astray & Devil Series[edit]

  1. 1985 Led Astray
  2. 1987 The Devil's Own

As Sandra Brown[edit]

Bantam Doubleday Dell's Loveswept Category Romance Books[edit]

  • 1983 Tomorrow's Promise
  • 1983 Relentless Desire
  • 1983 Heaven's Price
  • 1983 Temptations Kiss
  • 1983 Tempest in Eden
  • 1984 In a Class by Itself
  • 1985 Thursday's Child
  • 1985 Riley in the Morning
  • 1986 The Rana Look
  • 1986 22 Indigo Place
  • 1987 Sunny Chandler's Return
  • 1987 Demon Rumm
  • 1988 Tidings of Great Joy
  • 1988 Hawk O'Toole's Hostage
  • 1989 Long Time Coming
  • 1989 Temperatures Rising
  • 1989 A Whole New Light

Bed & Breakfast Series[edit]

  1. 1983 Breakfast in Bed (Originally Loveswept # 22)
  2. 1984 Send No Flowers (Originally Loveswept # 51)

Coleman Family Saga Series[edit]

(Historical Romance)

  1. 1985 Sunset Embrace
  2. 1985 Another Dawn

Mason Sisters Series[edit]

  1. 1987 Fanta C (Originally Loveswept # 217)
  2. 1988 Adam's Fall (Originally Loveswept # 252)

Texas! Tyler Family Saga Series[edit]

  1. 1990 Texas! Lucky
  2. 1991 Texas! Chase
  3. 1991 Texas! Sage

Single Title Romance Suspense/Thrillers[edit]

  • 1988 Slow Heat in Heaven
  • 1989 Best Kept Secrets
  • 1990 Mirror Image
  • 1991 Breath of Scandal
  • 1992 French Silk
  • 1992 Shadows of Yesterday
  • 1993 Where There's Smoke
  • 1994 Charade
  • 1994 Love beyond reason
  • 1995 The Witness
  • 1996 Exclusive
  • 1997 Fat Tuesday
  • 1998 Unspeakable
  • 1999 The Alibi
  • 2000 Standoff
  • 2000 The Switch
  • 2001 Envy
  • 2002 The Crush
  • 2003 Hello, Darkness
  • 2004 White Hot
  • 2005 Chill Factor
  • 2006 Ricochet
  • 2007 Play Dirty
  • 2008 Smoke Screen
  • 2008 Fantasia/Fantasy
  • 2009 Smash Cut
  • 2009 Rainwater
  • 2010 Tough Customer
  • 2011 Lethal
  • 2012 Low Pressure
  • 2013 Deadline

Omnibus[edit]

  • Three Complete Novels: Mirror Image / Best Kept Secret / Slow Heat In Heaven (1992)
  • Crush / Hello Darkness (2006)
  • Heaven's Price / Breakfast in Bed / Send No Flowers (2007)
  • Tomorrow's Promise / Two Alone (2008)
  • Led Astray / Devil's Own (2010)
  • A Secret Splendor / Above and Beyond (2011)

Awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Sandra Brown". Sandra Brown. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  2. ^ National Book Festival
  3. ^ "Sandra Brown Signs With Grand Central". Publishers Weekly. December 6, 2010. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  4. ^ See Yahoo movies

References and resources[edit]

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