Fran Baker

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Fran Baker (née McCoy, born in Kansas City, Missouri) is an American novelist of seventeen romance novels in both the contemporary and historical genres. Her novels have been translated into more than twenty languages and have appeared on the Waldenbooks and Amazon bestseller lists. In addition, Fran edited the nonfiction "Hot Steel: The Story of the 58th Armored Field Artillery Battalion." Her books are available in ebook format to readers worldwide.


The oldest of three children, Baker grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from Ruskin High School and majored in history at the University of Missouri and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She continued pursuing her degree through marriage and motherhood.

While working as a court reporter, Baker began writing articles for publication. She soon discovered a local writer's group and it was through one of the published novelists in the group that she met an agent. The agent sold Baker's first novel, a contemporary romance that launched the Silhouette Desire line, and soon the publisher requested more contemporary romances.

Baker is married and has one son; she lives in Lee's Summit, Missouri.


  • As Judith Baker
    • When Last We Loved
    • Love in the China Sea
  • As Cathlyn McCoy:
    • On Love's Own Terms
  • As Fran Baker:
    • Seeing Stars
    • The Widow and the Wildcatter
    • King of the Mountain
    • San Antonio Rose
    • The Lady and the Champ
    • Once A Warrior
    • Romeo, Romeo
    • The Talk of the Town
    • Miss Francie's Folly
    • Pursuing Miss Pippa
    • Miss Rose and the Rakehell
    • Miss Antiqua's Adventure
    • Miss Sophie's Secret
    • Miss Chloe's Campaign
  • Nonfiction
    • Hot Steel: The Story of the 58th Armored Field Artillery Battalion

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