Jill MacLean

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Jill MacLean[1]
Born 1941 (age 75–76)
England
Pen name Sandra Field
Jill MacLean
Jan MacLean (in collaboration)
Jocelyn Haley
Occupation Novelist
Nationality Canadian
Period 1974-Present
Genre Romantic novel, children's fiction
Website
jillmaclean.wordpress.com

Jill MacLean (born 1941 in England) is a Canadian writer of children's fiction book and under the pseudonym of Sandra Field, Jan MacLean and Jocelyn Haley a popular author of over 70 romance novels in Harlequin Enterprises Ltd since 1974.

Biography[edit]

Jill MacLean was born in 1941 in England. In 1950, her family moved to Nova Scotia, Canada.[2]

She graduated in Science with honours from Dalhousie University. After her graduation, she married, and worked on metal-induced rancidity of cod fillets at the Fisheries Research Board, until her daughter was born. Following the birth of her son, she was employed by the pathology laboratory of Sydney City Hospital and the biology department of Mount Allison University.[2]

When her husband joined the armed forces as a chaplain, the family moved 3 times in the first 18 months. Her children went to the school, and she did not consider to work. She read a dozen romance novels, and began to write. When she was published in 1974, she decided to use pseudonyms to avoid that her congregation knew, that the chaplain's wife wrote romances.[3]

She published her romance novels as Sandra Field and Jocelyn Haley, and in collaboration with other Maritimer writer she wrote as Jan MacLean.[1] She also wrote under her real name a historical biography, a collection of poetry and now to please her grandson, Stuart, she writes also children's books.

Jill is a member of The Writers' Union of Canada. She completed a Masters in Theological Studies at the Atlantic School of Theology.[2]

Before she turned 40, her life was changed, she had lost three of the most important women in her life: her mother and sister to illness, and her seventeen-year-old daughter to a car accident. She separated from her husband in 1976[1]

Jill now lives in Bedford, Nova Scotia,[2] is grandmother of two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.[3]

Awards[edit]

  • Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children's Literature
  • The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy: 2010 Atlantic Book Awards.

Bibliography[edit]

As Sandra Field[edit]

[4]

Single Novels[edit]

  • To Trust My Love (1974)
  • Scent of Apples (1975)
  • Winds of Winter (1980)
  • Storms of Spring (1981)
  • Sight of a Stranger (1981)
  • Walk by My Side (1982)
  • Attraction of Opposites (1983)
  • A Mistake in Identity (1983)
  • The Tides of Summer (1983)
  • Mackenzie Country (1983)
  • Change of Heart (1984)
  • Out of Wedlock (1985)
  • World of Difference (1985)
  • One in a Million (1986)
  • Ideal Match (1986)
  • Single Combat (1987)
  • Love in a Mist (1988)
  • Chase a Rainbow (1988)
  • The Right Man (1988)
  • Goodbye Forever (1989)
  • Ring of Gold (1989)
  • The Land of Maybe (1990)
  • Love at First Sight (1990)
  • Happy Ending (1991)
  • Safety in Numbers (1991)
  • Taken by Storm (1992)
  • One-Night Stand (1992)
  • Travelling Light (1993)
  • The Dating Game (1994)
  • Wildfire (1994)
  • The Sun at Midnight (1994)
  • Untouched (1995)
  • Honeymoon for Three (1996)
  • Seducing Nell (1997)
  • Up Close and Personal! (1997)
  • Girl Trouble (1998)
  • Remarried in Haste (1998)
  • The Mother of His Child (1999)
  • Jared's Love-Child (1999)
  • Contract Bridegroom (2000)
  • Expecting His Baby (2001)
  • The Mistress Deal (2001)
  • Pregnancy of Convenience (2002)
  • On the Tycoon's Terms (2002)
  • Surrender to Marriage (2004)
  • The English Aristocrat's Bride (2005)
  • His One-Night Mistress (2005)
  • The Millionaire's Pregnant Wife (2006)
  • The Jet-Set Seduction (2006)
  • The Billionaire's Virgin Mistress (2008)

Significant Others Series[edit]

  1. Beyond Reach (1995)
  2. Second Honeymoon (1995)
  3. After Hours (1996)

Millionaire Marriages Series[edit]

  1. The Millionaire's Marriage Demand (2003)
  2. The Tycoon's Virgin Bride (2003)

Wed Again Series[edit]

  • Remarried in Haste (1998)

Man Talk Series Multi-Author[edit]

  • Girl Trouble (1998)

Wedlocked! Series Multi-Author[edit]

  • Jared's Love-Child (1999)

Expecting! Series Multi-Author[edit]

  • Expecting His Baby (2001)
  • Pregnancy of Convenience (2002)

For Love or Money Series Multi-Author[edit]

  • His One-Night Mistress (2005)

Omnibus In Collaboration[edit]

As Jill MacLean[edit]

[5]

Historical biography[edit]

  • Jean Pierre Roma (1977)

Poetry[edit]

  • The Brevity of Red (2003)

Children's Fiction[edit]

As Jill MacLean[edit]

[6]

Single Novels[edit]

  • To Begin Again (1978)
  • Bitter Homecoming (1978)
  • Early Summer (1979)
  • White Fire (1979)
  • Island Loving (1980)
  • All Our Tomorrows (1982)

Omnibus In Collaboration[edit]

As Jocelyn Haley[edit]

[7]

Single Novels[edit]

  • Love Wild and Free (1981)
  • Winds of Desire (1982)
  • La Nymphe de Sioux Lake (1983)
  • Romance D'Automne (1983)
  • Serenade for a Lost Love (1983)
  • Cry of the Falcon (1983)
  • Shadows in the Sun (1984)
  • Dream of Darkness (1985)
  • Drive the Night Away (1988)
  • A Time to Love (1989)

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