Marsha Canham

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Marsha Canham
Born (1950-11-19) November 19, 1950 (age 66)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pen name Marsha M. Canham
Occupation Novelist
Language English
Nationality Canadian
Period 1984-present
Genre Historical romance
Spouse Divorced
Children 1
Relatives Carolyn Parrish (sister)

Marsha Canham (born November 19, 1950) is a Canadian writer of historical romance novels since 1984. She has won two Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Awards, as well as multiple awards for individual books including Best Historical of the Year, Best Medieval of the Year, Best book of the Year, Storyteller of the Year, Best Swashbuckler of the Year.


Canham was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where she resides,[1] to a policeman and a homemaker.[2] Marsha has one son and two grandchildren.[1] Her sister is Canadian politician Carolyn Parrish.

In 1984, Marsha published her first historical romance, titled China Rose, and has seventeen such novels in print, including one contemporary romance. She is best known for her award-winning romance trilogies, one set in Scotland: The Pride of Lions, The Blood of Roses, and Midnight Honor. The other is set in Medieval England and deals with her own interpretation of the Robin Hood legend: Through a Dark Mist, In the Shadow of Midnight, and The Last Arrow. She is currently working on the fourth book of her pirate wolf saga that began with Across A Moonlit Sea The Iron Rose and "The Following Sea" A complete list of books can be found on her website

She has won two Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Awards.[1] plus multiple individual awards including being listed as "One of the seven best mass market fiction books of the year" by Publishers Weekly for The Iron Rose.


As Marsha Canham[edit]

Single Novels[edit]

  • China Rose, 1984/Mar
  • Bound by the Heart, 1984/Oct
  • The Wind and the Sea, 1986/Mar
  • Under the Desert Moon, 1992/Sep
  • Straight for the Heart, 1995/Apr
  • Pale Moon Rider, 1998/Dec
  • Swept Away,1999/Nov
  • My Forever Love, 2004

Scotland Series[edit]

  1. The Pride of Lions, 1988/Mar
  2. The Blood of Roses, 1989/Mar
  3. Midnight Honor, 2001/Apr

Robin Hood Series[edit]

  1. Through a Dark Mist, 1991/Aug
  2. In the Shadow of Midnight, 1994/Mar
  3. The Last Arrow, 1997/Apr

Dante Pirates Series[edit]

  1. Across a Moonlit Sea, 1996/Jan
  2. The Iron Rose, 2003/Mar
  3. The Following Sea, 2012/Mar

As Marsha M. Canham[edit]

Single Novels[edit]

  • Dark and Dangerous, 1992/Oct

References and sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "NAL Authors: Marsha Canham". NAL Authors. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ Yang, Jennifer (November 6, 2010). "Why Carolyn Parrish lost the election". Toronto Star. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 

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