Shirlee Busbee

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Shirlee Elaine Busbee
Born (1941-08-09) August 9, 1941 (age 75)
San Jose, California, United States
Occupation Novelist
Language English
Nationality American
Period 1977–present
Genre Romance
Spouse Howard Busbee

Shirlee Busbee (born August 9, 1941 in San Jose, California) is an American writer of romance novels since 1977. With over nine million copies of her books in print, she is the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in writing, including the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award and Affaire de Coeur's Silver and Bronze Pen Awards.[1]


Shirlee Elaine was born on 9 August 1941 in San Jose, California, the first daughter of a career naval officer. She grew up with two sisters and three brothers traveling the world. She attended high school in Kenitra, Morocco and when she returned to California, went to Burbank Business College in Santa Rosa, where she met her future husband Howard Busbee, she received a certificate in 1962. On 22 June 1963, she married Howard.[2]

Later, she worked as a draftsman in Solano County, where she met her friend and mentor, the author Rosemary Rogers. She lives in Northern California, where they raise American Shetland Ponies and own Miniature Schnauzers.


Single Novels[edit]

  • This Spanish Rose, 1986/Jul
  • Love a Dark Rider, 1994/Jul
  • Lovers Forever, 1996/May
  • A Heart for the Taking, 1997/Sep
  • Love Be Mine, 1998/Nov
  • For Love Alone, 2000/May
  • At Long Last, 2000/Dec
  • Swear by the Moon, 2001/Dec

Louisiana Series[edit]

  1. Gypsy Lady, 1977/Dec
  2. Lady Vixen, 1980/Mar
  3. While Passion Sleeps, 1983/Mar
  4. Deceive Not My Heart, 1984/Jun
  5. The Tiger Lily, 1985/Jul
  6. Midnight Masquerade, 1988/Aug
  7. Whisper to Me of Love, 1991/Apr
  8. Each Time We Love, 1993/May

Ballinger Family Series[edit]

  1. Return to Oak Valley, 2002/Dec
  2. Coming Home, 2003/Sep

Becomes Her Series[edit]

  1. Scandal Becomes Her, 2007/Jul
  2. Seduction Becomes Her, 2008/Jul
  3. Surrender Becomes Her, 2009/Jul
  4. Passion Becomes Her, 2010/Jul
  5. Rapture Becomes Her, 2011/Jul
  6. Desire Becomes Her, 2012/Jul

References and sources[edit]

  1. ^ Shirlee Busbee's Interview, retrieved 2012-04-07 
  2. ^ Shirlee Busbee's Bio, retrieved 2012-04-07