Dorothy Mackie Low

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Lois Dorothea Pilkington Low
Born Lois Dorothea Pilkington
(1916-07-15)15 July 1916
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Died 8 November 2002(2002-11-08) (aged 86)
Hampshire, England, UK
Pen name Dorothy Mackie Low,
Lois Paxton,
Zoë Cass
Occupation Literary agent, novelist
Nationality British
Period 1962-1983
Genre romance
Spouse William Mackie Low (1938-1981)
Children 2
Roderick Craig Low (b. 1945),
Murray Alexander Robert Low (b. 1949)

Lois Dorothea Low, née Pilkington (born 15 July 1916 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK - d. 8 November 2002 in Hampshire, England, UK) was a British writer of romance novels from 1962 to 1983 under different pseudonyms Dorothy Mackie Low, Lois Paxton, and Zoë Cass.

She was elected the fifth Chairman (1969–1971) of the Romantic Novelists' Association and also was a former Vice-President.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born Lois Dorothea Pilkington on 15 July 1916 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, she studied in the Edinburgh Ladies' College (now Mary Erskine School).[2] In 1938, she married William Mackie Low, who died in 1981. They had two sons: Roderick Craig Low (b. 1945) and Murray Alexander Robert Low (b. 1949). She worked in insurance and as literary agent.

Low published romance novels from 1962 to 1983, under the pseudonyms of Dorothy Mackie Low, Lois Paxton, and Zoë Cass. She was elected the fifth Chairman (1969–1971) of the Romantic Novelists' Association and also was a former Vice-President. She died at 86, on 8 November 2002.

Bibliography[edit]

As Dorothy Mackie Low[edit]

[3]

Novels[edit]

  • Isle for a Stranger (1962)
  • Dear Liar (1963)
  • A Ripple on the Water (1964)
  • The Intruder (1965)
  • A House in the Country (1968)
  • To Burgundy and Back (1970)
  • The Glen is Ours

As Lois Paxton[edit]

[4]

Novels[edit]

  • Man Who Died Twice (1968)
  • Quiet Sound of Fear (1971)
  • Who Goes There? (1972)
  • Man in the Shadows (1983)

Anthologies in collaboration[edit]

As Zoë Cass[edit]

[5]

Novels[edit]

  • Island Of The Seven Hills (1974)
  • The Silver Leopard (1976)
  • Twist in the Silk (1980)

References and sources[edit]

  1. ^ Past RNA Officers 
  2. ^ "International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2004" Europa Publications, Routlidge, Page 341, ISBN 978-1857431797 Also available on the Internet at Google Books
  3. ^ Dorothy Mackie Low at FantasticFiction 
  4. ^ Lois Paxton at FantasticFiction 
  5. ^ Zoe Cass at FantasticFiction