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									                         CHAPTER II
                 BIOGRAPHY OF THE AUTHORESS
                    AND HER LITERARY WORKS


2.1 Her Biography

    Sandra Brown was born in Waco, Texas. When she was

five years old, her family relocated to Ft. Worth, where

she spent her childhood. Reading was a hobby encouraged by

her parents. English was an easy choice for a major when

she entered Texas Christian University.

    Sandra Brown is the authoress of more than 50 “New

York Times “best sellers”. She began her writing career in

1981 and since then has published 65 novels. There are

seventy million copies of her books in print worldwide and

her works have been translated into thirty languages.

    In 1968, she got married to Michael Brown, a former

television   anchorman   who   produced   the   award   wining

documentary film “Dust to Dust“. They lived in Ft. worth,

Texas. Then, she continued her education at Oklahoma State

University and the University of Texas at Arlington.

    Before embarking on her writing carrier, she worked as

a model at the Dallas Apparel Mart, and in television,

including weather casting for WFAA-TV in Dallas and feature

reporting on the national syndicated program “PM Magazine”.


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Taking the advice of a published writer who had appeared on

Michael Brown‟s morning TV talk show, Sandra attended a

writers‟ conference at the University of Houston where she

met authors, literary agents, and publishers.                      Inspired by

the ideas exchanged at the conference, she tried her hand

at writing for the lucrative romance market. She sold her

first two books within thirteen days of each other. “Love‟s

Encore” and ”Love Beyond Reason” where published in 1981.

    In    1987,    brown    decided    to     move    away       from   bonafide

romance into the main steam fiction market. The gamble paid

off in 1990 when the “Mirror Image” made The New York Times

best seller list. Since then, all her novels had been the

best seller, including reprints of the early romance. In

1992, “France Silk” was made into ABC-TV movie.

    For   five     consecutive       years    she    received       award   from

Waldenbooks   for     having     the        best    selling       contemporary

romance. She was given two similar Awards from B. Dalton.

In 1992 the American Business Women‟s association honored

her with a Distinguish Circle of Success. She served as

keynote   speaker    at    romance     writers       of    America‟s     annual

convention    in    1985,      and     in     1998        that    organization

recognized her with their Lifetime Achievement Award.




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       She is a member of Author‟s Guild, Mystery Writers of

America,    International   Association   of   Crime   Writers,

novelist, Inc and Literary Partner.



2.2 Her literary works

       Sandra Brown‟s literary works may chronologically be

listed as follow:

  1.     Love Beyond Reason.......................... 1981

  2.     Love‟s Encore............................... 1981

  3.     A treasure Worth Seeking.................... 1982

  4.     Eloquent Silence............................ 1982

  5.     Hidden Fires................................ 1982

  6.     Not even for Love........................... 1982

  7.     The Silk Web................................ 1982

  8.     A kiss Remembered........................... 1983

  9.     A Secret Splendor........................... 1983

  10.    Breakfast in Bed............................ 1983

  11.    Heaven‟s Price.............................. 1983

  12.    Prime Time.................................. 1983

  13.    Relentless Desire........................... 1983

  14.    Seduction by Design........................ 1983

  15.    Tempest in Eden............................ 1983

  16.    Temptations Kiss........................... 1983

  17.    Tomorrow „s Promise........................ 1983


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 18.   Bittersweet Rain........................... 1984

 19.   In a class by Itself....................... 1984

 20.   Send No Flowers............................ 1984

 21.   Tiger Prince .............................. 1984

 22.   Word of Silk .............................. 1984

 23.   Another Dawn .............................. 1985

 24.   Led Astray................................. 1985

 25.   Riley in the Morning....................... 1985

 26.   Sunset Embrace............................. 1985

 27.   Sweet Anger................................ 1985

 28.   Thursday‟s Child........................... 1985

 29.   Above and Beyond........................... 1986

 30.   Honor Bound................................ 1986

 31.   The Rana Look.............................. 1986

 32.   22 Indigo Place............................ 1986

 33.   Demon Rumm................................. 1987

 34.   Fanta C.................................... 1987

 35.   Sunny Chandler‟s Return.................... 1987

 36.   The Devil‟s Own............................ 1987

 37.   Two Alone.................................. 1987

 38.   Adam‟s Fall................................ 1988

 39.   Hawk O‟ Toole‟s Hostage.................... 1988

 40.   Slow Heat in Heaven........................ 1988

41. Tiding of Great Joy.......................... 1988


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42. A Whole New Light ........................... 1989

43. Best Keep Secret............................. 1989

44. Long Time Coming ............................ 1989

45. Temperatures Rising.......................... 1989

46. The Thrill of Victory........................ 1989

47. Mirror Image................................. 1990

48. Texas! Lucky................................. 1990

49. Breath of Scandal ........................... 1990

50. Texas! Chase................................. 1991

51. Texas! Sage ................................. 1991

52. French Silk ................................. 1992

53. Shadow of Yesterday –

   Reprint of relentless desire................. 1992

54. Where There‟s Smoke.......................... 1993

55. Charade ..................................... 1993

56. The Witness.................................. 1995

57. Exclusive.................................... 1996

58. Fat Tuesday.................................. 1997

59. Unspeakable.................................. 1998

60. The Alibi.................................... 1999

61. Standoff..................................... 2000

62. The Switch................................... 2000

63. Envy......................................... 2001

64. The Crush.................................... 2002


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65. Hello, Darkness.............................. 2003

66. White Hot.................................... 2004




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