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Judith Arnold


(Barbara Keiler)
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aka Ariel Berk, Thea Frederick

Barbara Keiler was born on April 7th. She started telling stories before shecould write. She was four when her sister, Carolyn, stuffed a crayon intoher hand and taught her the alphabet, and she's been writing ever since.

Barbara is a graduate of Smith College, where she learned to aim for thestars, and she received a master's degree in creative writing from BrownUniversity, where she took aim at a good-looking graduate student in thechemistry department and wound up marrying him. She says: "Before myhusband and I were married, I had a job in California and he was working onhis Ph.D. in Rhode Island. I became ill, and he hopped on a plane and flewacross the country to be with me. Neither of us had any money, but he saidhe simply couldn't concentrate on his research, knowing I was three thousandmiles away and facing a serious health problem all by myself. He stayed fortwo weeks, until I was pretty well recovered. That he would just drop whathe was doing, put his life on hold and race to my side told me how much heloved me. After that, I knew this was the man I wanted to marry."

Barbara has received writing fellowships from the Shubert Foundation and theNational Endowment for the Arts, and has taught at colleges and universitiesaround the country. She has also written several plays that have beenprofessionally staged at regional theaters in San Francisco, Washington, D.C.,Connecticut and off-off-Broadway.

Since her first romance novel's publication in 1983 as Ariel Berk. Shewrote one novel as Thea Frederick, and since 1985 she writes asJudith Arnold. Barbara has sold more than 70 novels, with eight millioncopies in print worldwide. She has recently signed a contract with MIRABooks. Her first MIRA novel will appear in 2001. She has received severalawards from Romantic Times Magazine, including awards for the Best HarlequinAmerican Romance of the Year, Best Harlequin Superromance of the Year, BestSeries Romantic Novel of the Year and a Lifetime Achievement Certificate ofMerit for Innovative Series Romance. She has also been a finalist for theGolden Medallion Award and the RITA Award for Romance Writer of America. Hernovel Barefoot in the Grass has appeared on the recommended reading listsdistributed by cancer support services at several hospitals.

Barbara lives in a small town not far from Boston, Massachusetts, NewEngland with her husband, two teenage sons, and a guinea pig named Wilbur.Her sister Carolyn died of breast cancer in 1998.
 

Genres: Romance, General Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
November 2023

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Girls Aloud
 
Series
Keeping the Faith
   1. Promises (1987)
   2. Commitments (1987)
   3. Dreams (1987)
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Daddy School
   1. Father Found (1997)
   2. Father Christmas (1997)
   3. Father of Two (1997)
   4. Dr. Dad (2000)
   5. 'Tis the Season (2000)
   6. Hush,Little Baby (2001)
   7. Daddy's Girl (2016)
   8. Somebody's Dad (2002)
   Almost An Angel (2013)
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Bloom Family
   1. Love in Bloom's (2002)
   2. Blooming All Over (2004)
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Magic Jukebox
   1. Changes (2014)
   2. True Colors (2014)
   3. Wild Thing (2014)
   4. Heat Wave (2015)
   5. Moondance (2015)
   6. Take the Long Way Home (2016)
   7. Angel of the Morning (2016)
   8. Rescue Me (2019)
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Lainie Lovett Mystery
   1. Still Kicking (2016)
   2. Dropkick (2016)
   3. Kickback (2016)
   4. Kick the Bucket (2017)
   5. Kickoff (2020)
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Novels
   Silent Beginnings (1983) (as by Ariel Berk)
   Beloved Adversary (1984) (as by Thea Frederick)
   Remedies of the Heart (1984) (as by Ariel Berk)
   Hungry for Love (1985) (as by Ariel Berk)
   Promise of Love (1985) (as by Ariel Berk)
   Come Home to Love (1985)
   Breaking the Ice (1985) (as by Ariel Berk)
   A Modern Man (1985)
   False Impressions (1985) (as by Ariel Berk)
   Flowing to the Sky (1985)
   Teacher's Pet (1985) (as by Ariel Berk)
   Jackpot (1986)
   Special Delivery (1986)
   Man and Wife (1986)
   No Plan for Love (1986) (as by Ariel Berk)
   On Love's Trail (1986)
   Best Friends (1987)
   Game, Set, Match (1987) (as by Ariel Berk)
   Comfort and Joy (1987)
   Playing with Matches (1987) (as by Ariel Berk)
   Together Again (1988) (as by Ariel Berk)
   Going Back (1988)
   Harvest the Sun (1988)
   One Whiff of Scandal (1989)
   Peace of Mind (1989) (as by Ariel Berk)
   Turning Tables (1989)
   A Package Deal (1989) (as by Ariel Berk)
   Change of Life (1990)
   Survivors (1990)
   Lucky Penny (1990)
   One Good Turn (1991)
   A Loverboy (1991)
   Raising the Stakes (1991)
   Trust Me (1992)
   The Woman Downstairs (1992)
   Sweet Light (1992)
   Just Like Romeo and Juliet (1993)
   Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1993)
   Flashfire (1993)
   The Parent Plan (1993)
   Private Lies (1994)
   Romantic Reunion (1994)
   The Marrying Type (1994)
   Barefoot in the Grass (1996)
   Courting Trouble (1997)
   Her Secret Lover (1999)
   Looking for Laura (2001)
   Hidden Treasures (2003)
   Right Place, Wrong Time (2003)
   Heart on the Line (2003)
   The Fixer Upper (2005)
   The Marriage Bed (2007)
   Follow the Sun (2011)
   Goodbye To All That (2012)
   The April Tree (2013)
   Dead Ball (2014)
   Star-Crossed (2016)
   Stone Walls (2017)
   Full Bloom (2020)
   If Only (2021)
   One Small Favor (2022)
   Girls Aloud (2023)
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Collections
   My Valentine (1993) (with others)
   All Summer Long (2001) (with Bobby Hutchinson and Muriel Jensen)
   How to Marry a Millionaire (2004) (with Suzanne Forster and Muriel Jensen)
   Burning Bright (2004) (with Maggie Shayne and Anne Stuart)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Chocolate Kisses (2012)
   Holding Hands (2012)
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