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Sandra Brown


USA flag (b.1948)

aka Laura Jordan, Rachel Ryan, Erin St. Claire

Sandra Brown was born on March 12, 1948 in Waco, Texas and raised in Ft. Worth. Sandra graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in English, and in her job as a contributing feature reporter at the nationally syndicated PM Magazine in Dallas.

She married Michael Brown, former television anchorman, they had two children, Rachel and Ryan. Though she continued in her occasional position as a showroom model in Dallas, her husband encouraged her to try fiction writing while their children were at school. He had just left a career as a news anchor and talk-show host to form his own production company, so why shouldn't she take a creative risk, too?

Since the publication of her first novel in 1981, she has penned well over sixty books. Sandra has over fifty million copies of her books in print, and has achieved some major feats on what is perhaps the most highly regarded bestseller list of all--that of the New York Times. Since 1990, every one of Sandra's novels has appeared on the list. In total, her books have appeared on the prestigious list over thirty times.
 

Awards: ITW (2008)

Genres: Romance, Romantic Suspense, Mystery, Historical Romance
 
New and upcoming books
February 2025

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Blood Moon
 
Series
Breakfast in Bed
   1. Breakfast in Bed (1983)
   2. Send No Flowers (1984)
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Coleman Family Saga
   1. Sunset Embrace (1985)
   2. Another Dawn (1985)
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Hell Raisers (as by Erin St. Claire)
   1. Led Astray (1985)
   2. The Devil's Own (1987)
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Mason Sisters
   1. Fanta C (1987)
   2. Adam's Fall (1988)
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Texas!
   1. Texas! Lucky (1990)
   2. Texas! Chase (1991)
   3. Texas! Sage (1991)
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Mitchell & Associates
   1. Smash Cut (2009)
   2. Tough Customer (2010)
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Novels
   Love's Encore (1981) (as by Rachel Ryan)
   Love Beyond Reason (1981) (as by Rachel Ryan)
   Eloquent Silence (1982) (as by Rachel Ryan)
   Hidden Fires (1982) (as by Laura Jordan)
   Not Even for Love (1982) (as by Erin St. Claire)
   The Silken Web (1982) (as by Laura Jordan)
   A Treasure Worth Seeking (1982) (as by Rachel Ryan)
   Seduction By Design (1983) (as by Erin St. Claire)
   Shadows of Yesterday (1983)
     aka Relentless Desire
   Tomorrow's Promise (1983)
   A Kiss Remembered (1983) (as by Erin St. Claire)
   Prime Time (1983) (as by Rachel Ryan)
   Temptation's Kiss (1983)
   A Secret Splendor (1983) (as by Erin St. Claire)
   Tempest in Eden (1983)
   Heaven's Price (1983)
   Words of Silk (1984) (as by Erin St. Claire)
   In a Class By Itself (1984)
   Bittersweet Rain (1984) (as by Erin St. Claire)
   Thursday's Child (1985)
   Sweet Anger (1985) (as by Erin St. Claire)
   Tiger Prince (1985) (as by Erin St. Claire)
   Riley in the Morning (1985)
   Above and Beyond (1986) (as by Erin St. Claire)
   Honor Bound (1986)
   The Rana Look (1986)
   22 Indigo Place (1986)
   Sunny Chandler's Return (1987)
   Demon Rumm (1987)
   Two Alone (1987) (as by Erin St. Claire)
   Tidings of Great Joy (1987)
   Hawk O'Toole's Hostage (1988)
   Slow Heat In Heaven (1988)
   Long Time Coming (1988)
   The Thrill of Victory (1989) (as by Erin St. Claire)
   Best Kept Secrets (1989)
   Temperatures Rising (1989)
   A Whole New Light (1989)
   Mirror Image (1990)
   Breath of Scandal (1991)
   French Silk (1992)
   Roses at Dawn (1992) (as by Laura Jordan)
   Where There's Smoke (1993)
   Charade (1994)
   The Witness (1995)
   Exclusive (1996)
   Fat Tuesday (1997)
   Unspeakable (1998)
   The Alibi (1999)
   Standoff (2000)
   The Switch (2000)
   Envy (2001)
   The Crush (2002)
   Hello, Darkness (2003)
   White Hot (2004)
   Chill Factor (2005)
   Ricochet (2006)
   Play Dirty (2007)
   Smoke Screen (2008)
   Rainwater (2009)
   No Rest for the Dead (2011) (with others)
   Lethal (2011)
   Low Pressure (2012)
   Deadline (2013)
   Mean Streak (2014)
   Friction (2015)
   Sting (2016)
   Seeing Red (2017)
   Tailspin (2018)
   Outfox (2019)
   Thick as Thieves (2020)
   Blind Tiger (2021)
   Overkill (2022)
   Out of Nowhere (2023)
   Blood Moon (2025)
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Anthologies edited
   Love Is Murder (2012)
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Series contributed to
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Books containing stories by Sandra Brown
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Our Prince of Scribes (2018)
Writers Remember Pat Conroy
edited by
Jonathan Haupt and Nicole Seitz
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MatchUp (2017)
edited by
Lee Child
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Suspense Magazine October 2012 (2012)
(Suspense Magazine)
edited by
John Raab

Awards
2008 Thrillermaster

Sandra Brown recommends
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Ruby Falls (2021)
Deborah Goodrich Royce
"Imaginative, unique, spine-tingling, and just the right amount of eerie, Ruby Falls is what a reader wants a psychological thriller to be."
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Eternal (2021)
Lisa Scottoline
"Eternal is a gripping story of suffering and survival. It unspools at a heart-stopping pace, yet each page resonates with emotions: fear, hope, sorrow, yearning, love, empathy, sympathy, and, ultimately, joy. The book lives up to its title. It will echo in the minds of readers for a long time."
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Never Far Away (2021)
Michael Koryta
"Koryta has crafted another shivery story with a killer of a start and a nail-biting ending...yet without scrimping on the heart and humanity of the characters, both good and evil."

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