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Sandra Brown

USA flag (1948 - )

aka Laura Jordan, Rachel Ryan, Erin St. Claire

Sandra was born on March 12, 1948 in Waco, Texas and raised in Ft. Worth. She is nothing if not serious when it comes to her work. As the oldest of five daughters, she was a responsible and mature girl, and always chose to read a book rather than play with dolls. Her responsible nature stayed with Sandra as she graduated from Texas Christian University with adegree in English, and in her job as a contributing feature reporter at the nationally syndicated PM Magazine in Dallas. When the show experienced masslayoffs, however, Sandra found herself out of work.

She married Michael Brown, former television anchorman and award-winningdocumentarian of Dust to Dust, and returned to Ft. Worth. They had two children, Rachel and Ryan. Though she continued in her occasionalposition 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 productioncompany, so why shouldn't she take a creative risk, too?

Within a year Sandra sold her first novel, Love's Encore, under the name Rachel Ryan (taken from the first names of her two children). Soonthereafter, she was producing a succession of books for six different publishers, culling ideas from briefs in USA Today, television shows, andher own active imagination. She wrote two books as Laura Jordan and several books for Harlequin under the name Erin St. Claire.

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, andhas achieved some major feats on what is perhaps the most highly regardedbestseller list of all--that of the New York Times. Since 1990, every one ofSandra's novels has appeared on the list. In total, her books have appearedon the prestigious list over thirty times.

In 1992 her novel "French Silk" was made into an ABC-TV movie.
Breakfast in Bed
1. Breakfast in Bed (1983)
2. Send No Flowers (1984)
Coleman Family Saga
1. Sunset Embrace (1985)
2. Another Dawn (1985)
Hell Raisers
1. Led Astray (1985) (as by Erin St. Claire)
2. The Devil's Own (1987) (as by Erin St. Claire)
Hell Raisers (omnibus) (2002) (as by Erin St. Claire)
Mason Sisters
1. Fanta C (1987)
2. Adam's Fall (1988)
Love's Encore (1981) (as by Rachel Ryan)
Love Beyond Reason (1981) (as by Rachel Ryan)
Eloquent Silence (1982) (as by Rachel Ryan)
A Treasure Worth Seeking (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 Kiss Remembered (1983) (as by Erin St. Claire)
Relentless Desire (1983)
     aka Shadows of Yesterday
Seduction By Design (1983) (as by Erin St. Claire)
Tomorrow's Promise (1983)
Heaven's Price (1983)
Prime Time (1983) (as by Rachel Ryan)
Temptation's Kiss (1983)
A Secret Splendor (1983) (as by Erin St. Claire)
Tempest in Eden (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)
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)
Smash Cut (2009)
Rainwater (2009)
Tough Customer (2010)
No Rest for the Dead (2011) (with Jeff Abbott, Lori Armstrong, David Baldacci, Thomas H Cook, Jeffery Deaver, Diana Gabaldon, Tess Gerritsen, Andrew F Gulli, Lamia Gulli, Peter James, J A Jance, Faye Kellerman, Raymond Khoury, John Lescroart, Jeff Lindsay, Gayle Lynds, Alexander McCall Smith, Phillip Margolin, Michael Palmer, T Jefferson Parker, Matthew Pearl, Kathy Reichs, Marcus Sakey, Jonathan Santlofer, Lisa Scottoline, R L Stine and Marcia Talley)
Lethal (2011)
Low Pressure (2012)
Deadline (2013)
Mean Streak (2014)
Friction (2015)
Sting (2016)
Seeing Red (2017)


Sandra Brown recommends

Whispered Heat (1992)
Anna Eberhardt
"Sensual... sexy... a treat to read."
A Day in April
A Day in April (1992)
Mary Lynn Baxter
"A tender and touching story that strikes every chord within the female spirit."

Perfect Double (1994)
(Treasured Tales)
Cindy Gerard
"I'm hooked!"
Secret Child
Secret Child (1998)
(Texas: Children of Destiny, book 8)
Ann Major
"Ann Major's name on the cover instantly identifies the book as a good read."

The Bodyguard and the Bridesmaid (1998)
(Right Bride Wrong Groom)
Metsy Hingle
"Metsy Hingle delivers hot sex, humor and heart - everything a reader could wish for."
The Edge of Town
The Edge of Town (2001)
(Jazz Age , book 1)
Dorothy Garlock
"A heart-stirring love story spiced with suspense... Garlock at her best."

The Dying Hour (2005)
(Jason Wade, book 1)
Rick Mofina
"Starts scary and ends scary... You'll be craving Mofina's next novel."
Blink of an Eye
Blink of an Eye (2006)
Cathryn J Lyons
"A perfect blend of romance and suspense. My kind of read."
Along Comes a Stranger
Along Comes a Stranger (2007)
Dorie McCullough Lawson
"I read this in one sitting. I loved her story."

Frozen (2012)
(Ellie MacIntosh, book 1)
Kate Watterson
"From the first bone-chilling page to the last, Frozen kept me on the edge of my seat."

Wed to Death (2016)
(Shadow Watchers, book 1)
Vicki Hinze
"A heart stopping story about true commitment. You may need a hanky."

The Stolen Angel (2018)
(Louise Rick / Camilla Lind)
Sara Blædel
"Count on spine-tingling suspense from Sara Blaedel."

The Longest Silence (2018)
(Shades of Death , book 4)
Debra Webb
"A gripping read!."

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