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Ann Major

(Margaret Major Cleaves)
USA flag (b.1946)

aka Margaret Major Cleaves

Margaret Major was born on February 13, 1946 in Texas, U.S.A.. She grew upin south Texas fascinated by the vast ranches, the oil industry, and thevital clash and blend of the Hispanic and Anglo cultures. Her post-secondaryeducation is as varied and far-reaching as the woman herself. She attendedDel Mar College, the University of the Americas in Mexico City, and theUniversity of Texas in Austin from which she received a B.A. in English andSpanish. She taught school for two years before going on to receive her English and Spanish from Texas A & I University. Fluent in threelanguages English, Spanish, and French, Margaret also is an accomplishedpianist. She has played for well over 30 years and has studied music at university level.

A model of perseverance, Margaret began writing when her first child wasborn and sold her first novel six years later. "I taught myself how to writewithout the aid of other writers, writing books or writing courses. It was avery lonely and solitary pursuit." Yet Margaret never once considered givingup and, as a testament to her dedication, she has written over 45 books todate for Silhouette Desire, Special Edition and Mills & Boon SensualRomance. Her first novel for MIRA Books Wild Enough for Willa, was releasedin December 2000.

Nora Roberts has described her work thusly: "Engaging characters, storiesthat thrill and delight, shivering suspense, and captivating romance." andSandra Brown says, "Her name on the cover instantly identifies the book as agood read." It will come as no surprise to readers of women's fiction thatthey are both speaking about Ann Major. However, it may surprise her peersto know that writing does not always come easily to Margaret. "I love beinga romance writer even though writing is very hard work for me as I am notthe kind of writer who lives to write. I love my life my kids, my parents,my cats, my hobbies just the little rituals of everyday life. These preciousexperiences give me the energy and the material so that I can write." Theseshould come not only as words of encouragement to those of us who share thisstruggle but also as an indicator as to the heights can be scaled when anindividual is as focused and driven as Margaret.

A founding member of the Romance Writers of America, Margaret is also theco-author of the article "The Contemporary Light Romance" which has beencollected in the book Writing and Selling the Romance Novel.

Margaret Major Cleaves calls Corpus Christi, Texas, home when she is nottravelling. She have a screened porch in her home that is full of hangingbaskets. So, she love to eat out on this porch with her husband on coolevenings.

Genres: Romance
Men of the West
   1. Wild Lady (1981)
   2. The Fairy Tale Girl (1984)
   3. Meant to Be (1982)
   4. Golden Man (1985)
Texas: Children of Destiny
   1. Passion's Child (1988)
   2. Destiny's Child (1988)
   3. Night Child (1988)
   4. Wilderness Child (1989)
   5. Scandal's Child (1990)
   6. The Goodbye Child (1991)
   7. Nobody's Child (1997)
   8. Secret Child (1998)
   9. I Will Find You (2016)
   1. Wild Honey (1993)
   2. Wild Midnight (1993)
   3. Wild Innocence (1994)
   1. The Throw-Away Bride (2008)
   2. The Bride Hunter (2009)
   Midnight Surrender (1980) (as by Margaret Major Cleaves)
   Wild Enough for Willa (1980)
   A Touch of Fire (1982)
   Brand of Diamonds (1983)
   Love Me Again (1983)
   Seize the Moment (1984)
   Dazzle (1985)
   Beyond Love (1985)
   What This Passion Means (1987)
   Inseparable (1999)
   Marry a Man Who Will Dance (2002)
   The Hot Ladies Murder Club (2003)
   The Bride Tamer (2004) (with Kristi Gold)
   The Secret Lives Of Doctors' Wives (2006)
   The Amalfi Bride (2007)
   Sold Into Marriage (2007)
   Mistress For A Month (2008)
   To Tame Her Tycoon Lover (2009)
   Marriage at the Cowboy's Command (2011)
   Terms of Engagement (2012)
   Her Pregnancy Secret (2014)
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   Silhouette Christmas Stories 1990 (1990) (with others)
   Fantasy Lovers (2016)
Novellas and Short Stories
Omnibus editions
   Wild Lady / Circumstantial Evidence / Island on the Hill (1990) (with Annette Broadrick and Dixie Browning)
   Silhouette Summer Sizzlers, 1992 (1992) (with Linda Lael Miller and Paula Detmer Riggs)
   Bad Boys (1993) (with Dixie Browning and Ginna Gray)
   Birds, Bees and Babies (1994) (with Nora Roberts and Dallas Schulze)
   A Special Love (1995) (with Nora Roberts and Dallas Schulze)
   Silhouette Summer Sizzlers (1995) (with Mary Lynn Baxter and Laura Parker)
   A Baby? Maybe (1996) (with Marie Ferrarella and Diana Palmer)
   Lessons in Love (1997) (with Terry Essig and Marie Ferrarella)
   Montana Brides (1998) (with Susan Mallery and Diana Palmer)
   The Father Factor (1998) (with Debbie Macomber and Diana Palmer)
   Getting Hitched Volume 8 (1999) (with Mary Lynn Baxter and Kristine Rolofson)
   The Man She Married (1999) (with Annette Broadrick and Emma Darcy)
   Dangerous Liaisons (1999) (with Lindsay McKenna and Rebecca York)
   Dazzled! (1999)
   Forget Me Not (2001) (with Marilyn Pappano)
   Matters of the Heart (2001) (with Annette Broadrick and Pamela Morsi)
   Summer Heat (2001) (with Linda Howard and Lindsay McKenna)
   Made for Love (2002) (with Dixie Browning)
   Christmas Cowboys (2002) (with Stella Bagwell)
   Winter Nights (2002) (with others)
   The Ultimate Treasure (2003) (with Heather Graham and Merline Lovelace)
   What the Heart Can't Hide (2003) (with Linda Howard and Susan Mallery)
   Cowboy and a Gentleman / Beckett's Children (2003) (with Dixie Browning)
   Small Wonders (2004) (with others)
   Bride Tamer / Pretending with the Playboy (2004) (with Cathleen Galitz)
   Shameless / Desperado Dad (2004) (with Linda Conrad)
   Bride Tamer / Standing Outside the Fire (2005) (with Sara Orwig)
   Secret Admirer (2005) (with Christine Rimmer and Karen Rose Smith)
   One-Click Buy: November Silhouette Desire (2007) (with others)
   Blackmailed in Bed / Amalfi Bride (2008) (with Heidi Betts)
   One-Click Buy: May 2008 Silhouette Desire (2008) (with others)
   Captured by the Billionaire / Sold into Marriage (2008) (with Maureen Child)
   One-Click Buy: December 2008 Silhouette Desire (2008) (with others)
   His Mistress, His Rules (2008) (with Jamie Sobrato and Cathy Gillen Thacker)
   Ready for Marriage? (2008) (with Beverly Barton and Anne Marie Winston)
   One-Click Buy: June 2009 Silhouette Desire (2009) (with others)
   CEO Takes a Wife / Throw-Away Bride (2009) (with Maxine Sullivan)
   Millionare in Command / Bride Hunter (2010) (with Catherine Mann)
   Millionaire in Command / The Bride Hunter (2010) (with Catherine Mann)
   The Tycoon's Pregnant Mistress / To Tame Her Tycoon Lover (2010) (with Maya Banks)
   His Cinderella Housekeeper (2010) (with Sharon Kendrick and Lucy Monroe)
   Ultimatum: Marriage / For the Sake of the Secret Child (2011) (with Yvonne Lindsay)
   A Perfect Husband / A Scandal So Sweet (2012) (with Fiona Brand)
   His for the Taking / His Instant Heir (2013) (with Katherine Garbera)
   Her Pregnancy Secret / Matched to a Billionaire (2014) (with Kat Cantrell)
   Harlequin Desire July 2014 - Bundle 1 of 2 (2014) (with Kat Cantrell and Kristi Gold)
   The Best of Desire (2014) (with others)
   His Seductive Proposal (2016) (with Maureen Child and Janice Maynard)
   Just Say Yes (2016) (with Mira Lyn Kelly and Marion Lennox)
   Secrets Of The Night (2016) (with others)
   Men In Uniform: Captivated By The Prince (2016) (with Lynn Raye Harris and Susan Stephens)
   The Men In Uniform Collection (2017) (with others)
   The Best Kept Secrets... (2018) (with Olivia Gates and Brenda Jackson)
   Royals: His Hidden Secret (2018) (with others)
   A Surprise Family: Against The Odds (2020) (with Kat Cantrell and Maureen Child)
   Scandalous Secrets: The Hidden Heir (2020) (with Jules Bennett and Charlene Sands)
   The Surprise Families And Billionaire Bosses Collection (2021) (with others)
   The Surprise Families Collection (2021) (with others)
   Dangerous Liaisons: Passion (2021) (with Kate Hewitt and Pamela Yaye)
   The Scandalous Secrets And Twins Collection (2021) (with others)
   The Scandalous Secrets Collection (2021) (with others)
   Indecent Proposals: The Rival (2022) (with Jayci Lee and Reese Ryan)
   The Indecent Proposals Collection (2022) (with others)
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