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Christine Merrill

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Christine Merrill has wanted to be an author for as long as she can remember. But one thing stood in her way: touch typing.

Six weeks spent on an IBM Selectric in her Sophomore year of high school proved that she would never be able to produce one readable page of manuscript, much less several hundred.

Twenty years passed, and she found ways to pass the time: marrying her high school sweetheart; having two sons; and taking an assortment of jobs in professional theater costume shops, including a miserable year and a half spent styling wigs for a certain hamburger-selling clown (who shall remain nameless, since I don't want to incur the wrath of a major American corporation) and a couple of weeks working on a TV movie with one of the sexiest men alive (whose name I'm happy to drop: Mark Harmon!).

During that time, someone invented word processing, and a reliable spell checker.

Christine returned to her childhood dream, only to discover that there was more to the whole writing thing than accurate typing. The next years were spent learning to tell stories that people might want to read, and trying to find someone who wanted to buy them. Her chance came when she won the RWA's Golden Heart Competition for unpublished manuscripts. The winning story, soon to be known as THE INCONVENIENT DUCHESS, was bought by the contest judges, the delightful editors at Mills & Boon, in Richmond, Surrey.

Christine is now busy writing her fifth book, and is more than slightly jealous that her manuscripts get to visit England, while she stays home in Wisconsin.

Genres: Historical Romance, Romance

   Hallowe'en Husbands (2008) (with Denise Lynn and Lisa Plumley)
   A Yuletide Invitation (2008) (with Blythe Gifford)
   Pleasurably Undone! (2010) (with Louise Allen, Terri Brisbin, Diane Gaston and Michelle Willingham)
   The Viscount & The Virgin / Unlacing the Innocent Miss / The Officer & The Proper Lady / Taken by the Wicked Rake (2010) (with Annie Burrows)
   Regency Pleasures and Sins Part 1 (2011) (with Louise Allen, Diane Gaston, Julia Justiss, Juliet Landon and Margaret McPhee)
   Regency Redemption (2011)
   Christmas 2011 Trio A (2011) (with Heidi Betts, Kate Hewitt, Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery and Sarah Mallory)
   One Snowy Regency Christmas (2011) (with Sarah Mallory)
   A Sinful Regency Christmas (2012) (with Marguerite Kaye, Ann Lethbridge, Amanda McCabe and Bronwyn Scott)
   Innocent in the Regency Ballroom (2013)
   A Scandalous Regency Christmas (2013) (with Annie Burrows and Marguerite Kaye)
   Regency Collection 2013 Part 1 (2013) (with Louise Allen, Helen Dickson, Anne Herries, Margaret McPhee and Deb Marlowe)
   Harlequin Historical March 2014 - Bundle 2 of 2 (2014) (with Helen Dickson and Sarah Mallory)
   Deception in Regency Society (2014)
   Regency Society (2014) (with Helen Dickson, Diane Gaston, Anne Herries, Sophia James, Marguerite Kaye, Ann Lethbridge, Amanda McCabe, Margaret McPhee, Sarah Mallory, Michelle Styles and Gail Whitiker)
   Wish Upon a Snowflake (2014) (with Elizabeth Rolls and Linda Skye)
   Regency Society Collection Part 1 (2014) (with Diane Gaston, Anne Herries, Sophia James, Amanda McCabe and Sarah Mallory)
   Harlequin Historical April 2015 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2015) (with Diane Gaston and Janice Preston)
   A Regency Virgin's Undoing (2015)
   Regency Pride and Passions (2015) (with Louise Allen, Elizabeth Beacon, Diane Gaston, Isabelle Goddard, Anne Herries, Carla Kelly, Ann Lethbridge, Amanda McCabe, Margaret McPhee, Sarah Mallory and Carole Mortimer)
   Harlequin Historical March 2016 - Box Set 2 of 2 (2016) (with Laura Martin and Lara Temple)
   Regency Affairs Part 2 (2016) (with Lucy Ashford, Diane Gaston, Ann Lethbridge, Michelle Styles and Gail Whitiker)
   Harlequin Historical January 2017 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2017) (with Jenni Fletcher and Ann Lethbridge)
   Regency Temptation (2017)
   Harlequin Historical September 2017 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2017) (with Annie Burrows and Julia Justiss)
   Regency Christmas Wishes (2017) (with Carla Kelly and Janice Preston)
   Harlequin Historical June 2018 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2018) (with Georgie Lee and Lara Temple)
   Regency Surrender: Scandal And Deception (2018) (with Elizabeth Beacon, Laurie Benson, Marguerite Kaye, Sarah Mallory and Janice Preston)
   Harlequin Historical December 2018 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2018) (with Marguerite Kaye and Georgie Lee)
   Harlequin Historical June 2019 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2019) (with Marguerite Kaye and Ann Lethbridge)
   Snowbound Surrender (2019) (with Louise Allen and Laura Martin)
   Regency Rogues: Disgraceful Secrets (2020)
   Harlequin Historical May 2020 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2020) (with Sophia James and Joanna Johnson)
   Harlequin Historical August 2020 - Box Set 2 of 2 (2020) (with Madeline Martin and Carol Townend)
   Regency Rogues Collection (2020) (with Louise Allen, Elizabeth Beacon, Annie Burrows, Virginia Heath, Julia Justiss, Marguerite Kaye, Georgie Lee, Sarah Mallory, Laura Martin, Janice Preston and Bronwyn Scott)
   Regency Scandal: Dangerous Games (2020)
   Harlequin Historical January 2021 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2021) (with Jenni Fletcher and Amanda McCabe)
   The Regency Scandal Collection (2021) (with Mary Brendan, Annie Burrows, Diane Gaston, Sophia James, Marguerite Kaye, Amanda McCabe, Laura Martin, Margaret Moore, Mary Nichols, Bronwyn Scott and Gail Whitiker)
   Harlequin Historical September 2021 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2021) (with Millie Adams and Elle Jackson)
   A Regency Christmas Night (2021)
   Christmas Sparks Collection (2021) (with A C Arthur, Maureen Child, Emily Forbes, Louisa George, Carolyn Hector, Marion Lennox, Janice Lynn, Deborah Fletcher Mello, Nicki Night, Janice Sims, Linda Thomas-Sundstrom and Maisey Yates)
   The Complete Christmas Collection 2021 (2021) (with Rochelle Alers, A C Arthur, Amalie Berlin, Susan Carlisle, Lisa Childs, Caitlin Crews, Susan Crosby, Carol Ericson, Jessica Gilmore, Lynne Graham, Susan Mallery, Julie Miller, Monica Richardson, Teresa Southwick, Susan Stephens, Joss Wood and Pamela Yaye)
   Harlequin Historical November 2021 Box Set - 1 of 2 (2021) (with Sophia James, Marguerite Kaye, Lucy Morris and Bronwyn Scott)
   Regency Christmas Liaisons (2021) (with Sophia James and Marguerite Kaye)
   Harlequin Historical June 2022 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2022) (with Sarah Mallory and Lucy Morris)
   The Regency Reputations Collection (2022) (with Louise Allen, Diane Gaston, Sophia James, Julia Justiss, Georgie Lee, Ann Lethbridge, Sarah Mallory, Carole Mortimer, Janice Preston, Bronwyn Scott and Liz Tyner)
   Regency Secrets (2022)
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