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Alexandra Sellers

Alexandra Sellers started dreaming about exotic locales at the age of 10,when she first cracked the cover of a small collection of tales and picturescalled "The Arabian Nights". The stories were taken from "The Thousand andOne Nights", and names like Samarkand, Shiraz, and Baghdad still carry amagic for her which no amount of current history can overshadow. The storiesmust have triggered something else in her, too, for it was at this time thatshe first began to dream of writing herself. Following the advice of JaneAusten, though she hadn't read it yet, Alexandra wrote her first story aboutthe world she knew, her cat. And following her own imagination, she wrotethe cat's story from inside the cat's head.

After beginnings like this, it flows naturally that her two favourite formsof fiction should become romance and science fiction. Her first romanticshort story sold in 1980 to the first magazine she sent it to, and her firstscience fiction was simultaneously rejected. She was too naïve to realizehow lucky she was with the romance story, and it never occurred to her tosend the science fiction story to a different publisher. She concentrated onromance, and her only serious foray into that other world so far has beenthe fantasy satire Spoken Cat, published in 1997.

Alexandra's favourite hobby is the learning of foreign languages, of whichshe has so far studied eight, sadly without becoming fluent in any. One ofthe most enjoyable periods in her life was the three years that she spent atthe School of Oriental and African Studies in London, where she was thefirst student ever to graduate in the double degree of Persian and ReligiousStudies.

Alexandra lives with her husband, Nick, and a cat named Monsieur. The two ofthem are equal parts maddening and indispensable to her happiness. Alexandraonce sat down to try and count how many different places in her wanderinglife she has called home. She gave up when she reached 40 homes in 12 citiesand towns in six different countries. But she hasn't visited nearly as manyplaces as she'd like yet. In between bouts of travel and university,Alexandra has been a full-time writer since the publication of her firstnovel in 1980.

Genres: Romance
   One Hundred Per Cent Male (2001) (with Peggy Moreland)
   Secret Child (2002) (with Maureen Child)
   Up Close and Passionate (2002) (with Maureen Child)
   Seduced by the Sheikh (2002) (with Gail Dayton)
   Sheikhs of Summer (2002) (with Fiona Brand and Susan Mallery)
   The Playboy Sheikh / Billionaire Bachelors: Stone (2002) (with Anne Marie Winston)
   Sheikh's Desire (2003) (with Brittany Young)
   Captured Hearts / The Greek Tycoon's Baby / Sophie's Sheikh / Spring Fling (2003) (with Kylie Brant and Lenora Worth)
   Desert Heat (2005) (with Susan Mallery)
   Princes of the Desert (2005) (with Kristi Gold)
   The Sheikh's Captive (2006) (with Susan Mallery)
   Desert Princes (2007) (with Lucy Gordon and Michelle Reid)
   Possessed by the Sheikh (2007) (with Susan Mallery)
   Surrender to the Sheikh (2007) (with Susan Mallery)
   At the Sheikh's Command (2008) (with Carol Grace and Michelle Reid)
   The Desert Sheikh's Bride (2008) (with Lucy Monroe)
   Desert Seduction (2009) (with Barbara McMahon and Susan Mallery)
   One-Click Buy: August 2009 Silhouette Desire (2009) (with Maya Banks, Kathie DeNosky, Brenda Jackson, Tessa Radley and Paula Roe)
   Chosen by the Sheikh (2010) (with Penny Jordan and Laura Wright)
   Rescued by the Sheikh (2010) (with Liz Fielding and Susan Stephens)
   The Sheikh's Cinderella (2010) (with Barbara McMahon and Annie West)
   Summer Sheikhs (2010) (with Abby Green and Marguerite Kaye)
   Desert Sheikhs Collection Part 2 (2014) (with Susan Mallery, Nalini Singh and Laura Wright)
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