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Linda Warren

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Linda Warren was born Linda Siegert in Brazos County, Texas in 1945. After graduation from Bryan High School in Bryan, Texas, Warren enrolled in a nursing program offered by Scott & White. After less than a year in the program, Warren was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Her pain became so bad that she was unable to walk to class and was forced to drop out.

To keep herself occupied during her frequent hospital stays, Warren read voraciously. Finally her father, James Siegert, and husband, Billy Warren, suggested that she write her own novels. In 1985, she began writing. She sent her first completed manuscript, Christmas Cradle, to Harlequin Books. Harlequin rejected the manuscript, with a note that it had a "good plot, but [the] characters [were] not three-dimensional". Encouraged by the fact that Harlequin thought her plotting had promise, Warren continued writing. Her next two manuscripts did not satisfy her, but she sent her fourth attempt back to Harlequin. The manuscript was shuffled through the different Harlequin lines before being purchased on April 19, 1999 by the Harlequin SuperRomance line.

Her second Harlequin release, Deep in the Heart of Texas, won the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Super Romance in 2000. Two years later, Warren won the Golden Quill Award, given by the Desert Rose Chapter of the Romance Writers of America, for the Best Long Contemporary of 2002 for her novel Cowboy at the Crossroads.

Genres: Romance, Romantic Suspense
McCain Brothers
   1. A Baby by Christmas (2003)
   2. Forgotten Son (2005)
   3. Son of Texas (2006)
   4. The Bad Son (2006)
   5. Adopted Son (2007)
   1. The Christmas Cradle (2004)
   2. The Cowboy's Return (2006)
   3. Once a Cowboy (2007)
   4. Texas Heir (2008)
   5. The Sheriff of Horseshoe, Texas (2009)
   6. Her Christmas Hero (2010)
   7. A Texas Holiday Miracle (2014)
Belles of Texas
   1. Caitlyn's Prize (2009)
   2. Madison's Children (2009)
   3. Skylar's Outlaw (2009)
Hardin Boys
   1. The Texan's Secret (2011)
   2. The Texan's Bride (2011)
   3. The Texan's Christmas (2011)
Willow Creek, Texas
   1. A Texas Hero (2013)
   2. A Texas Family (2013)
   3. A Texas Child (2013)
Texas Rebels
   1. Egan (2015)
   2. Falcon (2015)
   3. Quincy (2015)
   4. Jude (2016)
   5. Phoenix (2016)
   6. Paxton (2017)
   7. Elias (2017)
   8. A Child's Gift (2019)
   9. To Save a Child (2020)
   10. A Christmas Proposal (2020)
   11. A Texan's Christmas Baby (2021)
   Swept Away (1993)
   After Midnight (1995)
   On the Wild Side (1995)
   Under the Covers (1996)
   Ex and Forever (1997)
   Deep in the Heart of Texas (2000)
   Emily's Daughter (2001)
   On the Texas Border (2002)
   Man of Duty (2007)
   One Night in Texas (2014)
Omnibus editions
   Christmas, Texas Style (2005) (with Tina Leonard and Leah Vale)
   Wanted: A Family for Christmas (2006) (with Mollie Molay)
   Son of Texas / Different Kind of Summer (2006) (with Caron Todd)
   A Texas Christmas (2007) (with Cathy Gillen Thacker)
     aka A Cowboy Under the Mistletoe / The Christmas Cradle
   Baby I'm Yours / Bad Son (2009) (with Carrie Weaver)
   Their Precious Christmas Miracle (2009) (with Linda Goodnight and Tanya Michaels)
   Cowboy at the Crossroads / That Cowboy's Kids (2011) (with Debra Salonen)
   Swept Away by the Tycoon / One Night in Texas (2014) (with Barbara Wallace)
   Christmas Baby (2014) (with Judy Duarte and Joanna Sims)
   A Dream Christmas (2014) (with others)
   Harlequin American Romance December 2014 Box Set (2014) (with others)
   Harlequin American Romance April 2015 Box Set (2015) (with others)
   Cowboy Fever / Tomas: Cowboy Homecoming (2015) (with Joanna Wayne)
   Harlequin American Romance August 2015 Box Set (2015) (with others)
   Harlequin American Romance December 2015 Box Set (2015) (with others)
   Harlequin American Romance April 2016 Box Set (2016) (with others)
   Harlequin Western Romance August 2016 Box Set (2016) (with others)
   Harlequin Western Romance August 2017 Box Set (2017) (with others)
   Harlequin Western Romance December 2017 Box Set (2017) (with others)
   A Texas Christmas: An Anthology (2018) (with Cathy Gillen Thacker)
   Harlequin Heartwarming December 2019 Box Set (2019) (with others)
   Harlequin Heartwarming March 2020 Box Set (2020) (with others)
   Texas Country Legacy: Lone Star Wishes (2020) (with Cathy Gillen Thacker)
   Harlequin Heartwarming December 2020 Box Set (2020) (with others)
   Harlequin Romantic Suspense October 2021: Box Set (2021) (with others)
   Trial In The Backwoods / Colton 911: Forged In Fire (2021) (with Maggie Wells)
   Harlequin Heartwarming November 2021 Box Set (2021) (with others)

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