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Linda Warren

USA flag (b.1945)

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

   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 Nicola Cornick, Judy Duarte, Anne Herries, Carole Mortimer, Joanna Sims, Joss Wood and Maisey Yates)
   Harlequin American Romance December 2014 Box Set (2014) (with Marie Ferrarella, Mary Leo and Cathy Gillen Thacker)
   Harlequin American Romance April 2015 Box Set (2015) (with Barbara White Daille, Lynnette Kent and Rebecca Winters)
   Cowboy Fever / Tomas: Cowboy Homecoming (2015) (with Joanna Wayne)
   Harlequin American Romance August 2015 Box Set (2015) (with Heidi Hormel, Tanya Michaels and Rebecca Winters)
   Harlequin American Romance December 2015 Box Set (2015) (with Barbara White Daille, Marie Ferrarella and Mary Leo)
   Harlequin American Romance April 2016 Box Set (2016) (with Heidi Hormel, Tanya Michaels and Marin Thomas)
   Harlequin Western Romance August 2016 Box Set (2016) (with Heidi Hormel, Amanda Renee and Sasha Summers)
   Harlequin Western Romance August 2017 Box Set (2017) (with April Arrington, Patricia Johns and Rebecca Winters)
   Harlequin Western Romance December 2017 Box Set (2017) (with Marie Ferrarella, Patricia Johns and Rebecca Winters)
   A Texas Christmas: An Anthology (2018) (with Cathy Gillen Thacker)
   Harlequin Heartwarming December 2019 Box Set (2019) (with Patricia Johns, Cynthia Thomason and Cari Lynn Webb)
   Harlequin Heartwarming March 2020 Box Set (2020) (with Patricia Forsythe, Carol Ross and Rula Sinara)
   Texas Country Legacy / Lone Star Wishes (2020) (with Cathy Gillen Thacker)
     aka A Texas Holiday Miracle / The Texas Christmas Gift
   Harlequin Heartwarming December 2020 Box Set (2020) (with Julianna Morris, Cari Lynn Webb and Mary Anne Wilson)
   Harlequin Romantic Suspense October 2021: Box Set (2021) (with Jennifer D Bokal, Geri Krotow and Melinda Di Lorenzo)
   Trial In The Backwoods / Colton 911: Forged In Fire (2021) (with Maggie Wells)
   Harlequin Heartwarming November 2021 Box Set (2021) (with Cheryl Harper, Cathy McDavid and Cari Lynn Webb)