Catherine Coulter Biography & Facts
Jean Catherine Coulter (born December 26, 1942) is an American author of romantic suspense thrillers and historical romances who currently resides in northern California.
Coulter grew up on a horse ranch in Cameron County, Texas. Her grandmother, who died at the young age of 37, was also a writer. Her father was a painter and singer, and her mother is a retired concert pianist. Coulter wrote her first two novels, fifteen pages each, when she was fourteen. While a freshman at the University of Texas, Coulter wrote poetry. After earning her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, Coulter attended Boston College and earned a master's degree in early 19th-century European history.She took a job as a speechwriter for a Wall Street executive. As her own husband was then a medical student, she spent many of her evenings alone, reading romance novels. One night when they were home together, she found herself in the middle of a particularly bad book and threw it across room, asserting that even she could do better. Her husband challenged her to prove herself, and the two spent the weekend plotting out a storyline for a gothic romance. She wrote the novel in the evenings.
When Coulter finished writing her novel she sent it to an editor at Signet. Three days later Signet offered her a three-book contract. That first novel, The Autumn Countess, was published by Penguin Books in 1978. By 1982, she was earning enough to quit her job and become a full-time writer. Since then she has written over fifty books and has had forty-two consecutive New York Times Bestsellers since 1988. Her thriller The Maze was her first book to place on the New York Times Hardcover Bestseller list, while The Cove spent nine weeks on the New York Times Paperback Bestseller list and sold over one million copies. Coulter generally publishes one historical romance and one suspense novel each year, and has been busily rewriting many of her earlier Regency romances to turn them into longer historical romances.
Coulter sits down at her computer every morning at 6:30 a.m. to review her email before beginning writing at 7:30 a.m. She normally finishes writing by 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Coulter lives in Sausalito, California with her husband.
The Wild Baron (1981/1997)
The Offer (1981/1997)
The Deception (1983/1999)The Sherbrooke series
The Sherbrooke Bride (1992)
The Hellion Bride (1992)
The Heiress Bride (1993)
Mad Jack (1999)
The Courtship (2000)
The Scottish Bride (2001)
The Sherbrooke Twins (2004)
Lyon's Gate (2005)
Wizards Daughter (2007)
The Prince of Ravenscar (2011)Grayson Sherbrooke's Otherworldly Adventures [e-novellas]
The Strange Visitation at Wolffe Hall (2015)
The Resident Evil at Blackthorn Manor (2016)
The Ancient Spirits of Sedgwick House (October 30, 2018)Night Trilogy
Night Fire (1989)
Night Shadow (1989)
Night Storm (1990)Legacy series
The Wyndham Legacy (1994)
The Nightingale Legacy (1995)
The Valentine Legacy (1995)The Magic Trilogy
Midsummer Magic (1987)
Calypso Magic (1988)
Moonspun Magic (1988)Single novels
The Countess (1978/1999)
The Rebel Bride (1997)
The Heir (1980)
The Duke (1997)
Lord Harry (1993/1997)Georgian
Devil's Embrace Penguin/Signet (re-issued, re-written version 5/2000)
Devil's Daughter Penguin/Signet (re-release 9/12/2000)Victorian/Early San Francisco
Evening Star Penguin/Topaz (original title Sweet Surrender)
Midnight Star Penguin/Topaz, (reissued 10/96)
Wild Star Penguin/Topaz
Jade Star Penguin/TopazMedieval
Warrior's Song (rewritten version of Chandra) Penguin/Signet
Fire Song Penguin/Signet
Earth Song Penguin/Signet
Secret Song Penguin/Signet
The Penwyth Curse (new release Jan. 2003) Berkley/Jove
The Valcourt Heiress Putnam Adult (October 2010)Viking Era
Season of the Sun Penguin/NAL/Onyx
Lord of Hawkfell Island Berkley/Jove
Lord of Raven's Peak Berkley/Jove
Lord of Falcon Ridge Berkley/JoveContemporary romance
The Aristocrat Silhouette/HarlequinContemporary romantic thrillers
False Pretenses (1988)
Beyond Eden (1992)
Born to Be Wild (2006)FBI Thrillers
The Cove. 1996.
The Maze. 1997.
The Target. 1998.
The Edge. 1999.
Hemlock Bay. 2001.
Eleventh Hour. 2002.
Point Blank. 2005.
Double Take. 2007.
Knock Out. 2009.
Split Second. 2011.
Power Play. 2014.
Vortex. 2021. [Release Date: August 10, 2021]Omnibus editionsThe Beginning. 2005. (containing The Cove & The Maze)
Double Jeopardy. 2008. (containing The Target & The Edge)
Twice Dead. 2011. (containing Riptide & Hemlock Bay)
Second Shot. 2014. (containing Eleventh Hour & Blindside)A Brit in the FBI
The Final Cut. 2013. written with J.T. Ellison
The Lost Key. 2014. written with J.T. Ellison
The End Game. 2015. written with J.T. Ellison
The Devil's Triangle. 2017. written with J.T. Ellison
The Sixth Day. 2018. written with J.T. Ellison
The Last Second. 2019. written with J.T. Ellison [Release Date: March 26, 2019]References
"Catherine Coulter". Official website.
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