Sandra Brown Biography & Facts
Sandra Lynn Brown, née Cox (born March 12, 1948) is an American bestselling author of romantic novels and thriller suspense novels. Brown has also published works under the pen names of Rachel Ryan, Laura Jordan, and Erin St. Claire.
Early life and education
Sandra Brown was born in Waco, Texas, and raised in Fort Worth. She majored in English at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, but left college in 1968 to marry her husband, Michael Brown, a former television news anchor and award-winning documentarian, for Dust to Dust. They have one son, Ryan.
After her marriage, Brown worked for KLTV in Tyler as a weathercaster, then returned to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex area where she became a reporter for WFAA-TV's version of PM Magazine.
Brown started her writing career in 1981 after her husband dared her to. Since then, she has published nearly 70 novels and had more than 50 New York Times bestsellers. In 2008, she was presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters from her alma mater, TCU.
Her novel French Silk was made into a movie, released in 1994, for television. Susan Lucci, Shari Belafonte, and Lee Horsley starred. In 2016, her novel White Hot was turned into a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original movie titled, Sandra Brown's White Hot.In 2007, she contributed to Court TV's series Murder By The Book, about the murder of Betty Gore in Wylie, Texas, on June 13, 1980.
Her book Seeing Red was published on August 17, 2017.
In August 2018, her new book Tailspin published by Grand Central landed at #7 on The New York Times bestsellers list.
As Rachel Ryan
Originally Dell Candlelight Ecstasy Romances – Single Novels1981 Love's Encore
1981 Love Beyond Reason
1982 Eloquent Silence
1982 A Treasure Worth Seeking
1983 Prime TimeAs Laura Jordan
Single novels1982 Hidden Fires (Historical Romance)
1982 The Silken WebAs Erin St. Claire
Originally published as Harlequin/Silhouette Category Romances – Single Novels1982 Not Even for Love
1983 Seduction by Design
1983 A Kiss Remembered
1983 A Secret Splendor
1984 Words of Silk
1984 Bittersweet Rain
1984 Tiger Prince
1985 Sweet Anger
1986 Above and Beyond
1986 Honor Bound
1987 Two Alone
1989 The Thrill of VictoryAstray & Devil Series1985 Led Astray
1987 The Devil's OwnAs Sandra Brown
Bantam Doubleday Dell's Loveswept Category Romance Books
Bed & Breakfast Series1983 Breakfast in Bed (Originally Loveswept # 22)
1984 Send No Flowers (Originally Loveswept # 51)Coleman Family Saga Series(Historical Romance)
1985 Sunset Embrace
1985 Another DawnMason Sisters Series1987 Fanta C (Originally Loveswept # 217)
1988 Adam's Fall (Originally Loveswept # 252)Texas! Tyler Family Saga Series1990 Texas! Lucky
1991 Texas! Chase
1991 Texas! SageSingle Title Romance Suspense/Thrillers
OmnibusThree Complete Novels: Mirror Image / Best Kept Secret / Slow Heat In Heaven (1992)
Three Complete Novels: Texas Lucky! / Texas Chase! / Texas Sage!
Crush / Hello Darkness (2006)
Heaven's Price / Breakfast in Bed / Send No Flowers (2007)
Tomorrow's Promise / Two Alone (2008)
Led Astray / Devil's Own (2010)
A Secret Splendor / Above and Beyond (2011)Awards
American Business Women's Association's Distinguished Circle of Success
A.C. Greene Award
Romance Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award
International Thriller Writers Award, "Thrillermaster", 2008Notes
Sandra Brown's official homepage
Sandra Brown at eHarlequinExternal links
Q&A With Sandra Brown AllYourTV.com
Erin St. Claire and Sandra Brown at Fantastic Fiction
Sandra Brown, Rachel Ryan, Erin St. Claire and Laura Jordan at the Internet Book List
Sandra Brown's Official Wattpad Profile
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