Already a successful romance novelist in the 1980s, Sandra
Brown struck gold when she pushed past the category’s boundaries to take chances with more intricate plotting, richer
characters, and surprising plot twists. Her string of bestsellers feature strong, capable career women in extreme circumstances.
In 1979, Sandra Brown lost her job at a television program
and decided to give writing a try. She bought an armful of romance novels and writing books, set up a typewriter on a card
table and wrote her first novel. Harlequin passed but Dell bit, and Brown was off and writing, publishing her works under
an assortment of pseudonyms.
From such modest beginnings, Brown has evolved
into multimillion publishing empire of one, the CEO of her own literary brand; she towers over the landscape of romantic fiction.
Brown has used her growing clout to insist her publishers drop the bosom-and-biceps covers and has added more intricate subplots,
suspense, and even unhappy endings to her work. The result: A near-constant presence on The New York Times bestsellers
list. In 1992, she had three on the list at the same time, joining that exclusive club of Stephen King, Tom Clancy, J. K.
Rowling, and Danielle Steel.
Excerpted from Barnes and Noble, Meet the Author. See more at http://www.bn.com
Also learn more about Sandra Brown and her books at http://www.simonandschuster.com
Sandra Brown's web page www.sandrabrown.net