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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuirning On Those Writing Lights

“Once I started to write, it was like all the lights came on. I was always making up stories in my head. I was a daydreamer. I didn't start as a child, but once I started, I couldn't stop. It was compulsive.” – Sandra Brown

Born on this date in 1948, Brown is the bestselling author of both romantic novels and thriller suspense novels under her own name and the pen names Rachel Ryan, Laura Jordan, and Erin St. Claire.   She is the only writer to win both the Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award and the International Thriller Writers “Thrillermaster” Award.

Born in Waco, TX, Brown grew up in Fort Worth where she studied at Texas Christian University, majoring in English before leaving college to get married in 1968 to Michael Brown, a former television news anchor and award-winning documentarian (for Dust to Dust)
                                              A news reporter for many years, she started creative writing in the early 1980s after her husband dared her to give it a try.  Since then she’s published more than 70 books, 50 of which have hit the New York Times’ Bestseller List including her 2018 smash hit Tailspin.

“When I set out to write,” she said,  “I see it very visually. I almost feel like a reporter. I'm relating what I'm seeing and hearing, so it's kind of watching a play for me.”

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