USA Today best selling author Maureen Child is the author of more than ninety romance novels and novellas. Maureen is a five time nominee for the prestigious Rita award from Romance Writers of America.
One of her novels, A POCKETFUL OF PARADISE, was made into a CBS-TV movie called The Soul Collector, starring Melissa Gilbert, Bruce Greenwood and Ossie Davis.
Maureen was not only on the Texas set to watch her characters come to life in front of the cameras, she was also tossed into the last scene by her husband and the producer, who both thought this would be a fun way to humiliate an author!
When her kids were small, Maureen started writing as not only a way to stay sane, but in the hopes of finding a job she could do and stay at home with them. Sanity is still an issue, but she did manage to write her way into a career she wouldn’t trade for anything.
Over the years, she’s written under lots of different names and she prefers the term ‘pseudonym’ to ‘alias’. As Ann Carberry, she wrote western historical romances. As Kathleen Kane, she wrote not only Americana romances, but western paranormal romances as well. As Sarah Hart, she wrote one really spectacular western paranormal that is still one of her favorites. And once, Ann Carberry even wrote a Victorian historical which she absolutely loved doing.
Under her own name, Maureen writes short contemporary novels for Silhouette Desire—books she loves to write because of their fast pace and condensed story telling. Maureen is also writing funny, contemporary paranormal romances for NAL and darker paranormal stories for Silhouette Nocturne.
Life is busy but when she isn’t writing you can find Maureen sitting under her ‘thinking tree’, coming up with new ideas for even more stories. When she isn’t dreaming up a new book or writing a current one, Maureen loves to travel. Her favorite vacation spot is Ireland, with Scotland coming in a very close second. She and her husband love a good road trip and Maureen’s looking forward to the day when she can actually drive to Ireland. Talk about the best of both worlds!
Maureen lives with her family in Southern California and loves to hear from her readers.
- Ready For King's Seduction - October 2011, (Harlequin Desire - #2113)
- Temporary Mrs. King, The - December 2011, (Harlequin Desire - #2125)
- To Kiss A King - February 2012, (Harlequin Desire - #2137)
- Bourbon Street Blues
- Captured By The Billionaire
- Expecting Lonergan's Baby
- A Fiend In Need
- Finding You/Knowing You (2 in 1)
- Fortune's Legacy
- Have Bride Need Groom
- His Baby!
- Jackson's Mail Order Bride
- Kiss Me Cowboy!
- The Last Reilly Standing
- The Last Santini Virgin
- Last Virgin In California
- The Littlest Marine
- Lost In Sensation
- Loving You
- Man Beneath The Uniform
- The Marine And The Debutante
- Marine Under The Mistletoe
- Marooned With A Marine
- Maternity Bride
- Mom In Waiting
- More Than Fiends
- The Next Santini Bride
- The Non-Commissioned Baby
- The Oldest Living Married Virgin
- The Part Time Wife
- Prince Charming In Dress Blues
- The Royal Treatment
- Run Wild My Heart
- Satisfying Lonergan's Honor
- Scorned By The Boss
- The SEAL's Surrender
- Seduced By The Rich Man
- Shotgun Grooms
- Sleeping With The Boss
- Society Page Seduction
- Some Kind Of Wonderful
- Strictly Longergan's Business
- The Surprise Christmas Bride
- The Tempting Mrs. Reilly
- Turn My World Upside Down
- Vanished, Jan. 08
- Whatever Reilly Wants
- “Christmas Cravings” - Holiday With A Vampire, 2007 (Silhouette Nocturne)
- "Love is Murder" - In Too Deep
- One More
- Paper Hearts
- Perfect Secrets
- "Summer in Savannah" - With A Twist
- Ready For King's Seduction - October 2011, (Harlequin Desire #2113)
- The Temporary Mrs. King - December 2011, (Harlequin Desire #2125)
- To Kiss A King - February 2012, (Harlequin Desire #2137)
Reasons For Revenge
- Scorned By The Boss - August 2007, (Silhouette Desire #1816)
- Seduced By The Rich Man - Silhouette Desire #1820 September 2007
- Captured By The Billionaire - Silhouette Desire #1826 October 2007
Series Contributed To
- 2000 Career Achievement Award Winner - Romantic Times Magazine - Historical New Reality
- 2008 RITA® finalist in the RITA®: Best Romantic Novella category with her story "Christmas Cravings"
Books (By Release Date)
|Order of Release||Novella/Book Title||Release Date||Publisher||Note|
|1||Ready For King's Seduction||2011, October||HD #2113||Book #9 in the Kings Of California series.|
|1||The Temporary Mrs. King||2011, December||HD #2125||Book #10 in the Kings Of California series.|
|2||To Kiss A King||2012, February||HD #2137||Book #11 in the Kings Of California series.|