Friday, April 25, 2008

Catherine Coulter

Catherine Coulter is the author of 62 novels, including 57 New York Times bestsellers. She earned her reputation writing historical romances. Over a decade ago she added suspense thrillers to her repertoire—with great success. The Cove, the first book in Coulter’s bestselling "FBI Suspense Thriller Series" spent 9 weeks on the New York Times list and has to date sold more than 1.5 million copies. The Maze, which was reviewed in Publishers Weekly as "gripping enough to establish Coulter firmly in this genre," was Coulter’s first book to land on the Times hardcover bestsellers list. Since then, Coulter has lived up to that promise with nine additional back-to-back bestselling FBI thrillers including The Target, The Edge, Riptide, Hemlock Bay, Eleventh Hour, Blind Side, Blow Out, Point Blank, Double Take, and two omnibus editions: The Beginning, and Double Jeopardy. The summer of 2008 will see the release of the latest in the FBI series, TAILSPIN.
Catherine’s first novel, The Autumn Countess, was published at the end of 1978. She chose a Regency romance for her debut because, says Coulter, "as any published author will tell you, it’s best to limit the unknowns in a first book, and not only had I grown up reading Georgette Heyer, but I earned my M.A. degree in 19th century European History." Following The Autumn Countess, Catherine wrote six more Regency romances. In 1982 she published her first long historical, Devil’s Embrace. She has continued to write long historicals, interspersing them with hardcover contemporary novels, beginning with False Pretense in 1988.
Coulter lives with her physician husband in Marin County, California. She grew up on a horse ranch in Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas and received her Masters degree at Boston College. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, she worked on Wall Street as a speechwriter. Catherine loves to travel and ski, reads voraciously, and has a reputation for telling jokes—believing the publishing business is too crazy not to laugh.
Check out her website for more of her great books at http://www.catherinecoulter.com !

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