Barbara Delinsky started out her writing career creating novels for the category romance genre, partly under pseudonyms; but she has evolved into a name-brand all her own, praised by romance fans for the layered plotting and the complex characters on display in literally dozens of bestsellers.
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Also Known As:
Billie Douglass, Bonnie Drake; born Ruth Greenberg
Date of Birth:
August 9, 1945
Place of Birth:
B.A. in Psychology, Tufts University, 1967; M.A. in Sociology, Boston College, 1969
Best Contemporary Romance for Finger Prints, Romantic Times, 1984; Special Achievement Award for Best Contemporary Novel for Commitments, Romantic Times, 1988
|She doesn't like traveling far from home for book tours, but Delinsky goes slightly above and beyond the call of duty on her web site when it comes to communicating with her readers. She recently held a maple syrup recipe contest and sent the winner a "Mapled in Lake Henry" apron (a reference to her Lake News); and to a letter writer who catches her eye, a "Barbara Delinsky likes MY writing!" T-shirt.|
|Poppy Returns||Real-Life Advice, and Action|
|An Accidental Woman|
In her 70th novel, Delinsky revisits Lake Henry, New Hampshire and Poppy Blake from her popular novel Lake News. Wheelchair-bound heroine Blake finds her best friend accused of murder, and the handsome journalist she met in Lake News, Griffin Hughes, returns to help -- and to win her over.
|Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors|
Delinsky's own experience with breast cancer led to this title, her first nonfiction foray. Drawing on the collective coping mechanisms of the disease's "sisterhood," she offers both inspiration and a practical guide to survival. Delinsky earmarked profits from the book for breast cancer research.
|Photo by John Earle||