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Beverly Barton

USA (1946 - 2011)

Beverly Marie Inman was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA. Daughter of Doris Marie and Walter D. Inman Jr. A born romantic, she fell in love with The Beauty and the Beast epic at an early age, when her grandfather bought her an illustrated copy of the famous fairy tale. Even before she learned to read and write, her vivid imagination created magical words and fabulous characters inside her mind. Movies fascinated her, and by the time she was seven she was rewriting the movies she saw on television and at the local theater to give them all happy endings. By the age of nine she'd penned her first novel. She wrote short stories, TV scripts, poetry, and novels throughout high school and into college.

After her marriage to Billy Ray Beaver, the "love of her life", and the births of her two children, Beverly continued to be a voracious reader and a devoted moviegoer, but she put her writing aspirations on hold until her children were teenagers. At every age of their lives, from infancy to adulthood, the children had been a true joy to her. She devoted herself to her husband and children and considered herself one of the many selfless "supermoms" who put their family's needs first. She believed she had had it all, just not all at the same time.

In her mid-30s, Beverly returned to her former passion writing as a hobby, but before 40, she decided that she wanted to make writing a full-time career. And when she rediscovered an old dream of becoming a published writer no one was more supportive of her aspirations than her family. Her children were her greatest cheerleaders and her husband was her biggest supporter. After writing over 40 books and receiving numerous awards and nominations, as well as having books on the USA Today list and consistently on the Waldenbooks bestseller list, her career was indeed a dream come true. Having a fantastic family and fabulous friends, as well as making a living doing the one thing she had loved doing since childhood, she considered herself truly blessed. Beverly died suddenly of heart failure on 21 April 2011.

Cherokee Point
1. The Fifth Victim (2003)
2. The Last to Die (2004)
     aka Beg to Die
3. As Good As Dead (2004)

Dead by Trilogy
1. Dead By Midnight (2010)
     aka Time of Death
2. Dead By Morning (2011)
3. Dead By Nightfall (2011)
Beverly Barton Bundle (omnibus) (2012)


3, 2, 1... Married! (1999) (with Marie Ferrarella and Sharon Sala)
Special Deliveries (2001) (with Janice Kaiser)
MacKenzie's Pleasure / Defending His Own (2001) (with Linda Howard)
Beneath His Shield (2002) (with Lindsay McKenna)
Dangerous to Love (2002) (with Marie Ferrarella and Lindsay McKenna)
So This Is Christmas (2002) (with Leanne Banks, Margot Early and Sherryl Woods)
Holding Out for Her Hero (2004) (with Lindsay McKenna)
Downright Dangerous / Sweet Suspicion (2004) (with Nina Bruhns)
Forces of Nature (2004) (with Heather Graham)
Keeping Baby Secret / Passionate Proposal (2004) (with Emilie Rose)
Long Hot Summer (2004) (with Lindsay McKenna)
Laying His Claim / Awaken to Pleasure (2004) (with Nalini Singh)
Midnight Seduction / Keeping Baby Secret (2004) (with Justine Davis)
Insider / Check Mate (2004) (with Ingrid Weaver)
Expecting the Cop's Baby (2005) (with Myrna Temte)
Laying His Claim / Miss Pruitt's Private Life (2005) (with Barbara McCauley)
Ramirez's Woman / Beast Within (2005)
Her Bodyguard (2005) (with Judith Duncan)
Her Rescuer (2006) (with Eileen Wilks)
Sugar and Spice (2006) (with Joanne Fluke, Shirley Jump and Fern Michaels)
Guarding Her Body (2007) (with Lindsay McKenna)
Protecting Her (2008) (with Suzanne Brockmann)
Ready for Marriage? (2008) (with Ann Major and Anne Marie Winston)
Determined to Protect, Forbidden to Love (2009) (with Carla Cassidy and Joyce Sullivan)
Wanted: A Father for Her Baby (2009) (with Peggy Moreland and Emilie Rose)
Don't Cry / The Last to Die / Killing Her Softly (2010)
Ready for Anything, Anywhere! (2011) (with Merline Lovelace and Catherine Mann)

Beverly Barton recommends
Dead Ringer
Dead Ringer (2008)
Mary Burton
"A chilling thriller."

Demons Are a Girl's Best Friend (2011)
(Demons, book 1)
Linda Wisdom
"Sassy, sophisticated and utterly bewitching."

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