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Christine Merrill


Christine Merrill has wanted to be an author for as long as she can remember. But one thing stood in her way: touch typing.

Six weeks spent on an IBM Selectric in her Sophomore year of high school proved that she would never be able to produce one readable page of manuscript, much less several hundred.

Twenty years passed, and she found ways to pass the time: marrying her high school sweetheart; having two sons; and taking an assortment of jobs in professional theater costume shops, including a miserable year and a half spent styling wigs for a certain hamburger-selling clown (who shall remain nameless, since I don't want to incur the wrath of a major American corporation) and a couple of weeks working on a TV movie with one of the sexiest men alive (whose name I'm happy to drop: Mark Harmon!).

During that time, someone invented word processing, and a reliable spell checker.

Christine returned to her childhood dream, only to discover that there was more to the whole writing thing than accurate typing. The next years were spent learning to tell stories that people might want to read, and trying to find someone who wanted to buy them. Her chance came when she won the RWA's Golden Heart Competition for unpublished manuscripts. The winning story, soon to be known as THE INCONVENIENT DUCHESS, was bought by the contest judges, the delightful editors at Mills & Boon, in Richmond, Surrey.

Christine is now busy writing her fifth book, and is more than slightly jealous that her manuscripts get to visit England, while she stays home in Wisconsin.
Hephaestus Club
To Recapture a Rake (2014)
Hallowe'en Husbands (2008) (with Denise Lynn and Lisa Plumley)
A Yuletide Invitation (2008) (with Blythe Gifford)
Snowbound Bride / Their Christmas Vows / Mistletoe Wager (2008) (with Shirley Jump and Margaret McDonagh)
Pleasurably Undone! (2010) (with Louise Allen, Terri Brisbin, Diane Gaston and Michelle Willingham)
The Viscount & The Virgin / Unlacing the Innocent Miss / The Officer & The Proper Lady / Taken by the Wicked Rake (2010) (with Annie Burrows)
Halloween Temptations (2010) (with Denise Lynn and Lisa Plumley)
Regency Pleasures and Sins Part 1 (2011) (with Louise Allen, Diane Gaston, Julia Justiss, Juliet Landon and Margaret McPhee)
Regency Redemption (2011)
Christmas 2011 Trio A (2011) (with Heidi Betts, Kate Hewitt, Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery and Sarah Mallory)
One Snowy Regency Christmas (2011) (with Sarah Mallory)
A Sinful Regency Christmas (2012) (with Marguerite Kaye, Ann Lethbridge, Amanda McCabe and Bronwyn Scott)
Innocent in the Regency Ballroom (2013)
A Scandalous Regency Christmas (2013) (with Annie Burrows and Marguerite Kaye)
Regency Christmas Collection (2013) (with Louise Allen, Lucy Ashford, Elizabeth Beacon, Annie Burrows, Joanna Fulford, Anne Herries, Sophia James, Marguerite Kaye, Amanda McCabe, Barbara Monajem, Bronwyn Scott and Linda Skye)
Regency Collection 2013 Part 1 (2013) (with Louise Allen, Helen Dickson, Anne Herries, Margaret McPhee and Deb Marlowe)
The Historical 2014 Collection (2014) (with Debra Cowan, Helen Dickson, Blythe Gifford, Anne Herries and Sarah Mallory)
The Taste of Romance Collection (2014) (with Natalie Charles, Maureen Child, Cynthia Cooke, Mira Lyn Kelly, Soraya Lane, Marion Lennox, Jennie Lucas, Cassie Miles and Kira Sinclair)
Harlequin Historical March 2014 - Bundle 2 of 2 (2014) (with Helen Dickson and Sarah Mallory)
Deception in Regency Society (2014)
Regency Society (2014) (with Helen Dickson, Diane Gaston, Anne Herries, Sophia James, Marguerite Kaye, Ann Lethbridge, Amanda McCabe, Margaret McPhee, Sarah Mallory, Michelle Styles and Gail Whitiker)
Harlequin Historical October 2014 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2014) (with Kathryn Albright, Lynna Banning, Jenna Kernan and Georgie Lee)
Wish Upon a Snowflake (2014) (with Elizabeth Rolls and Linda Skye)
Regency Society Collection Part 1 (2014) (with Diane Gaston, Anne Herries, Sophia James, Amanda McCabe and Sarah Mallory)
Harlequin Historical April 2015 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2015) (with Diane Gaston and Janice Preston)
A Regency Virgin's Undoing (2015)
Regency Pride and Passions (2015) (with Louise Allen, Elizabeth Beacon, Diane Gaston, Isabelle Goddard, Anne Herries, Carla Kelly, Ann Lethbridge, Amanda McCabe, Margaret McPhee, Sarah Mallory and Carole Mortimer)
Christmas Wishes (2015) (with Laura Marie Altom, Caitlin Crews, Jacqueline Diamond, Joanna Fulford, Lynne Graham, Amanda McCabe, Sarah Mo, Lucy Monroe, Jenny Oliver, Elizabeth Rolls, Linda Skye and Kathryn Springer)
     aka Christmas Wishes Part 1


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