Ever wonder where authors are who seemed to have disappeared? I do. Especially when I’m procrastinating, like now, like when I have an eHarlequin online read due in 17 days and I’m waiting for the deadline to get a little closer so that I can feel adequately insane while I’m writing it. Sometimes, it’s easy to figure out where authors went. LaVyrle Spencer famously retired some years ago. Recently, Maggie Osborne announced her retirement. Then there are others where you are just left wondering……..
I sold my first book to Meteor Kismet Romance and there was a prolific Kismet author at the time named Lacey Dancer. Later, she published some Precious Gems, also under the name Lacey Dancer, then that was the last I heard of her. I found this site, and if you’re a book collector, they have extensive book collecting tips and some really cool old covers that lost me in nostalgia for awhile checking them out.
Back in the 80s when I was dreaming of writing romance someday these were some of lines I loved to read–Candlelight, Second Chance at Love, Tapestry….. According to this site, Lacey Dancer used to write under the name Sara Chance for Silhouette in the 80’s, and also wrote as Sydney Ann Clary. No clue to what she’s doing now, though.
Fayrene Preston wrote dozens of Loveswepts. I remember how awed I was to “meet” her on the Loveswept authors email list after I sold to Loveswept. After Loveswept went under, she did some Desires. She hasn’t had anything out in several years, though, so I have no clue where she is now–but I did come across this old cover of hers. The Loveswept authors called these the “Kleenex box” covers. I was thrilled that they dropped that look before my Loveswept came out. All the Kleenex box books looked the same, which may have contributed to the line’s demise.
Then the other day, I was wondering–where did Dara Joy go? Remember Knight of a Trillion Stars? Ahhh. I loved that book. So, what happened to her? I may be the last to know, but if you’re like me and haven’t heard, this is Dara’s side, and to be fair, this is Dorchester’s side.
And all I have to say is— :shocked: