Bayne, Robin L. 1962-

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BAYNE, Robin L. 1962-

PERSONAL:

Born June 21, 1962, in Baltimore, MD; daughter of William and Nancy (Kelly) Wienecke; married Nelson H. Bayne (a bank officer); children: Timothy Nelson. Ethnicity: "American." Education: College of Notre Dame of Maryland, B.A., 1995. Religion: Christian. Hobbies and other interests: Reading, dancing.

ADDRESSES:

Office—c/o Author Mail, Treble Heart Books, 1284 Overlook Dr., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635-5512. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

St. Casimirs Savings Bank, Baltimore, MD, underwriter, 1999—. Also functions as a notary public.

MEMBER:

Romance Writers of America, Electronically Published Internet Connection, ACRW, EPPRO, Novelists Inc.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Lorie Award, Romance Writers of America, 2003, for Honor Bound; Eppie Award, Electronically Published Internet Connection, 2003, for Shifters.

WRITINGS:

ROMANCE NOVELS

His Brother's Child, Treble Heart Books (Sierra Vista, AZ), 1999.

The Will of Time, New Concepts Publishing, 1999.

A Matter of Life, Treble Heart Books (Sierra Vista, AZ), 2000.

Charity's Prisoner, Treble Heart Books (Sierra Vista, AZ), 2001.

Honor Bound, New Concepts Publishing, 2002.

Cougar Lake, Treble Heart Books (Sierra Vista, AZ), 2003.

OTHER

Other writings include Shifters. Contributor to "Chocolate for Women" series and "Forget Me Knots" series; contributor to other books, including Spirit Led Writer, Crumbs in the Keyboard, Penned from the Heart, and Thatch and Holly. Contributor to periodicals, including Writer's Journal. Former publisher of a literary magazine.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

From Now On, an "inspirational romance," for Treble Heart Books (Sierra Vista, AZ); research on cabinetry and furniture making, especially carpentry.

SIDELIGHTS:

Robin L. Bayne told CA: "I decided to write after finishing weekend college. Finding free time formerly used for study, I decided to write. I began with poetry, experimented with articles, essays, short stories, and even published a literary small-press magazine for two years. I found my most enjoyable stories were romances, and they sold most often. So I worked with a Writer's Digest instructor on my first novel, a time-travel romance traveling back to the U.S. Civil War.

"I try to take traditional romance themes and add a twist. In A Matter of Life, I had my heroine return to Baltimore after a ten-year absence, to discover a daughter she never knew she had. It's a 'secret baby' plot with a twist.

"I'm working on inspirational romance now, on stories which have a Christian theme. I continue to write short nonfiction pieces for anthologies. Please visit my Web site."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

ONLINE

Robin Bayne Web site,http://www.robinbayne.com (August 13, 2003).