Burton, Rebecca B(rown) 1940-

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BURTON, Rebecca B(rown) 1940-

(Rebecca Winters)

PERSONAL: Born February 14, 1940, in Salt Lake, UT; daughter of John Z., Jr. (an obstetrician and gynecologist) and Kathryn (a homemaker and pianist; maiden name Hyde) Brown; children: Wilford, John, Dominique Jessop, Maxim. Education: University of Utah, B.A. (French, education), 1962. Religion: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon). Hobbies and other interests: Genealogy.

ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, Harlequin Enterprises, Ltd., 300 East 42nd St., New York, NY 10017. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Novelist. Granite School District, Salt Lake, UT, French teacher, 1987-99.

MEMBER: Romance Writers of America (member, Utah chapter).

AWARDS, HONORS: Sons of the Utah Pioneers writing award, 1978, for original story of a pioneer; three Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice awards; named Utah Writer of the Year, 1995; Romantic Times Career Achievement Award nomination, 1997; various other awards.

WRITINGS:

By Love Divided, Leisure Books (New York, NY), 1979.

The Loving Season, Leisure Books (New York, NY), 1979.

To Love Again, Heritage Romance, 1987.

UNDER NAME REBECCA WINTERS

Blind to Love, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1989.

Fully Involved, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1990.

The Story Princess, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1991.

Rites of Love, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1991.

Rescued Heart, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1991.

Blackie's Woman, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1991.

The Marriage Bracelet, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1992.

Meant for Each Other, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1992.

Both of Them, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1992.

Hero on the Loose, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1993.

Bride of My Heart, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1994.

The Mermaid Wife, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1994.

The Rancher and the Redhead, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1994.

The Nutcracker Prince, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1994.

A Man for All Time, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1995.

The Baby Business, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1995.

The Wrong Twin, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1995.

Return to Sender, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1995.

For Better, for Worse, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1996.

Kit and the Cowboy, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1996.

The Badlands Bride, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1996.

Not without My Child, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1996.

Strangers When We Meet, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1997.

No Wife Required, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1997.

Second-best Wife, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1997.

Laura's Baby, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1997.

Three Little Miracles, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1997.

Deborah's Son, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1998.

Until There Was You, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1998.

Baby in a Million, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1998.

Bride by Day, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1998.

A Daddy for Christmas, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1998.

Undercover Husband, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1999.

Undercover Baby, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1999.

Undercover Bachelor, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1999.

Undercover Fiancee, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1999.

If He Could See Me Now, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1999.

The Family Way, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1999.

Husband Potential, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2000.

The Faithful Bride, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2000.

The Unknown Sister, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2000.

Sarah's First Christmas (anthology), Harlequin (New York, NY), 2000.

The Billionaire and the Baby, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2000.

His Very Own Baby, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2001.

The Baby Discovery, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2001.

Accidentally "Yours," Harlequin (New York, NY), 2001.

The Toddler's Tale, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2001.

My Private Detective, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2001.

Husband for a Year, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2001.

Claiming His Baby, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2001.

Beneath a Texas Sky, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2002.

The Bridegroom's Vow, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2002.

The Prince's Choice, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2002.

She's My Mom, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2002.

The Baby Dilemma: Philippe's Story Harlequin (New York, NY), 2002.

The Tycoon's Proposition, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2002.

Another Man's Wife, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2003.

Bride Fit for a Prince, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2003.

Rush to the Altar, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2003.

Manhattan Merger, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2003.

Home to Copper Mountain, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2003.

WORK IN PROGRESS: More romance novels.

SIDELIGHTS: Rebecca B. Burton told CA: "I love to write. I have to write. That's why I do it. I'm influenced by everything I read, smell, see, hear about; people I meet at home and during my travels; my children and family, my teaching experiences in the classroom—all of this influences me. My writing process starts with a scene between the hero and heroine that comes into my mind. I play with it and flesh it out until it becomes a story. The Norwegian novel I'm working on came about because I love foreign heroes and thought it was time to try one who isn't from the Mediterranean area. I love Edward Grieg's music, so I picked Norway. I lived in Switzerland for a year when I was seventeen with girls from all over the world. I learned to speak fluent French and traveled everywhere. I lived with my foreign friends in their countries when on vacations. Those experiences gave me a wealth of knowledge and my eyes were opened. There came a day when all the memories I had stored inside had to come out. It's all there in my various novels. I'm writing on all kinds of themes these days, even issues that I might not have chosen at the beginning of my career. For example, I've written two romances with the Holocaust as a background element that drives the plots."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

ONLINE

Rebecca Winters Web site,http://www.rebeccawintersauthor.com (September 4, 2003).

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