Fox, Rosaline 1939- (Roz Denny; Roz Denny Fox)

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FOX, Rosaline 1939-
(Roz Denny; Roz Denny Fox)


PERSONAL: Born May 30, 1939, in McMinnville, OR; daughter of Wilbur (a machinist) and Anna (a homemaker; maiden name, Cork) Loban; married Denzell Fox (an engineer), July 25, 1959; children: Kelly Fox Reinart, Korynna Fox Hesketh. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Shoreline Community College, certificate in travel and tourism. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Christian. Hobbies and other interests: Reading, sewing, hiking, quilting.


ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, Harlequin Enterprises Ltd., 225 Duncan Mill Rd., Don Mills, Ontario M3B 3K9, Canada. E-mail—[email protected]


CAREER: Worked as a registrar at an elementary school in Phoenix, AZ, for five years; Pediatric Associates, Seattle, WA, office manager for twelve years; Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA, administrative assistant, 1985-90; Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX, secretary, 1991-94; writer, 1994—. Volunteer for institutions and organizations devoted to diabetes, cancer, and children's issues.


MEMBER: Romance Writers of America, Beta Sigma Phi.


WRITINGS:


ROMANCE NOVELS; UNDER PSEUDONYM ROZ DENNY


Red Hot Pepper, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1990.

Romantic Notions, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1991.

The Cinderella Coach, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1992.

Stubborn As a Mule, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1993.

Island Child, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1994.

Some Like It Hotter, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1994.


ROMANCE NOVELS; UNDER PSEUDONYM ROZ DENNY FOX


Major Attraction, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1995.

Christmas Star, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1995.

The Water Baby, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1996.

Trouble at Lone Spur, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1996.

Sweet Tibby Mack, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1997.

Anything You Can Do . . . , Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1998.

Having It All, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1998.

Mad about the Major, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1999.

The Lyon Legacy: Novella 2, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1999.

Family Fortune, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 1999.

Welcome to My Family, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2000.

Baby, Baby, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2000.

Mom's the Word, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2000.

Who Is Emerald Monday, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

The Baby Cop, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

Lost but Not Forgotten, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

Wide Open Spaces, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2002.

The Seven Year Secret, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2002.

Someone to Watch over Me, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2003.

The Secret Daughter, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2003.

Married in Haste, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2003.

A Cowboy at Heart, Harlequin Enterprises (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada), 2004.


WORK IN PROGRESS: Research for four new stories.


SIDELIGHTS: Rosaline Fox told CA: "Like most writers, I developed a love of reading at an early age. The library was my home away from home.


"I didn't begin writing until after I was married and had my family. In fact, my youngest daughter and her friends said I wrote good newsletters for the school, why didn't I write a book? Since I always had characters running around inside my head, I decided to give writing a book a try. I first thought I might like to write a western, but I worked full-time and had a busy life raising a family. I found I bogged down in doing historical research. The girls were reading a lot of contemporary romance and suggested I do one of those. I liked the happy endings in romance fiction and set about pulling together a story.


"The characters I choose are what influences the stories I tell. I like to take ordinary people, give them extraordinary problems to deal with, and reward them with a partner worthy of everlasting love. I believe a majority of readers want to believe that there's a perfect mate for everyone.


"Characters come to me first, then I have to find a setting and a plot for them. I develop character and setting worksheets, and then write a full synopsis of how the story might flow. Of course when a writer gets into a book it sometimes deviates from the original synopsis. But I find it a necessary tool for me to have the endgame in sight. Once I start a book, I write at least six hours a day until the project is finished. I revise both as I go and again after I reread the entire manuscript."