Kerstan, Lynn

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KERSTAN, Lynn

PERSONAL: Born in Paris, TN. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Attended University of San Diego and Catholic University of America.


ADDRESSES: Home—Coronado, CA 92118. Agent— c/o Author Mail, Penguin Putnam, Penguin Group, Inc., 375 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014. E-mail— [email protected]


CAREER: Writer. Also worked as a college professor, folk singer, travel manager, professional bridge player, and nun.


MEMBER: Romance Writers of America (member of board of directors, 1999-2003).

AWARDS, HONORS: RITA Award, Romance Writers of America, 1996, for Gwen's Christmas Ghost.


WRITINGS:

ROMANCE NOVELS

A Spirited Affair, Zebra Books (New York, NY), 1993.

Lady in Blue, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1995.

(With Alicia Rasley) Gwen's Christmas Ghost, Zebra Books (New York, NY), 1995.

Raven's Bride, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1996.

A Midnight Clear, Signet (New York, NY), 1997.

Francesca's Rake, Ballantine (New York, NY), 1997.

Celia's Grand Passion, Signet (New York, NY), 1998.

Lucy in Disguise, Ballantine (New York, NY), 1998.

Marry in Haste, Ballantine (New York, NY), 1998.

Lord Dragoner's Wife, Signet (New York, NY), 1999.

The Golden Leopard, Penguin Putnam (New York, NY), 2002.

Heart of the Tiger, Penguin Putnam (New York, NY), 2003.

The Silver Lion, Penguin Putnam (New York, NY), 2003.


WORK IN PROGRESS: A trilogy of historical romantic adventure novels featuring Black Phoenix, a secret organization dedicated to righting wrongs.


SIDELIGHTS: Lynn Kerstan told CA: "Before becoming a full-time writer, I was from time to time a college professor, folk singer, travel manager, professional bridge player, and nun. A dedicated traveler and lover of history, I write romantic adventures set in early nineteenth-century England, where intrepid women and elegant, dangerous men are to be found."


BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, September 15, 2002, Maria Hatton, review of The Golden Leopard, p. 214.

Library Journal, November 15, 1995, Kristin Ramsdell, review of Gwen's Christmas Ghost, p. 62; May 15, 1997, Kristin Ramsdell, review of Francesca's Rake, p. 68; November 15, 2002, Kristin Ramsdell, review of The Golden Leopard, p. 59.