Stover, Deb 1957-

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STOVER, Deb 1957-

PERSONAL:

Born April 15, 1957, in Wichita, KS; daughter of Johnny (a civil servant in quality assurance) and Susan (a licensed practical nurse; maiden name, Conduff) Jackson; married David Stover (an engineer), August 6, 1976; children: Barbara Jean, Bonnie Jane, Benjamin Jackson. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Attended Rogers State University, 1984-85, and Pikes Peak Community College, 1992-93. Politics: Democrat. Religion: United Methodist. Hobbies and other interests: Hiking with her family, reading.

ADDRESSES:

Agent—Annelise Robey, Jane Rotrosen Agency, 318 East 51st St., New York, NY 10022. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Writer.

MEMBER:

Romance Writers of America (member of national board of directors, 1998-2000), Novelists Inc., Authors Guild, Authors League of America.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Readers Choice Award, favorite time travel romance of the year, Romance Readers Anonymous, c. 1997, for Almost an Angel; Heart of Romance Readers Choice Award, Coeur du Bois, 1998, for Some Like It Hotter; Reviewers Choice Award, best innovative historical romance, Romantic Times, 1999, and Readers Choice Award, best overall historical romance, Affaire de Coeur, both for Stolen Wishes; Dorothy Parker Award, Reviewers International Organization, 2000, for Another Dawn; Blue Boa Award, Peninsula chapter, Romance Writers of America, 2003, for Mulligan Stew; Book of Your Heart Contest winner, PASIC chapter, Romance Writers of America, for Dearly Departed.

WRITINGS:

ROMANCE FICTION

Shades of Rose, Pinnacle Books (New York, NY), 1995.

A Willing Spirit, Pinnacle Books (New York, NY), 1996.

Some Like It Hotter, Pinnacle Books (New York, NY), 1997.

Almost an Angel, Pinnacle Books (New York, NY), 1997.

Another Dawn, Zebra Books (New York, NY), 1999.

Stolen Wishes, Zebra Books (New York, NY), 1999.

A Matter of Trust, Zebra Books (New York, NY), 2000.

A Moment in Time, Zebra Books (New York, NY), 2000.

No Place for a Lady, Zebra Books (New York, NY), 2001.

Mulligan Stew, Jove (New York, NY), 2002.

Mulligan Magic, Jove (New York, NY), 2003.

Work represented in anthologies, including A Dangerous Magic, DAW Books (New York, NY), 1999; Some Enchanted Evening, Zebra Books (New York, NY), 2002; Vengeance Fantastic, DAW Books (New York, NY), 2002; Murder Most Romantic, 2004; and Irresistible Forces, edited by Catherine Asaro, New American Library (New York, NY), 2004.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

Dearly Departed (tentative title), a novel, publication expected in 2005; research on time travel for a trilogy about a Rocky Mountain serial killer.

SIDELIGHTS:

Deb Stover told CA: "Readers will often find characters with disabilities included in my novels, and it's important to me that those characters be portrayed as realistically as possible. People with disabilities are part of our real world and should not be taken advantage of in reality or fantasy. If I succeed in achieving that through my books, I have succeeded."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Library Journal, November 15, 1997, Kristin Ramsdell, review of Almost an Angel, p. 49.

Publishers Weekly, September 23, 1996, review of A Willing Spirit, p. 74.

ONLINE

Deb Stover Web site,http://www.debstover.com (January 14, 2004).

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