Weale, Anne (Andrea Blake)

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WEALE, Anne
(Andrea Blake)

PERSONAL: Married Malcolm Blakeney; children: one son. Hobbies and other interests: Walking, reading, sketching, gardening, sewing, and visiting art galleries and museums.

ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, eHarlequin.com, P.O. Box 5190, Buffalo, NY 14240-5190. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Writer and journalist. Former staff reporter for Eastern Evening News, Norwich, England, Western Daily Press, Bristol, England, and Yorkshire Evening Press, York, England.

WRITINGS:

ROMANCE NOVELS

Winter Is Past, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1955, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1961.

The Lonely Shore, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1956, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1966.

The House of Seven Fountains, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1957, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1960.

Never to Love, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1958, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1962.

Sweet to Remember, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1958, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1964.

Castle in Corsica, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1959, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1960.

Hope for Tomorrow, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1959, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1965.

A Call for Nurse Templar, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1960, published as Nurse Templar, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1961.

Until We Met, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1961, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1964.

The Doctor's Daughters, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1962, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1963.

The House on Flamingo Cay, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1962, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1963.

If This Is Love, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1963, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1964.

The Silver Dolphin, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1963.

All I Ask,, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1964.

Islands of Summer, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1964, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1965.

Three Weeks in Eden, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1964.

Doctor in Malaya, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1965.

Girl about Town, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1965.

The Feast of Sara, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1965, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1966.

Christina Comes to Town, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1966.

Terrace in the Sun, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1966.

The Sea Waif, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1967.

South from Sounion, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1968.

The Man in Command, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1969.

Sullivan's Reef, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1970.

That Man Simon, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1971.

A Treasure for Life, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1972.

The Fields of Heaven, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1974.

Lord of the Sierras, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1975.

The Sun in Splendour, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1975.

Now or Never, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1978.

The River Room, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1978.

Separate Bedrooms, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1979.

Stowaway, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1979, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1983.

The Girl from the Sea, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1979.

The First Officer, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1980.

The Last Night at Paradise, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1980.

Touch of the Devil, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1980, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1982.

Blue Days at Sea, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1981.

Passage to Paxos, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1981.

Rain of Diamonds, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1981.

Bed of Roses, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1981, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1982.

Antigua Kiss, Worldwide (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1982.

Portrait of Bethany, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1982.

Wedding of the Year, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1982.

Frangipani, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1982.

All That Heaven Allows, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1983.

Ecstasy, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1983 Harlequin (New York, NY), 1984.

Flora, Worldwide (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1983.

Yesterday's Island, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1983.

Summer's Awakening, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1984.

Girl in a Golden Bed, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1986.

All My Worldly Goods, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1987.

Lost Lagoon, Century (London, England), 1987.

Night Train, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1987.

Neptune's Daughter, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1987.

Catalan Christmas, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1988.

Do You Remember Babylon?, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1989, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1990.

Time and Chance, Century (London, England), 1989, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1990.

The Fountain of Delight, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1990.

Thai Silk, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1990.

Sea Fever, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1990.

Pink Champagne, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1991.

Footprints in the Sand, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1992.

The Singing Tree, Mills & Boon (London, England), 1992.

The Man from Madrid, Harlequin (New York, NY), 2004.

Also author of Turkish Delights, 1993, Tequila Sunrise, 1994, Seascape, 1995, Never Go Back, 1995, Sophie's Secret, 1996, A Night to Remember, 1996, A Marriage Has Been Arranged, 1997, The Youngest Sister, 1997, The Impatient Virgin, 1998, The Bartered Bride, 1998, Sleepless Nights, 1999, Desert Honeymoon, 1999, Worthy of Marriage, 2000, A Spanish Honeymoon, 2002, and Sea Change, 2002.

ROMANCE NOVELS; UNDER PSEUDONYM ANDREA BLAKE

September in Paris, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1963.

Now and Always, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1964.

Whisper of Doubt, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1965.

Night of the Hurricane, Harlequin (New York, NY), 1965.

OTHER

Columnist, "Bookworm on the Net," for Bookseller (magazine).

SIDELIGHTS: Anne Weale is a prolific romance novelist who has written dozens of romances and has used her extensive world travels as background for her stories. She has written tales set in England, New England, Fiji, Thailand, Europe, and other locations, and is noted for her detailed descriptions of place. Her novel Yesterday's Island, for example, is set on Nantucket, an island off the coast of Massachusetts that once served as a major port for whaling ships. In addition to the romantic story told in Yesterday's Island, readers of the novel can also learn a great deal about whaling and the history and customs of the historic port.

Weale told CA: "I was first published in my twenties. In the early years of my career I observed the restrictions imposed by magazine editors who paid high fees for serialization rights. Later, when I was established, I wrote three ground-breaking novels, Blue Days at Sea (1981), which had the first black hero and heroine in a Mills & Boon romance, followed by Antigua Kiss (1982), and Ecstasy (1983), which helped to pave the way for more realistic love scenes than had been permitted earlier. My recent romances have been inspired by the village in Spain which is my winter home. I spend the summer months on an island off the coast of France. I'm still an enthusiastic traveler in my mid-seventies, and my most recent journey was to the High Atlas Mountains in North Africa."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

BOOKS

Twentieth-Century Romance and Historical Writers, 3rd edition, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 1994.

PERIODICALS

Publishers Weekly, October 5, 1990, Sybil Steinberg, review of The Fountain of Delight, p. 90.

ONLINE

eHarlequin.com, http://www.eharlequin.com/ (March 2, 2005), interview with Weale.

RomanticTimes.com, http://www.romantictimes.com/ (March 14, 2005), Kimberley Harvey, review of The Man from Madrid and A Spanish Honeymoon; Shannon Short, reviews of Worthy of Marriage, Desert Honeymoon, A Marriage Has Been Arranged, and The Bartered Bride.

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