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Ann Dabney: Contemporary Romance Novels: * A Lifetime to Love [CR #242] Portia Da Costa: Portia Da Costa's Home Page Shira Daemon: nothing on the web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Jillian Dagg: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Contemporary Romance Novels: * Talisman [LIL #29, Apr 1993] Mary Daheim: also writes Mystery/Suspense; Historical Romance Novels: * Destiny's Pawn [Apr 1984] * Love's Pirate [July 1983] * Passion's Triumph [Apr 1988] * Pride's Captive [1986] * King's Ransom [HH #54, Sep 1990] * Improbable Eden [HH #87, Aug 1991] * Gypsy Baron [HH #142, Sep 1992] Roald Dahl (13 Sep 1916-1990), major mystery/fantasy/mainstream author for both children and adults Can any of his books be considered a Romance? Betty Dahlin: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Lesson in Love * Listen to the Roses * Roman Butterfly Janet Dailey: "The #1 Best-Selling Female Author in North America and Third Best-Selling Author in the World!" [says her website] Janet Dailey's Home Page Born in 1944; attended secretarial school; worked with her construction/land development husband Bill. Janet wrote her first novel in 1974 when Beill challenged her to write better Romance novels than the ones she was reading. Everyt title of hers since 1979 has ht the New York Times bestseller list. There are over 325,000,000 copies of her novels in print, worldwide, and these have been translated into 19 languages and sold in 98 countries. Claudia Dain: Historical Romance Novels: * The Holding [Mar 2001] * A Kiss to Die For [Mar 2003] * The Marriage Bed [Nov 2001] * Tell Me Lies [Mar 2000] * The Temptation [Dec 2003] * To Burn [Apr 2002] * The Willing Wife [Oct 2002] Contemporary Romance Novels: * Every Square Inch [Oct 2000] * Union [Nov 2001] Christina Dair: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Winning Ways [SC #217, Sep 1984] * Tempting Patience [SC #319, Feb 1986] * Nights in Shining Splendor [SC #427, Nov 1987] * A Will of Her Own [SSE #666, Apr 1991] * Hesitant Hero [SSE #917, Oct 1994] Romantic Suspense Novels: * Deadly Desires [July 1994] Elizabeth Daish: also writes Mystery/Suspense; Contemporary Romance Novels: * The Clouded Mountain [June 2000] * A Portrait in Pastel * Summer Romance [Feb 2000] * Water in the Desert [June 2002] Gothic Romance Novels: * The Cross of Sarah * Minaret of Clay * A Touch of Silk Embroidery Other: * The Bronze Madonna [Aug 2002] Celia Dale: also writes Mystery/Suspense; Contemporary Romance Novels: * Act of Love * Deception * Helping Hand * The Innocent Party * Lovers and Other People * Other People * A Spring of Love Jennifer Dale: also known as Marianne Cole; Contemporary Romance Novels: * Tender Rhapsody [RR #7, Feb 1983] * Remember My Love [RR #17, May 1983] * Frostfire [RR #27, July 1983] Maxine Dale: Contemporary Romance Novels: * This Tangled Web [BRR #133] Ruth Jean Dale: best known for these Romance Novel series: * Gone to Texas! * The Camerons of Colorado * The Taggarts of Texas Contemporary Romance Novels: * Something Borrowed, Something Blue * Wake-Up Call * Raining Violets * One in a Million * The Purrfect Man * Something About Ewe * The Seven Year Itch * A Royal Pain * Shane's Last Stand * Society Page * Fireworks * Showdown! * Wild Horses * Runaway Wedding * A Simple Texas Wedding * Runaway Honeymoon * Breakfast in Bed * Dash to the Alter * Bachelor Available! * Parents Wanted * Fiance Wanted! * Kids, Critters and Cupid * The Cupid Chronicles * Cupid's Revenge * Golden Anniversary * Family Secrets * Hitched! * Trading Places * Extra! Extra! * Together Again * One More Chance * A Million Reasons Why * The Red-Blooded Yankee! * A Cupid Conspiracy * A Private Eyeful * The Wrangler's Woman * Almost a Cowboy * The Cowgirl's Man Historical Romance Novels: * The More the Merrier * Legend! Jacquie D'Alessandro: Member of Romance Writers of America; Jacquie D'Alessandro's Home Page Kit Daley: also known as: Margaret Daley, Shauna Michaels, Patti Moore, Margaret Ripy; Contemporary Romance Novels: * Promised Portrait * Dance for Two [CER #205, Jan 1984] * And One Makes Five [CER #293, Dec 1984] * In Defense of Passion [CER #352, July 1985] * Midnight Secrets [CER #424, Apr 1986] * Sweeter Tomorrows [CES #97, Nov 1985] * The Night and Always [CES #128, June 1986] * Danger in Paradise [CES #156, Jan 1987] * Dangerous Hideaway [CES #172, May 1987] * Orchids of Passion [CES #181, Aug 1987] Kit Daley's Home Page Margaret Daley: see Kit Daley; Contemporary Romance Novels: * The Power of Love * Family for Keeps * Sadie's Hero * The Courage to Dream * What the Heart Knows Georgia Dallas: Inspirational Romance Novels: * Band of Gold Athena G. Dallas-Damis: Historical Romance Novels: * Island of the Winds * Windswept Emma Dally: Historical Romance Novels: * Passage of Seasons Clare Dalton: Contemporary Romance Novels: * The Second Life of Cecily Pride Elyse Dalton: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Mirror of the Heart Emily Dalton: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Make Room for Daddy * Heaven Can Wait * Elise & the Hotshot Lawyer * Wake Me With a Kiss * Marley and Her Scrooge * Dream Baby * Sign Me, Speechless in Seattle * Instant Daddy * A Precious Inheritance * A Baby for Lord Rode * Professor and the Pregnant Nanny * A Country Chit * An Infamous Sea Bath * Beauty and the Beastie * A Heavenly Houseguest * Lily and the Lion Gena Dalton: also known as Genell Dellin; Contemporary Romance Novels: * Stranger at the Crossroads * Midnight Faith * Long Way Home * Sorrel Sunset * April Encounter * Wild Passions * Cherokee Fire Genell Dellin's Home Page Jackie Dalton: Gothic Romance Novels: * Dark Lullaby * Forbidden Treasures Jennifer Dalton: also known as Monica Barrie; also known as Marilyn Davids; Historical Romance Novels: * Run on the Wind * Whispers of Destiny Margot Dalton: also writes Mystery/Suspense; Romantic Suspense Novels: * Tangled Lives [1996] Contemporary Romance Novels: * White Lies and valentines * Lonnie's Secret * To Hire and to Hold * Cowboys and Cabernet * Even the Nights Are Better * New Way to Fly * Mustang Heart * Southern Nights * Never Givin' Up on Love * The Heart Won't Lie * French Twist * Best Man in Wyoming * Under Prairie Skies * Sagebrush and Sunshine * Magic and Moonbeams * Ask Me Anything * Three Waifs and a Daddy * Sunflower * Tumbleweed * Juniper * Daniel and the Lion * Another Woman * Angels in the Light * Kim & the Cowboy * The Secret Years * Man of My Dreams * The Hiding Place * A Family Likeness * Memories of You * Cottonwood Creek * A Man I Used to Know * In Plain Sight * Consequences * The Newcomer Pamela Dalton: has a website that throws you into an ad site; Contemporary Romance Novels: * Who's Been Sleeping In Her Bed? [SIM #1020, July 2000] * Strategically Wed [SIM #1150, May 2002] * The Prodigal Husband [SR #957, Aug 1993] * A Second Chance at Marriage [SR #1100, Aug 1995] * And Baby Makes Six [SR #1234, July 1997] Pat Dalton: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Winds of Destiny * Twice in a Lifetime [SC #368, Oct 1986] * Conspiracy of Hearts [SC #406, May 1987] * Close Scrutiny [SC #433, Feb 1988] * Close to Sunrise [SC #472, Oct 1989] Priscilla Dalton: also known as Michael Avallone (Mystery/Suspense author), Jean-Anne De Pre, Dorothea Nile, Edwina Noone; Gothic Romance Novels: * 90 Grammercy Park [1965] * The Darkening Willows [1965] * The Silent, Silken Shadows [1965] Barbara Daly: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Great Genes! [Nov 1999] * Never Say Never! [Aug 2000] * Are You For Real? [Feb 2002] * You Call This Romance? [Feb 2002] * Home Improvement [Jan 1999] * A Long Hot Christmas [Dec 2001] * Too Hot to Handle [July 2002] * Mistletoe Over Manhattan [Dec 2003] * A Fine Romance [Dec 1998] * Three for the Road [May 1999] Saralyn Daly: Historical Romance Novels: * In the Web * Love's Joy, Love's Pain [June 1984] Helen Dalzell: Contemporary Romance Novels: * In Search of Mary Ann [HPR #27] * Not the Marrying Kind [HR #2570, Sep 1983] Kate Damon: also known as Margaret Brownley, Megan Brownley; Historical Romance Novels: * Bitter Fruit * Napa Margaret Brownley's Home Page Lee Damon: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Again the Magic * Summer Sunrise [Oct 1984] * Laugh With Me, Love With Me [May 1983] * Lady Laughing Eyes [Feb 1984] Natalie J. Damschroder: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Hunter's Song [July 2000] Amber Dana: Contemporary Romance Novels: * The Kiss of Life [May 1999] Erin Dana: also known as Nancy Elliott, Ellen Langtry; Contemporary Romance Novels: * Footprints in the Sand [CES #139, Sep 1986] * For the Love of Jade [CES #182, Aug 1987] Rose Dana: also known as Leslie Ames; also known as Marilyn Carter; also known as Ruth Dorset; also known as Ann Gilmer; also known as Miriam Leslie; also known as Diana Randall; also known as Ellen Randolph; also known as Clarissa Ross; also known as Dan Ross (and writes Speculative Fiction in this name); also known as Dana Ross; also known as W. E. D. Ross; also known as Jane Rossiter; also known as Rose Williams; Contemporary Romance Novels: * Arctic Nurse * Bermuda Nurse * Down East Nurse * Homecoming Nurse * Network Nurse * Night Club Nurse * Nurse in Jeopardy * Operating Room Nurse * Department Store Nurse * Construction Camp Nurse Iris Danbury: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Illyrian Summer [HPT #1, 1965] * Doctor at Drumlochan [HR #1137, Sep 1967] * Rendezvous in Lisbon [HR #1178, Feb 1968] * Bride of Kylsaig [HR #1211, June 1968] * Doctor at Villa Ronda [HR #1257, Dec 1968] * Hotel by the Loch [HR #1301, May 1969] * Hotel Belvedere [HR #1331, Sep 1969] * Isle of Pomegranates [HR #1372, Feb 1970] * Feast of the Candles [HR #1398, May 1970] * Serenade at Santa Rosa [HR #1439, Oct 1970] * Island of Mermaids [HR #1461, Jan 1971] * Chateau of Pines [HR #1485, Apr 1971] * Summer Comes to Albarosa [HR #1519, Aug 1971] * Legend of Roscano [HR #1558, Jan 1972] * Jacaranda Island [HR #1620, Sep 1972] * Mandolins of Montori [HR #1671, Mar 1973] * The Silver Stallion [HR #1771, Apr 1974] * The Fires of Torretta [HR #1804, Aug 1974] * The Amethyst Meadows [HR #1837, Dec 1974] * A Pavement of Pearl [HR #1873, May 1975] * The Windmill of Kalakos [HR #2011, Oct 1976] * The Scented Island [HR #2042, Feb 1977] * The Painted Palace [HR #2122, Dec 1977] Lacey Dancer: also known as Sherry Carr, Sara Chance, Sydney Ann Clary; Contemporary Romance Novels: * Silent Enchantment [Aug 1990] * Diamond on Ice * Sunlight on Shadows * 13 days of Luck * Flight of the Swan * Baby Makes Five * Forever Joy * Lightning Strikes Twice * His Woman's Gift * Silke * Caprice * Leora * Noelle [Aug 1996] Eve Dane: also known as Elizabeth Darrell; also known as Edna Dawes; also known as Eleanor Drew; also known as Emma Drummond; Contemporary Romance Novels: * A Lion by the Mane * Shadows in the Fire * The Vaaldorp Diamond Lisa Dane: Historical Romance Novels: * Diamonds and Denim [June 1992] * Ribbons and Rawhide [Dec 1992] * Silk and Stone [1993] Utta Danella: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Those Von Tallien Women Christine D'angelo: Contemporary Romance Novels: * A Child is Waiting [SIM #509, July 1993] Amy Danicic: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Kiss the Bride [PRG #277, May 2000] Elaine Daniel: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Cindarella Season [COL #5, Apr 1982] Megan Daniel: Time Travel Romance Novels: * All the Time We Need [Oct 1983] * The Christmas Portrait [AN #218, Nov 1993] Regency Romance Novels: * Amelia * The American Bride * Miss Pennington's Choice * The Queen of Hearts * The Reluctant Suitor * The Sensible Courtship * The Unlikely Rivals Cory Daniells: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Fantasy Romance Novels: * Dark Dreams [June 2001] * Desperate Alliances [June 2002] Angela Daniels: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Hart and Soul [Apr 2003] Angie Daniels: Romance Novels: * Endless Enchantment [July 2002] * Initmate Intentions [Mar 2001] Annette Daniels: Time Travel Romance Novels: * A Timeless Moment [June 1996] Laurice Daniels: Laurice Daniels's Home Page E-mail Laurice Daniels Maggie Daniels: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Val Daniels: Member of Romance Writers of America; Val Daniels's Home Page Kristine L. Danowski: nothing on the web? Affiliate Member of Science Fiction Writers of America Dante, full name Dante Alighieri (1265-1321): major poet of Italy one could claim that Dante Alighieri was the greatest Romance poet of all time (Divina Commedia), whose influence extends far beyond his country and his genre. This masterpiece was begun in 1307. Victoria Dark: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Dark Fantasy: the emotionally bleaker side of Fantasy, but not over the border into the genre of Horror. That is, Dark Fantasy may attain the psychological effect of Horror, but not through the subjects of vampires, demons, or other explicitly supernatural elements. Thus, it is difficult to meld Romance with Dark Fantasy, without getting the classic genre of Gothic. Felicity Darling: Felicity Darling's Home Page Jewel Dartt: Jewel Dartt's Home Page E-mail Jewel Dartt Ellen Datlow, full name Ellen Sue Datlow (1949-): fiction editor of Omni Magazine since October 1981 (after Robert Sheckley quit), sometimes called "the punk queen of science fiction", noted for several Omni-related anthologies as well as the popular "Year's Best Fantasy and Horror" anthologies (since 1988) co-edited with Terri Windling. A small fraction of these stories may be considered Romance. Kay David: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Donna Davidson: Home Page MaryJanice Davidson: Romance Novels: * By Any Other Name [Commonwealth, Dec 1997] ISBN: 1-551-97691-9 * Adventures of the Teen Furies [Hard Shell Word Factory, Feb 1999] MaryJanice Davidson's Amazon.com Interview E-mail MaryJanice Davidson Sandra Davidson: Sandra Davidson's Home Page E-mail Sandra Davidson Vanessa Davies: Vanessa Davies's Home Page Becci Davis: Becci Davis's Home Page Dee Davis: Member of Romance Writers of America; Dee Davis's Home Page E-mail Dee Davis Kathryn Lynn Davis: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Maggie Davis: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Rachel Davis: Rachel Davis's Home Page Valentine Davies, American novelist whose "Miracle on 34th Street" has twice been filmed {hotlink to be done} Can this be considered a Romance? Geralyn Dawson: Member of Romance Writers of America; Geralyn Dawson's Home Page Gail Dayton: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Return to Authors D Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Katherine Deauxville: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Decadence: literary/artistic movement at end of 19th century; see: Emma Francis Dawson, Hans Heinz Ewers, R. Murray Gilchrist, Remy de Gourmont, Lafcadio Hearn, Ben Hecht, James Huneker, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Vernon Lee, Jean Lorraine, Pierre Louys, H. P. Lovecraft, Arthur Machen, Stephane Mallarme, Thomas Mann, Octave Mirabeu, Josephine Peladan, Rachilde, M. P. Shiel, Clark Ashton Smith, Count Stenbock, George Sterling, Paul Verlaine, George S. Viereck, Oscar Wilde Decameron: see Boccaccio Doctor John Dee (1527-1608): English philosopher, astrologer to Mary Tudor and Queen Elizabeth I, cartographer (influenced by Mercator). Ted Hughes argues (Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being [1992]) that Shakespeare must have been well-acquainted with ther writings of both John Dee and Giordano Bruno Cindy Dees: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Daniel Defoe (1660-1731): Born as Daniel Foe, writer, businessman, and secret agent of England best known for: * Robinson Crusoe [1719] 2 volumes Arguably Romance Books: * Captain Singleton [1720] * Moll Flanders [1722] * Colonel Jack [1722] * Roxana [1724] * Memoirs of a Cavalier [1724] Patricia DeGroot: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Jean De La Fontaine (1621-1695): major fabulist of France Walter de la Mare, full name Walter John de la Mare (1873-1956): major poet and fantasist of England Claire Delacroix: Member of Romance Writers of America; also writes as Claire Cross; Romance Novels: * Romance of the Rose by Claire Delacroix Harlequin Historical (March 1993) ISBN: 0-373-28766-6 * Honeyed Lies by Claire Delacroix Harlequin Historical (February 1994) ISBN: 0-373-28809-3 * Unicorn Bride by Claire Delacroix Harlequin Historical (June 1994) ISBN: 0-373-28823-9 * The Sorceress by Claire Delacroix Harlequin Historical (September 1994) ISBN: 0-373-28835-2 * Roarke's Folly by Claire Delacroix Harlequin Historical (December 1994) ISBN: 0-373-28850-6 * Pearl Beyond Price by Claire Delacroix Harlequin Historical (April 1995) ISBN: 0-373-28864-6 * The Magician's Quest by Claire Delacroix Harlequin Historical (August 1995) ISBN: 0-373-28881-6 * Unicorn Vengeance by Claire Delacroix Harlequin Historical (November 1995) ISBN: 0-373-28893-X * My Lady's Champion by Claire Delacroix Harlequin Historical (July 1996) ISBN: 0-373-28926-X * Enchanted by Claire Delacroix Harlequin Historical (May 1997) ISBN: 0-373-28966-9 * My Lady's Desire by Claire Delacroix Harlequin Historical (April 1998) ISBN: 0-373-29009-8 * Once Upon a Kiss by Claire Cross Jove (July 1998) ISBN: 0-515-12300-5 * The Last Highlander by Claire Cross Jove (August 1998) ISBN: 0-515-12337-4 * The Princess by Claire Delacroix Dell (September 1998) ISBN: 0-440-22603-1 * The Damsel by Claire Delacroix Dell (March 1999) ISBN: 0-440-22588-4 * Love Potion #9 by Claire Cross Jove (July 1999) ISBN: 0-515-12529-6 * The Heiress by Claire Delacroix Dell (September 1999) ISBN: 0-440-22589-2 * Moonstone [by Claire Cross] Jove (October 1999) ISBN: 0-515-12654-3 * The Bride Quest Trilogy II [by Claire Delacroix]: * The Countess [Dell, June 2000] * The Maiden [Dell] * The Temptress [Dell] * Third Time Lucky [by Claire Cross] [Jove] Short Romance Fiction: * "A Very Berry Christmas", in Silent Night by J. 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Robb, Susan Plunkett, Dee Holmes, Claire Cross [Jove, Nov 1998] ISBN: 0-515-12385-4 Claire Delacroix's Home Page Roxann Delaney: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Elizabeth Delisi: Romance Novels: * Fatal Fortune [Petals of Life, Sep 1998] ISBN: 1-892745-09-7 paperback edition ISBN: 1-892745-10-0 electronic edition * Since All is Passing [Avid Press, LLC, October 1999] ISBN: 1-929613-24-5 Paperback, ISBN: 1-929613-25-3 Rocket Edition, ISBN: 1-929613-26-1 Electronic Edition, Avid Press Elizabeth Delisi's Home Page Genell Dellin: Genell Dellin's Home Page E-mail Genell Dellin Delusion: see Illusion Guy de Maupassant, full name Hneri Rene Albert Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893): major short-story author of France, some of whose stories had Romance subplots; many of whose stories dealt with the supernatural, most famously "Le Horla" [1886] invisibiity Demeter: a goddess Mary De Morgan (1850-1907): sister of William De Morgan, British Romantic Fairy Tale author: * The Necklace of Princess Fiorimonde [1880] story collection Diana Dempsey: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Roni Denholtz: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Janelle Denison: Member of Romance Writers of America; Romance Novels: * A Family Man [Harlequin "Stolen Moments", Dec 1993] * Heaven's Gift [Leisure Lovespell, Oct 1995] ISBN: 0-505-52059-1 * Private Fantasies [Harlequin Temptation #682, May 1998] ISBN: 0-373-25782-1 * Private Pleasures [Harlequin Temptation #679, Apr 1998] ISBN: 0-373-25779-1 * Ready-Made Bride [Harlequin Romance, Dec 1998] * A Dad for Daniel [Harlequin Romance, Mar 1999] * Bride Included [Harlequin Romance, 1999] * After the Night [Harlequin Temptation, 1999] * Fantasy for Hire [Harlequin Temptation, 1999] Janelle Denison's Home Page E-mail Janelle Denison Kathie DeNosky: Member of Romance Writers of America; Kathie DeNosky's Home Page Jamie Denton: Member of Romance Writers of America; also writes as Jamie Ann Denton; Romance Novels: * The Secret Child (by Jamie Ann Denton) [Harlequin Superromance #663, Oct 1995] * Flirting With Danger (by Jamie Denton) [Harlequin Temptation #708, Nov 1998] * The Seduction of Sydney (by Jamie Denton) [Harlequin Temptation, Sep 1999] * Valentine Fantasy (by Jamie Denton) [Harlequin Temptation, Feb 2000] * Rules of Engagement (by Jamie Denton) [Harlequin Temptation, Aug 2000] ISBN: 0-373-25893-3 * Breaking the Rules by Jamie Denton [Harlequin Temptation, Sep 2000] ISBN: 0-373-25897-6 * Making Mr. Right (by Jamie Denton) [Harlequin Duets, Jan 2001] * Operation: Honeymoon (by Jamie Denton) [Harlequin Temptation, Mar 2001] Jamie Denton's Home Page E-mail Jamie Denton Traci DePree: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Thea Devine: Member of Romance Writers of America; Thea Devine's Home Page E-mail Thea Devine Laura DeVries: Member of Romance Writers of America; Laura DeVries's Home Page Adrienne deWolfe: Romance Novels: * Texas Outlaw [Bantam Fanfare, Dec 1995] ISBN: 0-553-57395-0 * Texas Lover [Bantam Fanfare, Aug 1996] ISBN: 0-553-57481-7 * Texas Wildcat [Bantam Fanfare, June 1997] ISBN: 0-553-57482-5 * Scoundrel for Hire [Avon Books, Dec 1999] ISBN: 0-380-80527-8 * Always Her Hero [Avon Books, Oct 2000] ISBN: 0-380-80528-6 Adrienne deWolfe's Home Page Return to Authors D Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Jacqueline Diamond: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Judy Di Canio: Member of Romance Writers of America; Judy Di Canio's Home Page Charles Dickens, full name Charles John Huffham Dickens (1812-1870): major novelist of England, often with Romance subplots, influential to authors of Historical Romances set in England; also listed here for creating three subgenres: (1) the Christmas Fantasy, most famously "A Christmas Carol" [1843] (2) the realistic Dark Fantasy of urban London (3) the modern ghost story See: Romance SUBGENRES Debra Dier: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Isaak Dinesen, pseudonym of Karen Blixen-Finecke (1885-1962) of Denmark Disguise: {to be done} Walt Disney, full name Walter Elias Disney (1901-1966): major producer/director of animated films and television, often Romance or with major Romance subplots: * Sleeping Beauty * The Little Mermaid * etc. Debra Dixon: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Return to Authors D Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Daisy Dexter Dobbs: Daisy Dexter Dobbs's Home Page Christina Dodd: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Don Giovanni: see Opera {to be done} Don Juan: {to be done} Shannon Donnelly: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Susan Donovan: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Christine Dorsey: Christine Dorsey's Home Page Carole Nelson Douglas: Member of Romance Writers of America; Carol Nelson Douglas (1944-); Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Carol Nelson Douglas Carole Nelson Douglas's Home Page Norman Douglas, pseudonym of George Norman Douglass (1868-1952): British author resident in Capri, noted for Fantasy and (not listed here) travel books and two volumes on aphrodesiacs: * Nerinda [1901 under pseudonym Normyx; 1929] Pompeii Fantasy * Experiments [1925] story collection * South Wind [1917] paganism * They Went [1920] Lyonesse * In the Beginning [1927] lusty Fantasy (according to "The Encyclopedia of Fantasy", John Clute & John Grant, St.Martin's, 1997, p.285) Wendy Douglas: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Rosey Dow: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Cecelia Dowdy: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Arthur Conan Doyle, full name Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle [1859-1930] best known for Sherlock Holmes, he also wrote several classic books of science fiction, and wanted to be remembered for his mainstream, romance, and historical novels. He introduced skiing into Switzerland (no, really!):: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Doyle Era subgenre 221 B Baker Street Baker Street Connection (all the stories & more) International Sherlock Holmes Event Guide Sherlock Holmes in French Sherlock Holmes-Rutgers Sherlock Holmes in Hypertext Sherlock Holmes Resume Service Sherlockian Connection Sherlockian Holmpage Sherlocktron Holmes Page Debra Doyle (1952-): nothing on the web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America; virtually all her published works are collaborations with James D. Macdonald (1954-) Elizabeth Doyle: Member of Romance Writers of America; Elizabeth Doyle's Home Page Stephanie Doyle: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Return to Authors D Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Shannon Drake: Member of Romance Writers of America; also writes as "Heather Graham" and "Heather Graham Pozzessere" Shannon Drake's Home Page Dream: {to be done} Jennifer Drew: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Karen Drogin: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Bonnie Drury: Romance Novels: * Wait the Morning Light [Starlight Writer Pubs., Dec 1999] ISBN: 1-929034-80-6 * Daughter of the Heart [Dark Star Publications, Mar 2000] ISBN: 1-929034-84-9 Bonnie Drury's Home Page Dryad: Greek mythology's tree spirits or wood nymphs, also important in Celtic myths under other names Return to Authors D Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Diane Duane, full name Diane Elizabeth Duane (1952-): Diane Duane @ AlphaRalpha Sandra J. Dugas: Sandra J. Dugas's Home Page Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870): major author/playwright of France, with frequent Romance content {to be done} Daphne Du Maurier (1907-1989): 2nd daughter of famous theatre producer/manager/actor Sir Gerald du Marrier, granddaughter of famous "Punch" artist George du Marier (who also wrote the bestseller "Trilby" and the novel "Peter Ibbetson"); educated at home with her sisters and in Paris, began writing short stories in 1928, * first novel "The Loving Spirit" published 1931; * published biography of her father "Gerald: A Portrait" * novel set in Cornwall "Jamaica Inn"; hit the big time with novel "Rebecca" (adapted into a successful film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Sir Lawrence Olivier) which went into over 40 printings and was translated into over 20 languages; several more bestsellers, plus plays, short stories, a biography of Branwell Bronte, and * "The Du Mariers" [Penguin, 1949] She was made a D.B.E. [Dame of the British Empire] in 1969; widow of the late Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick Browning, K.C.V.O., D.S.O., wartime commander of Airborne Forces, Chief-of-Staff to Earl Mountbatten in S.E.A.C., and until 1958 Traesurer to the Duke of Edinburgh; 2 daughters, 1 son, 7 grandchildren Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror books include: * The House on the Strand [Doubleday, 1969; Avon] set in Cornwall * Not After Midnight [1971] * Echoes from the Macabre: Selected Stories [1976] * Don't Look Now and Other Stories [Penguin, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980] the title story was adapted into a film starring Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland, directed by Nicholas Roeg, produced by Peter Katz, executive producer Anthony B. Unger, Screenplay by Allan Scott and Chris Bryant, a British Lion production the collection has five novellas: * "Don't Look Now" -- married couple in Venice caught in increasingly macabre series of supernatural incidents. The story had a weird resonance for me, as it involves a "Johnnie" (my name is Jonathan), a "Christine" (my wife's name) and mentions both Edinburgh (where my wife was born) and Australia (where we met) * "Not After Midnight" -- middle-aged schoolmaster on holiday in Greece is swept up in strange doings by a disgustingly drunk American and his weird wife, and soon confronts some Greek myth which is horribly genuine * "A Border-Line Case" -- death, mystery, espionage, sex, and puzzles confront a confident young actress * "The Way of the Cross" -- things go badly for the group from Little Bletford when they are stranded in Jerusalem without their beloved Vicar * "The Breakthrough" -- experimental work of a dubious nature draws a scientist into unexpected powers of the unconscious mind Other mainstream books include: * The Glass-Blowers [1963] * The Flight of the Falcon [1965] * Golden Lads: A Study of Anthony Bacon, Francis and Their Friends [1975] * Rule Brittania [1972] * Growing Pains: The Shaping of a Writer [1977] Michele Dunaway: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Natalie Dunbar: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Alice Duncan: Member of Romance Writers of America; Alice Duncan's Home Page Barbara Dunlop: Member of Romance Writers of America; website; Jennifer Dunne: Member of Romance Writers of America; Jennifer Dunne's Home Page Lawrence Durrel, best-known as mainstream author, but also had elements of Romance and Science Fiction genres: * Tunc [Dutton, 1968; Pocket] * Nunquam [Dutton, 1970; Pocket] * 3rd book of that trilogy... Aimee Duvall: Contemporary Romance Novels: * On Wings of Angels [Feb 1989] * To Tame a Heart [Aug 1988] * Too Near the Sun [June 1982] * Halfway There [Aug 1982] * Lover in Blue [Nov 1982] * The Loving Touch [Nov 1983] * After the Rain [Mar 1984] * One More Tomorrow [Aug 1984] * Brief Encounter [Mar 1985] * Spring Madness [Nov 1985] * Kid at Heart [July 1986] * Made for Each Other [Feb 1987] Return to Authors D Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Susan Dworkin: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Stolen Goods Deanna Dwyer: Gothic Romance Novels: * Children of the Storm * The Dark of Summer * The Demon Child * Legacy of Terror [1971] Alice Dwyer-Joyce: also writes Mystery/Suspense; Romantic Suspense Novels: * Cry the Soft Rain [1972] * The Diamond Cage [1976] * Gibbet Fen [Dec 1984] * The Gingerbread House [1977] * The Glass Heiress [1982] * The Glitter-Dust [1978] * The House of Jackdaws [1980] * Lachlan's Woman [1979] * The Master of Jethart [1976] * The Moonlit Way [1974] * The Penny Box [1980] * The Rainbow Glass [1973] * Reach for the Shadows [1972] * The Storm of Wrath [1977] * The Strolling Players [1975] * The Swiftest Eagle [1979] * The Unwinding Corner [1983] Return to Authors D Table of Contents Return to AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Sheila Dyan: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Last Licks Suzanne Dye: also known as Suzanne McMinn; Contemporary Romance Novels: * Operation: Baby [PRG #57, June 1997] * Marrying Mariah [PRG #68, July 1997] * Tropical Heat [PRG #73, Aug 1997] * The Honeymoon Man [PRG #93, Nov 1997] Lois Faye Dyer: Contemporary Romance Novels: * Winterfire * That James Boy * Sunday Kind of Love * More than a Memory * Travelin' Man * Jake's Angel * Cody's Girl * Lonesome Cowboy * He's Got His Daddy's Eyes * The Cowboy Takes a Wife * The Only Cowboy for Caitlin * Cattleman's Courtship * Cattleman's Bride-to-Be * Practice Makes Pregnant Kristy Dykes: Historical Romance Novels: * I Take Thee, a Stranger [AN #414, May 2000] Juliette Dymoke: Historical Romance Novels: * Lady of the Garter [1979] * The Lion of Mortimer [1979] * The Lord of Greenwich [1980] * A Pride of Kings [1978] * The Royal Griffin [1978] * The Sun in Splendor [1980] * Two Flags for France [1986] Marianne J. Dyson: Space Program activist and science fiction author; nothing on the Web? Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America e-mail Marianne J. Dyson

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