Emma Darcy

Emma Darcy

Infobox Writer
name = Wendy Brennan


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occupation = Novelist
nationality = Australian
period = 1983 - Present
genre = Romance novels, Suspense
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Infobox Writer
name = Frank Brennan


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pseudonym = Emma Darcy
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deathdate = 1995
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occupation = Novelist
nationality = Australian
period = 1983-1995
genre = Romance novels, Suspense
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Emma Darcy (nom de plume of husband-wife writing team of Frank & Wendy Brennan) is a prolific Australian author of romance novels. Frank Brennan died in 1995 and Wendy now writes the books on her own. Wendy lives in New South Wales, Australia.

Darcy sold 60 million books from 1983 to 2001, and averages six new books per year. [See jas review of books [http://www.api-network.com/cgi-bin/reviews/jrbview.cgi?n=1920731806&issue=44] ]

In 2002, Darcy's first crime novel "Who Killed Angelique?" won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Novel. In 2003, the next novel, "Who Killed Bianca", was a finalist for the Ned Kelly Award for Best Novel. [See Australian Crime Fiction Database [http://www.crimedownunder.com/nedkellyawards.html] ]

Biography

Personal life

Wendy Brennan

Wendy (b. November 28) has an Honours degree in Latin and worked as a high school English teacher. She was reputedly the first woman computer programmer in the southern hemisphere. [See interview "No More Virgins" [http://wwwmcc.murdoch.edu.au/ReadingRoom/4.1/Darcy.html] ]

Frank Brennan

Frank Brennan was a businessman. He died in 1995.

The marriage

Frank Brennan and Wendy married, and she left her job. The marriage had three sons. They are voracious readers, and they decided to write their own novels under the pseudonym Emma Darcy.

Widow, Wendy lives in New South Wales, Australia.

Writing career

As Emma Darcy, they sold her first novels in 1983. Darcy sold 60 million books from 1983 to 2001, and averages six new books per year. [See jas review of books [http://www.api-network.com/cgi-bin/reviews/jrbview.cgi?n=1920731806&issue=44] ]

In 2002, Darcy's first crime novel "Who Killed Angelique?" won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Novel. In 2003, the next novel, "Who Killed Bianca", was a finalist for the Ned Kelly Award for Best Novel. [See Australian Crime Fiction Database [http://www.crimedownunder.com/nedkellyawards.html] ]

Emma Darcy Award Contest

In 1993 Frank and Wendy Brennan created the Emma Darcy Award Contest to encourage authors to finish their manuscripts. It had a prize of $2,000 and a guarantee that the manuscript would be seen by an acquiring editor. [See Romance Writers of Australia inc. [http://www.romanceaustralia.com/articles/eda_jun03.htm] ]

Winners:
*1994 - Tracey Cooper-Posey
*1995 - Ginny Gibbs for "The Last Resort"
*1996 - Bronwyn Jamesonfor "For Love or Money"
*1997 - Fiona Brand for "Cullen's Bride"
*1998 - Jill Watkinson for "Black Pearl"
*1999 - Yvonne Lindsay for "The Father Deal"
*2000 - Lucy Forster & Danielle Ellis
*2001 - Laura Ruch for "Full Circle" (retitled "The Tie that Binds")

Bibliography as Emma Darcy

ingle Novels

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*"Tangle of Torment" (1983)
*"Twisting Shadows" (1983)
*"A World Apart" (1984)
*"Fantasy" (1985)
*"Don't Play Games" (1985)
*"Song of a Wren" (1985)
*"Point of Impact" (1985)
*"The Impossible Woman" (1985)
*"Man in the Park" (1986)
*"Woman of Honour" (1986)
*"Blind Date" (1986)
*"Don't Ask Me Now" (1986)
*"The Wrong Mirror" (1986)
*"The Unpredictable Man" (1986)
*"One That Got Away" (1987)
*"Strike at the Heart" (1987)
*"Positive Approach" (1987)
*"Mistress of Pillatoro" (1987)
*"Whirlpool of Passion" (1987)
*"Always Love" (1988)
*"The Falcon's Mistress" (1988)
*"A Priceless Love" (1988)
*"Aloha Bride" (1988)
*"The Ultimate Choice" (1989)
*"The Power and the Passion" (1989)
*"Pattern of Deceit" (1989)
*"The Colour of Desire" (1990)
*"Too Strong to Deny" (1990)
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*"One-woman Crusade" (1990)
*"Bride of Diamonds" (1990)
*"To Tame a Wild Heart" (1992)
*"Breaking Point" (1992)
*"High Risk" (1992)
*"The Wedding" (1992)
*"The Seduction of Keira" (1992)
*"The Velvet Tiger" (1992)
*"Heart of the Outback" (1993)
*"An Impossible Dream" (1993)
*"The Upstairs Lover" (1993)
*"No Risks, No Prizes" (1993)
*"A Very Stylish Affair" (1993)
*"The Last Grand Passion" (1993)
*"The Sheikh's Revenge" (1993)
*"A Wedding to Remember" (1994)
*"In Need of a Wife" (1994)
*"Burning with Passion" (1995)
*"The Fatherhood Affair" (1995)
*"The Father of Her Child" (1996)
*"Jack's Baby" (1996)
*"Last Stop Marriage" (1996)
*"Mischief and Marriage" (1996)
*"Their Wedding Day" (1996)
*"Craving Jamie" (1997)
*"Seducing the Enemy" (1997)
*"The Secrets Within" (1997)
*"Marriage Meltdown" (1997)
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*"Merry Christmas" (1997)
*"The Sheikh's Seduction" (1998)
*"The Marriage Decider" (1999)
*"The Secret Mistress" (1999)
*"Having Leo's Child" (1999)
*"A Marriage Betrayed" (1999)
*"Bride of His Choice" (1999)
*"The Marriage Risk" (2000)
*"Mistress to a Tycoon" (2001)
*"The Sweetest Revenge" (2001)
*"The Hot-blooded Groom" (2001)
*"Claiming His Mistress" (2001)
*"His Boardroom Mistress" (2003)
*"The Billionaire Bridegroom" (2003)
*"The Bedroom Surrender" (2003)
*"The Outback Marriage Ransom" (2004)
*"The Outback Wedding Takeover" (2004)
*"A Spanish Marriage" (2004)
*"The Outback Bridal Rescue" (2004)
*"His Bought Mistress" (2004)
*"The Italian's Stolen Bride" (2005)
*"The Secret Baby Revenge" (2006)
*"The Playboy Boss's Chosen Bride" (2006)
*"The Billionaire's Scandalous Marriage" (2007)
*"Hot Blooded Affairs" (2007)
*"Billionaire's Captive Bride" (2007)

James Family Series

#"Ride the Storm" (1991)
#"Dark Heritage" (1992)
#"The Shining of Love" (1994)

Kings of the Outback Series

#"The Cattle King's Mistress" (2000)
#"The Playboy King's Wife" (2000)
#"The Pleasure King's Bride" (2000)
#"Kings of the Outback" (omnibus)" (2004)

Kings of Australia Series

#"The Arranged Marriage" (2002)
#"The Bridal Bargain" (2002)
#"The Honeymoon Contract" (2002)

Who Killed...? Series

#"Who Killed Angelique?" (2004)
#"Who Killed Bianca?" (2004)
#"Who Killed Camilla?" (2005)

Pages & Privileges Series Multi-Author

*"Climax of Passion" (1995)

Man Talk Series Multi-Author

*"Fatherhood Fever!" (1998)

Nanny Wanted Series Multi-Author

*"Inherited, One Nanny" (1998)

Australians Series Multi-Author

*"Outback Heat" (1998)
*"The Blind-Date Bride" (2003)

The Ramirez Bride Series Multi-Author

*"The Ramirez Bride" (2005)

Desert Brides Series Multi-Author

*"Traded to the Sheikh" (2006)

Collections

*"The Emma Darcy Duet" (1993)
*"The Collection" (Seasonal Products) (1998)
*"Conveniently Yours" (1999)
*"Seduced" (2002)
*"Red-hot Passion" (2003)
*"The Bedroom Surrender / Mistress to a Millionaire" (2003)
*"Man in the Park / Point of Impact" (2004)
*"Power and the Passion / Burning with Passion" (2004)
*"Mistress to a Tycoon / Jack's Baby" (2005)
*"Kings of Australia" (2005)
*"Jack's Baby / Craving Jamie" (2005)

Omnibus in collaboration

*"Sunsational" (1991) (with Emma Goldrick, Penny Jordan and Carole Mortimer)
*"Father Knows Last: High Risk, Guilty Passion" (1996) (with Jacqueline Baird)
*"Passion with a Vengeance" (1998) (with Jacqueline Baird and Sara Craven)
*"The Man She Married" (1999) (with Annette Broadrick and Ann Major)
*"Desert Heat" (1999) (with Lynne Graham and Sandra Marton)
*"Mothers-to-be" (1999) (with Lynne Graham and Leigh Michaels)
*"Father and Child" (2000) (with Jacqueline Baird and Sandra Marton)
*"Desert Destinies" (2001) (with Helen Brooks and Mary Lyons)
*"A Christmas Seduction" (2001) (with Helen Brooks and Catherine Spencer)
*"Latin Liaisons" (2002) (with Lynne Graham)
*"An Australian Christmas" (2002) (with Lindsay Armstrong and Miranda Lee)
*"Boardroom Baby" (2003) (with Sandra Field and Kim Lawrence)
*"The Pregnancy Surprise" (2003) (with Caroline Anderson and Gayle Wilson)
*"Australian Tycoons" (2004) (with Marion Lennox and Margaret Way)
*"Seduced by a Sultan" (2004) (with Liz Fielding and Sandra Marton)
*"Pregnant Brides" (2004) (with Sandra Field and Carol Marinelli)
*"Risque Business" (2005) (with Liz Fielding and Sharon Kendrick)
*"Her Playboy Challenge / The Outback Bridal Rescue" (2005) (with Barbara Hannay)
*"Outback Desire" (2006) (with Carol Marinelli and Margaret Way)
*"Billionaire Grooms" (2006) (with Leigh Michaels and Sara Wood)
*"More Than a Mistress" (2006) (with Anne Mather and Catherine Spencer)
*"Sweet Revenge" (2006) (with Sara Craven and Kim Lawrence)

Non fiction

*"The How to Be A Successful Romance Writer" (1995)

Notes

External links

* [http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/d/emma-darcy/ Bibliography and cover scans]
* [http://wwwmcc.murdoch.edu.au/ReadingRoom/4.1/Darcy.html "No More Virgins"] , interview


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