Cassie Edwards

Cassie Edwards

Infobox Writer


imagesize = 150px
name = Cassie Edwards
birthdate = 1936
occupation = novelist
nationality = American
period = 1982 – present
genre = Historical romance
website = http://www.cassieedwards.com/

Cassie Edwards is a best-selling American author of over 100 historical romance novels. She has been published by Dorchester Publishing, Signet Books, and Harlequin.

Biography

Edwards began writing romances in 1982 and released her 100th novel, "Savage Skies", on August 28, 2007.citation|title = Edwards Pens 100th Romance|newspaper =Publishers Weekly|date =August 20,2007|url = http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6469940.html?q =cassie+edwards|accessdate = 2008-01-08 ] Although her earlier books were classic historical romances, the vast majority of her novels involve Native American tribes. Edwards's grandmother was a full-blooded Cheyenne. [ [http://www.ereader.com/author/detail/1105 eReader.com: Author: Cassie Edwards ] ] Her first 99 books sold a combined 10 million copies as of August 2007, with her more recent novels averaging sales of 250,000–350,000 copies.

Edwards has won the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award and the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, as well as being named one of Affaire de Coeur's top ten favorite romance writers. Edwards has a reputation for meticulously researching the proper anthropological backgrounds of each tribe she writes about.

Edwards and her husband Charles, a retired high school biology teacher, have been married for over 50 years. They have two sons, Charles and Brian, and three grandchildren. The family lived in St. Louis, Missouri for over thirty years, but now reside in Mattoon, Illinois.

Plagiarism allegations

In early 2008, the romance-novel review blog [http://www.smartbitchestrashybooks.com/index.php/weblog/a_centralized_document_for_the_cassie_edwards_situation/ "Smart Bitches, Trashy Books"] accused Edwards of widespread plagiarism after finding multiple passages in her novels that appeared to be directly taken from various works by other authors, including novels, poems, reference books, and websites about Native American history and culture.Citation|publisher =CNN|title =Nora Roberts: 'It seems clear' author plagiarized|date =January 10, 2008|url = http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/books/01/10/books.romancewriter.ap/index.html|accessdate =2008-01-14 ] One of Edwards' publishers, Signet, initially defended the passages in question as fair use rather than copyright infringement.citation|last =Andriani|first =Lynn|title =Romance Blog Suggests Romance Writer's Plagiarism; Signet Says Its Fair Use|newspaper =Publishers Weekly|date =January 9, 2008|url = http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6518522.html|accessdate = 2008-01-09 ] Two days later, however, Signet announced that they would be reviewing all of Edwards' books that they published to determine whether plagiarism had occurred,citation|title =Publisher Reviewing Plagiarism Claims|last =Italie|first =Hillel|newspaper =Houston Chronicle|location =Houston, TX|date =January 11, 2008|url = http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/fn/5447307.html|accessdate =2008-01-13] and, in April 2008, Signet stopped publishing Edwards' books "due to irreconcilable editorial differences." [citation|last=Italie|first=Hillel|title=Romance writer, publisher split up over plagiarism claims|publisher=Associated Press|date=April 18, 2008|url=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080418/ap_en_bu/books_romance_writer;_ylt=AoYICNrYeJzFgDmIc.UZBtNREhkF.] In an interview, Edwards said that she did not know she was supposed to credit sources, and her husband stated that Edwards gained ideas from her reference works but did not "lift passages".

Bibliography

Chippewa

#"Savage Obsession" (1983)
#"Savage Innocence" (1984)
#"Savage Heart" (1985)
#"Savage Torment" (1982)
#"Savage Paradise" (1987)

avage Secrets

#"Savage Surrender" (1987)
#"Savage Eden" (1988)
#"Savage Splendor" (1991)
#"Savage Whispers" (1991)
#"Savage Bliss" (1990)
#"Savage Dream" (1990)
#"Savage Dance" (1991)
#"Savage Persuasion" (1991)
#"Savage Promise" (1992)
#"Savage Mists" (1992)
#"Savage Sunrise" (1993)
#"Savage Pride" (2000)

Wild Arizona

#"Wild Ecstasy" (1992)
#"Wild Rapture" (1995)
#"Wild Embrace" (1995)
#"Wild Splendor" (1993)
#"Wild Desire" (1994)
#"Wild Abandon" (1994)

avage

*"Savage Illusion" (1993)
*"1. Savage Spirit" (1994)
*"2. Savage Secrets" (1995)
*"3. Savage Passions" (1996)
*"4. Savage Longings" (1997)
*"5. Savage Tears" (1997)
*"6. Savage Heat" (1998)
*"7. Savage Wonder" (1998)
*"8. Savage Joy" (1999)
*"9. Savage Embers" (1994)
*"Savage Shadows" (1996)
*"10. Savage Fires" (1999)
*"11. Savage Grace" (2000)
*"12. Savage Devotion" (2000)
*"13. Savage Thunder" (2001)
*"14. Savage Honor" (2001)
*"15. Savage Moon" (2002)
*"16. Savage Love" (2002)
*"17. Savage Destiny" (2003)
*"18. Savage Hero" (2003)
*"19. Savage Trust" (2004)
*"20. Savage Hope" (2004)
*"21. Savage Courage" (2005)
*"22. Savage Vision" (2005)
*"23. Savage Arrow" (2006)
*"24. Savage Beloved" (2006)
*"25. Savage Tempest" (2006)
*"26. Savage Quest" (2007)

Wild Tribes

#"Wild Bliss" (1995)
#"Wild Thunder" (1995)
#"Wild Whispers" (1996)
#"Wind Walker" (2004)

Novels

*"Portrait of Desire" (1982)
*"Rapture's Rendezvous" (1982)
*"Secrets of My Heart" (1982)
*"Silken Rapture" (1983)
*"Passions Web" (1984)
*"Elusive Ecstasy" (1984)
*"Island Rapture" (1985)
*"Desire's Blossom" (1985)
*"Forbidden Embrace" (1985)
*"Eugenia's Embrace" (1986)
*"Passions Fire" (1986)
*"Beloved Embrace" (1987)
*"Enchanted Enemy" (1988)
*"Hostage Heart" (1988)
*"Passion in the Wind" (1988)
*"A Gentle Passion" (1989)
*"Eden's Promise" (1989)
*"Roses After Rain" (1990)
*"Passion's Embrace" (1990)
*"When Passion Calls" (1990)
*"Touch the Wild Wind" (1991)
*"Rolling Thunder" (1996)
*"Flaming Arrow" (1997)
*"Innocent Obsession" (1997)
*"White Fire" (1997)
*"Bold Wolf" (1998)
*"Lone Eagle" (1998)
*"Thunder Heart" (1999)
*"Silver Wing" (1999)
*"Winter Raven" (2000)
*"Sun Hawk" (2000)
*"Midnight Falcon" (2001)
*"Fire Cloud" (2001)
*"Spirit Warrior" (2002)
*"Storm Rider" (2002)
*"Night Wolf" (2003)
*"Racing Moon" (2003)
*"Proud Eagle" (2004)
*"Silver Feather" (2005)
*"Swift Horse" (2005)
*"Running Fox" (2006)
*"Shadow Bear" (2007)

Omnibus

*"An Old-Fashioned Valentine" (1993) (with Kathryn Kramer and Eugenia Riley)
*"Love's Legacy" (1996) (with Madeline Baker, Mary Balogh, Elaine Barbieri, Lori Copeland, Heather Graham, Catherine Hart, Virginia Henley, Penelope Neri, Diana Palmer and Janelle Taylor)
*"Baby on the Doorstep" (1997) (with Lori Copeland and Susan Kay Law)
*"Wild Ecstasy / Wild Rapture / Wild Embrace" (2003)

References

External links

* [http://www.cassieedwards.com/ Cassie Edwards Official Website]


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