Francis Ray

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Francis Ray (July 20, 1944 – July 3, 2013) was a New York Times and USA Today bestselling African-American writer of romance novels. Her literary fiction series – Taggart and Falcon, the Invincible Women, Grayson Family of New Mexico, and Grayson Friends – have consistently made bestseller's lists. She lived in Texas.[1]

Biography[edit]

She was born in Richland, Texas, and studied nursing, receiving a bachelor's degree from Texas Woman's University in 1967.[2] She began writing in 1987, while continuing to work as a nurse, and had her first book published in 1992.[2]

Fiction[edit]

Series/Related Titles Grayson Friends Series[edit]

Invincible Women Series[edit]

Taggart/Falcon Series[edit]

The Graysons of New Mexico Series[edit]

Against the Odds Series[edit]

Family Affair/Hidden Legacy Series[edit]

Awards[edit]

Screen adaptations[edit]

References[edit]

[3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]

  1. ^ Francis Ray Page at Macmillan Publishers.
  2. ^ a b Joe Simnacher, "Francis Ray, Dallas school nurse who became prolific romance novel writer, dies at 68", Dallas News, July 10, 2013.
  3. ^ Johnson, Troy. "Francis Ray talks about her titles", African American Literature Book Club, Atlanta, December 3, 2008. Retrieved on February 3, 2011.
  4. ^ G,Sue. "Francis Ray True Romance", BordersBlog , Dallas, February 28, 2010. Retrieved on February 3, 2011.
  5. ^ Bradley, Deborah. "Romance of a Different Color", The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, August 2, 1994.
  6. ^ Rosen,Judith. "Arabesque Sets Events To Mark 10th Anniversary ", Publishers Weekly,LA, May 24, 2004. Retrieved on 2011-2-3
  7. ^ Vey,Barbara. "WW Ladies Book Club Blurbs", Publishers Weekly, LA, June 10, 2009. Retrieved on 2011-2-3
  8. ^ http://books.google.com/books?&as_brr=0&as_epq=Francis+Ray
  9. ^ Sledge, Lena. "Trouble Don't Last Always book review", Lena Sledge Blog, LA, December 1, 2011. Retrieved on 2011-12-1
  10. ^ Beasley,Teresa. "Authors & Readers Book Corner: Holiday Blog Tour: Francis Ray", Authors & Readers Book Corner , IN November 30, 2011. Retrieved on 2011-1-12.
  11. ^ Landgraf,Greg. "PopTop Stage Hosts a Day of Romance", American Libraries Magazine , IN January 22, 2012. Retrieved on 2012-1-23.

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