Lori Wilde

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Laurie Blalock Vanzura
BornLaurie Blalock
Texas, USA
Pen nameLaura Anthony,
Lori Wilde
OccupationNurse, novelist
LanguageEnglish language
NationalityAmerican
Period1994-Present
GenresRomance novel
Spouse(s)Bill Vanzura

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Laurie Blalock Vanzura
BornLaurie Blalock
Texas, USA
Pen nameLaura Anthony,
Lori Wilde
OccupationNurse, novelist
LanguageEnglish language
NationalityAmerican
Period1994-Present
GenresRomance novel
Spouse(s)Bill Vanzura

www.loriwilde.com

Laurie Blalock Vanzura[1](born Texas, USA), is an American author of contemporary romance novels, first under the pseudonym Laura Anthony, and now as Lori Wilde.

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Biography

Laurie Blalock was born in Texas, USA[2]. She wrote her first short story at age eight, and finished her first novel four years later. At sixteen, she submitted a story to Alfred Hitchcock Magazine. Although it was rejected, she received a handwritten note telling her to keep writing. She continued to write, finishing 60 short stories over the next 10 years, persisting even while attending nursing school. All of her short stories were rejected, and a writing teacher finally suggested, in 1990, that she try to write a novel. Wilde took the teacher's advice, and in 1994 sold her second completed work to Silhouette Romance under the pseudonym Laura Anthony. Wilde wrote 11 novels under that name, with one becoming a finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA Award.[3]

Until 2004, Wilde wrote category romances for Harlequin, primarily in their Duet and Blaze lines. Her first single title, License to Thrill, was published in 2003.[3] Wilde has been nominated three times for Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Awards, for Coaxing Cupid, Packed With Pleasure, and Santa's Sexy Secret.[4] She has also been nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in series love and laughter.

She has won first place in The Colorado Award of Excellence, the More than Magic, The Wisconsin Right Touch, The Laurel Wreath, The Desert Rose Golden Quill and the Lories. In 2007 she was also honored as distinguished alumna by Weatherford College.

In 2010, her book The First Love Cookie Club was on the USA Today and The New York Times[5] best seller lists for five weeks.

Bibliography

As Laura Anthony

Single novels

As Lori Wilde

Single novels

The Bachelors of Bear Creek

  1. A Touch of Silk (2002)
  2. Sexy, Single and Searching (2002)
  3. Eager, Eligible and Alaskan (2002)
  4. A Thrill to Remember (2002)

Cooper Sister

  1. Charmed and Dangerous (2004)
  2. Mission: Irresistible (2005)

Wedding Veil Wishes

  1. There Goes the Bride (2007)
  2. Once Smitten, Twice Shy (2008)
  3. Addicted to Love (2008)
  4. All of Me (2009)

Perfect Anatomy

  1. Crossing the line (2008)
  2. Secret Seduction (2008)
  3. Lethal Exposure (2008)

EROS Vacations

  1. Zero Control (2009)
  2. His Final Seduction (2010)

Twilight, Texas

  1. The Sweethearts' Knitting Club (2009)
  2. The True Love Quilting Club (2010)
  3. The First Love Cookie Club (2010)
  4. The Welcome Home Garden Club (2011)

Jubilee, Texas

  1. The Cowboy Takes a Bride (2012)
  2. The Cowboy and the Princess (2012)
  3. A Cowboy for Christmas (2012)

Omnibus

Anthologies in collaboration

References and sources

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