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May 26, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Elsie B. Washington, 66, a pioneering romance novelist whose 1980 book "Entwined Destinies" was the first novel in the genre to feature African American characters by a black author, died May 5 in New York City of complications from cancer and multiple sclerosis, the New York Times reported. "Entwined Destinies," written under the pen name Rosalind Welles, was the only novel by Washington, a former business reporter for Newsweek magazine. She also worked as a writer and editor for the New York Post and for Life and Essence magazines.
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September 29, 1994 | ELLEN ALPERSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the treacherous world of romance fiction, a reader could always count on a few certainties: Bodice-ripping covers of the latest releases would smolder alongside the incendiary tabloid headlines at the supermarket checkout. The hero would be tall, dark and handsome. The heroine would have the body of Cindy Crawford and the maturity of the Olsen twins. Point of view? Feminine. Ending? Happily ever after.
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November 11, 1996 | DENISE HAMILTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Felix H. Liddell and Paula L. Woods are major pack rats. So when they found a century-old letter by an African American educator while doing archival research on their first book at Howard University in 1993, they brought a copy home to Los Angeles. The letter was dated Dec. 22, 1903 and written by Roscoe Conklin Bruce, then director of the academic department at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. "My Darling Mother," it began. "It's now almost Christmas . . .
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