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January 13, 1994 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Romantic Times magazine calls Newport Beach author Suzanne Forster's new novel, "Shameless," a "sizzling mainstream debut." Her heroine is Jessie Flood, a young woman who scandalized the small California town where she grew up by implicating her friend Luc in a murder. She then married Luc's wealthy father--a man 30 years her senior--and inherited his vast media empire when he died.
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January 13, 1994 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Romantic Times magazine calls Newport Beach author Suzanne Forster's new novel, "Shameless," a "sizzling mainstream debut." Her heroine is Jessie Flood, a young woman who scandalized the small California town where she grew up by implicating her friend Luc in a murder. She then married Luc's wealthy father--a man 30 years her senior--and inherited his vast media empire when he died.
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July 26, 1990 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Suzanne Forster's new romance novel, "The Devil and Ms. Moody," was not an easy sell. When the Newport Beach author submitted a proposal for the novel in the mid-'80s, her publisher at the time was intrigued with her story but considered the subject matter--a motorcycle gang--too risky for a romance novel. "The Devil and Ms. Moody" (Bantam Loveswept) has proved to be a successful exception to the dictum that romance novels must avoid dealing with "grim, gritty and unpleasant reality."
NEWS
July 26, 1990 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Suzanne Forster's new romance novel, "The Devil and Ms. Moody," was not an easy sell. When the Newport Beach author submitted a proposal for the novel in the mid-'80s, her publisher at the time was intrigued with her story but considered the subject matter--a motorcycle gang--too risky for a romance novel. "The Devil and Ms. Moody" (Bantam Loveswept) has proved to be a successful exception to the dictum that romance novels must avoid dealing with "grim, gritty and unpleasant reality."
NEWS
December 30, 1993 | DENNIS McLELLAN
Orange County authors had a banner year in 1993 and the new year promises to offer more of the same. In addition to new novels by best-selling Elizabeth George and Dean Koontz, here are more titles to keep an eye out for in 1994: Veteran Newport Beach romance writer Suzanne Forster's "Shameless" is described as a "sexy commercial woman's novel" and Berkley Publishing Group is billing it as Forster's "breakout debut." It's due out in February. . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2000
More than 100 romance writers are expected to attend a three-day writers conference sponsored by the Orange County chapter of Romance Writers of America beginning Friday in Brea. The event, which is open to the public, will be at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 900 E. Birch St., Brea. A $180 fee includes workshops, reception and luncheons on Saturday and Sunday. Among workshop leaders are Suzanne Forster, Meryl Sawyer, Jennifer Crusie, Anne Stuard, Jill Marie Landis and Ciji Ware.
HOME & GARDEN
February 13, 1999 | KATHY BRYANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Are you stuck for an idea on how to add romance to your home life? Consider this advice from romance novelist Suzanne Forster: When making the bedroom ready for romance, add a sense of anticipation. Forster, who trained as a psychologist before penning 20 romance-suspense novels, says your imagination can help you convert a practical bedroom into a fantasy environment that stirs all the senses.
NEWS
March 24, 1994 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Novelists have tapped Orange County as a setting for scores of books over the past decade, everything from mysteries to thrillers to romance novels. Now it's the short story writers' turn to strut their stuff. Lightning Publications--the small Fullerton publishing house that showcases work by Orange County poets--is sponsoring an Orange County Short Story Contest. Writers must live in the county, and each story must use Orange County as a setting.
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July 28, 1989 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Times Staff Writer
In 12 years of lining up authors for Round Table West luncheons in Los Angeles, Margaret Burk and Marylin Hudson have had only a half-dozen authors make last-minute cancellations. That's not bad considering that Round Table West--which opened an Orange County branch in March--has had about 500 speakers at its monthly literary gabfests over the years. But when two scheduled celebrity authors--singer Peggy Lee and actor Macdonald Carey, who were to share the bill with Laguna Beach author T.
NEWS
February 17, 1990 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic insists he hasn't yet decided whether he'll run for the congressional seat held by Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove), but there was no question that he was testing the political waters at a book-signing before his appearance with film director Oliver Stone at UC Irvine last week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2000 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jo-Ann Mapson, the best-selling author of five novels, including "Hank & Chloe" and "The Wilder Sisters," conducted her final Orange County book signing last week--at least it was her last signing as an Orange County resident. Mapson is joining a handful of other notable Orange County authors--T. Jefferson Parker among the most recent--who have pulled up stakes over the past decade and moved out of the county.
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