2014 A to Z Challenge: D


A bit of self-promotion today. Sorry about that.

Emma Darcy

Wikipedia (with my corrections) says,

Emma Darcy is the pseudonym used by the Australian husband–wife writing team of Wendy Brennan (b. 28 November) and Frank Brennan (died 1995); they wrote in collaboration over 45 romance novels. In 1993, on the Emma Darcy pseudonym’s 10th anniversary, they created the “Emma Darcy Award Contest” to encourage authors to finish their manuscripts. Following the death of Frank Brennan in 1995, Wendy now writes the books on her own. Wendy lives in New South Wales, Australia.

Darcy sold 60 million books from 1983 to 2001, and averages six new books per year.

In 2002, Darcy’s first crime novel Who Killed Angelique? won the Ned Kelly Award for best first novel. In 2003, the next novel, Who Killed Bianca, was a finalist for the Ned Kelly Award for best novel.

Miriam Drori (me)

Crooked Cat says,

MiriamBorn and raised in London, Miriam graduated in Maths. She worked as a computer programmer for several years and later as a technical writer. She began writing creatively in order to raise awareness of social anxiety. Since then the scope of her writing has widened, but she hasn’t lost sight of her original goal.

Miriam has had short stories published in the anthologies 100 Stories for Queensland and Hitler Did It.

Neither Here nor There will be her first published novel.

 The Link

Wendy Brennan, real name of Emma Darcy, used to be a computer programmer before taking up writing. I also used to work as a computer programmer.

By Miriam Drori

Author, editor, attempter of this thing called life. Social anxiety warrior. Cultivating a Fuji, edition 3, a poignant, humorous and uplifting tale, published with Ocelot Press, January 2023.

11 replies on “2014 A to Z Challenge: D”

Nothing wrong with a bit of self-publicity. I have to admit to my shame that I had never heard of Emma Darcy but it’s an interesting story and the books have obviously been phenomenally successful. Thanks for introducing me to new authors.

It takes a special kind of marriage to survive writing together. Interesting tidbits.

I am doing a Maine author-book title theme for A to Z, adding my own original poetry using the title of the book. Not quite the same as yours, but in the same vein! Stop by if you get a chance. Thanks for sharing these authors and the links.
Donna Smith
The A-to-Z Challenge
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