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Mary Lynn Baxter

Mary Lynn Baxter

Totally tempting – totally Texan!

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Mary's top writing themes

Emotional expression - wit
Physical intimacy
Lust and desire

About Mary

Since I was a young girl, books and reading have been an important part of my life. Only after I read all the 'goodies' in my public library did my mother encourage me to buy Harlequin romances. Back then they were 35 cents each!

Those reading years laid the background for my decision to major in Library Science at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, and become a school librarian. After eight years of working in various school systems, I felt a need to do something different. I decided I wanted to open a bookstore. With the help of my husband and mother, I did just that. For over twenty years I sold books, and loved every minute of it. Then I decided I needed a new challenge. Following an intense amount of pushing and prodding from my husband, Leonard, I took the plunge and tried my hand at writing.

After months of agonising and chewing my nails, I finally mailed All our Tomorrows to Silhouette books in February 1981. One year later it was published as a Silhouette Special Edition. Now, over forty books later, I'm still writing. I can't think of anything else I'd rather do with my time and energy.

Favourite films

Pretty Woman