Nancy J. Buckingham, borned on 10 August 1924, and John Sawyer, borned in 4 October 1919, married in 1949, they had a son, David, and a daughter, Helen. They formed one of the most popular writting-team marriage. Their first books were published under her maiden name Nancy Buckingham since 1967, are classical gothic novels. In 1970s, they started to used the pseudonyms: Christina Abbey and Erica Quest. In 1980, they sold her first novels to Silhouette, and they mixed their names to create the penname Nancy John. They also published one novel as Hilary London. The last novels that they published are a popular police series as Erica Quest, protagonized by the Detective Chief Inspector Kate Maddox. Their last novel was released in 1992, and John Sawyer passed away in 1994.

Nancy J. Buckingham Sawyer was the eighth elected Chairman (1973-1975) of the Romantic Novelists' Association, and now was one of its Vice-Presidents.

Book List in Order: 3 titles

  • The job she sees advertised-author seeks competent secretary... house on isolated and beautiful part of Pembrokeshire coast-seems the perfect solution to Anne, who is unsettled by a broken romance and her mother's recent death....


  • Lovely young Lynn Waring disliked her new boss even before he arrived, for he was coming to take the job that Lynn felt belonged to her hard-working brother-in-law, Tony Lambourn. Lynn gave Stephen Drake a cold welcome--and the office atmosphere t...


  • Pretty, young Jenny Milford was happy with her job as schoolteacher--but everyone in her home town seemed determined to marry her off to Ralph Aston, the local farmer whom she had "gone with" as long as she could remember. Jenny vowed she would no...