Sandra Lynn Cox was born on March 12, 1948 in Waco, Texas and raised in Ft. Worth. As the oldest of five daughters, she was a responsible and mature girl, and always chose to read a book rather than play with dolls. She graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in English, and in her job as a contributing feature reporter at the nationally syndicated PM Magazine in Dallas. When the show experienced mass layoffs, however, Sandra found herself out of work. On 17 August 1968, she married Robert Michael Brown, former television anchorman and award-winning documentarian of Dust to Dust, and returned to Ft. Worth. They had two children, Rachel and Ryan. Though she continued in her occasional position as a showroom model in Dallas, her husband encouraged her to try fiction writing while their children were at school. He had just left a career as a news anchor and talk-show host to form his own production company, so why shouldn't she take a creative risk, too?

Within a year Sandra sold her first novel, Love's Encore, under the name Rachel Ryan (taken from the first names of her two children). Soon thereafter, she was producing a succession of books for six different publishers, culling ideas from briefs in USA Today, television shows, and her own active imagination. She wrote two boosk as Laura Jordan and several books for Harlequin under the name Erin St. Claire. Since the publication of her first novel in 1981, she has penned well over sixty books. Sandra has over fifty million copies of her books in print, and has achieved some major feats on what is perhaps the most highly regarded bestseller list of all--that of the New York Times. Since 1990, every one of Sandra's novels has appeared on the list. In total, her books have appeared on the prestigious list over thirty times. In 1992 her novel "French Silk" was made into an ABC-TV movie.

Book List in Order:5 titles

  • His savage, lying kisses made her bum with anger -- and passion. Andrea Malone knew that Lyon Ratliff thought she'd do anything to win a cable-ill interview with his famous father, a reclusive war hero who'd suddenly agreed to her request. She sho...


  • He was the most handsome man she had ever seen. Without warning, he strode across the room, took her in his arms, and kissed her as she had never been kissed before. Her own brother! Or was he? No, the man who assaulted her senses was not the man ...


  • Millions of women adored him: Drake Sloan, star ofAmerica's favorite soap opera. But Lauri Parrish knew the kind of man he was-selfish, egotistical, arrogant. She knew From the moment they met. Well, he wasn't her concern. As a gifted teacher of t...


  • The very sight of him made her weak with desire - this "brother-in-law" she barely knew. What cruel fate drove her into his arms and tempted her to yield to his outrageous demands? Jason Manning's arrogance knew no bounds. First he expected her t...


  • A glorious day on the sparkling Utah slopes lay behind her. Flames blazed on the hearth in front of her. Before she knew what possessed her, Camille had surrendered utterly to the virile stranger -- a man like no man she had met before. Two ...