Norma Beishir was born on 5 August 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. She has wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember. She used to get in trouble in school because she was writing when she should has been paying attention in class. She foolishly sent a handwritten manuscript to a publisher when she was sixteen. It was rejected, of course--but an editor actually took the time to look at it and wrote her, saying she had talent but wasn't ready for publication yet. She worked in numerous occupations, all with one goal in mind: to one day realize her dream of being a published writer.

Some years later, she found an agent and sold her first novel within six months. Six months later, Berkley bought two more books from her--for a six-figure advance. She published mainstream novels with Berkley as Norma Beishir and romances through Silhouette as Toni Collins. When she began writing for Silhouette Books, she felt a greater freedom with the category romance format, since she felt that she "could do things in these books that simply didn't fit" her mainsteam novels. Obsessed with having creative control--she made the move to self-publishing for her latest two as ebooks, and introduce two new pseudonyms: Robin Collins and Scarlett Martin.

She has traveled extensively and now lives in her native St. Louis with her husband and son.

Book List in Order: 9 titles

  • A LONG-LOST PROPOSAL My dear, I love you, and being apart from you has made me realize how much I really need you. I hope you'll be able to promise that I'll be coming home to you. Say you'll be my wife.... All my love always Amy Barrington c...


  • FAMILY SECRETS Danielle Vine was stumped: she'd been left a huge sum of money but she didn't know from who or shy! She couldn't accept her inheritance until she found out where it came fro, so she hired gorgeous private eye Mitch Newman. Problem w...


  • Divorcee Laura Westin hasn't had a date since Ben, her ex, proposed at the senior prom Option One: Spend Saturday nights wondering what Ben's doing Option Two: Spend Saturday nights "dating" an irresistible stranger on a computer network for si...


  • What Miss "Bah Humbug" Needed: Christmas was coming, and Casey Tucker got grumpier by the minute. Why couldn't do-gooder Gabe Wheeler just let her spend this darned season alone? But being with Gabe soon had her warming to the idea of goodwill towar...


  • Daddy's Back Derek Wolfe was too young to die. And his kids were too young to lose their only parent. But when he demanded to leave heaven and return to earth, he never considered the consequences. His children didn't recognize him, and their guar...


  • Once in a very long lifetime Twenty-nine and still single Gabby Thorne doubted she'd ever get married. So when her handsome, blond, blue-eyed boss began wooing her the old-fashioned way, Gabby overlooked their age difference . . .even though it wa...


  • Dear Joe... When Christine; Holland wrote to "any soldier" stationed in the Gulf, Private Joe Parrish replied. But Joe wasn't just any soldier. His picture showed a tall, handsome hunk, and his weekly letters soon became more intimate. It wasn't l...


  • EXTRA! EXTRA! EX-HUSBAND STILL IMPOSSIBLE! by Kathleen Wilder St. Louis, MO-- Mel Riggs, rugged, romantic and this reporter's professional rival and ex-husband, was still hopelessly old-fashioned. The man thought that wives in the workplace were a ...


  • SPECIAL DELIVERY! Jack Spangler was a night owl and, snowstorm or no snowstorm, he didn't appreciate being interrupted in the middle of his work to take his pregnant--and--alone neighbor Katie Maxwell to the hospital. But off he went, since the al...