Authors with Last Names Beginning with "B"
Bacher, June Masters
June Masters Bacher is regarded as a master storyteller in which their is always a surprising twist. She has also written poetry and a devotional for women and her books include romance, historical romance, and fiction.
Kathleen Bacus began writing romance novels, paranormal romance, and general fiction as an escape from the challenges of raising four children including triplets all under the age of four. She was one of the first women to serve as a state trooper in Iowa learning to never stop laughing and never give up.
Baglio, Ben M.
David Baldacci is a native Virginian having grown up in Richmond and attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He later received a law degree from the University of Virginia. His writing career has blossomed and he has written in many genera including thrillers, police detective and private investigator mysteries, suspense, action adventure, and general fiction. He and his wife are co-founders of the Wish You Well Foundation combatting illiteracy in the United States.
Lucille Ball spent her early life in Jamestown, New York and through her career with the Ziegfeld Follies, radio, television, and film she became one of the pre-eminent comediennes of all time.
Barnes, F. A.
Francis A. or Fran Barnes served as an aerospace engineer for many years and was involved in technical documentation. On a visit to the Canyon Country of the western United States with his family he realized that the beauty, culture, and people were more to his liking and he began his career full-time in creative writing about the area.
Suzanne Barrett is a facility engineer and has written romance novels as well as general fiction often relating the character to her own career.
Barron, T. A.
Baxter, Mary Lynn
Mary Lynn Baxter has always been involved with books as a librarian, a bookstore owner as well as an author of romance and romantic suspense novels.
Beaton, M. C.
Barbara Bickmore has published romance and historical romance novels as well as general fiction in which her characters become strong women with direction and focus in their lives.
Maeve Binchy grew up in Ireland and has written short stories, plays, and television scripts as well as romance, suspense, literary, and general fiction novels. She graduated from the University College in Dublin and taught in a convent school during her early years.
Terri Blackstock realized early in her writing career that it was important for her to include her own beliefs and trials growing as a Christian in her stories. She focuses on the crises and bad decisions one makes as they move through life and demonstrates how God has provided for those mistakes and errors in judgment. She incorporates this into her romance, suspense, and general fiction genera.
Blair, L. E.
Borneman, Walter R.
Walter R. Borneman is a lawyer from Colorado with an unbound fascination for the history and National Parks of the West and has won awards for his multimedia programs for these areas.
Bottke, Allison Gappa
Bowen, Catherine Drinker
Catherine Drinker Bowen was born to a Quaker family and studied music at the Peabody Institute and Juilliard School of Music before deciding she really wanted to write. She developed her skills as a biographer preferring to do her own research and often spending time with the person to gain the more personal perspective.
Bowman, Sr., Curtis L.
Curtis L. Bowman, Sr. has served as a local historian for Waynesboro, VA compiling maps, letters, diaries, and conducting interviews to gain a better understanding of the city history.
Box, C. J.
Bradford, Barbara Taylor
Braun, Lillian Jackson
Brown, Kenneth A.
Kenneth A. Brown is a graduate of Stanford University as well as Columbia University School of Journalism and has worked as a reporter throughout the United States and Africa
Rande Brown or Rande Gail Brown was educated at Princeton University in East Asian Studies and has been an integral person in the facilitation of cultural exchange and understanding between Japan and the United States. She has been involved in numerous translations from Japanese to English especially in spiritual and cultural works. She also attended New York University where she pursued specialization in social work and is a much respected psychotherapist with a particular interest in the interaction of Buddhism and its influence on psychology and spirituality.
Brown, Rita Mae
Sandra Brown had an early career in commercial television, in modeling, and as an on-air television personality. She has had much success publishing romance, historical romance, romantic suspense, thrillers, and general fiction novels since the 1980's. She has also published under the pseudonyms of Laura Jordan, Rachel Ryan (her children's first names), and Erin St. Claire.
Bruce, Philip Alexander
Philip Alexander Bruce was born in 1856 on a plantation in Charlotte County, Virginia and was educated at the University of Virginia and Harvard University. He was a well-respected historian having written several multi-volume histories of the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as of the University of Virginia.
Brunstetter, Wanda E.
Bryant, William Cullen
William Cullen Bryant was best known for his poetry which was his real love but was also a major newspaper editor for over 50 years. He exhibited very strong political beliefs which often led to confrontation but also provided a wealth of influence in his writings.