Novelist Rosamunde Pilcher wrote her first book for Mills & Boon under the name Jane Fraser. She eventually wrote under her own name and is probably best known for her novel ‘The Shell Seekers’. In 2002 she was awarded an OBE for services to literature.
The Queen of Regency romance Georgette Heyer wrote for Mills & Boon as Stella Martin. Her depth and detail was consistently praised throughout her career in historical romance and detective fiction.
Journalist and author Sally Beauman, who became famous for receiving the biggest advance ever paid for a ‘first’ novel at the time, wrote several novels for Mills & Boon under the pseudonym Vanessa James.
5. Pamela Wallace
Pamela Wallace used to write romances for Mills & Boon series Silhouette. She later won an academy award for co-scripting the film ‘Witness’ (a thriller set in the Amish community) which featured Harrison Ford.
6. Jack London
Jack London was one of Mills & Boon’s most successful authors in the early days of the company. He wrote several adventure stories for the publisher between 1912 and 1928.
These are just a few of the writers who got their early career breaks courtesy of Mills & Boon, which just goes to prove that a lot of great things start with a kiss!
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