Deborah Chester

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General Information

Name: Deborah Chester

Pen Name: Jay D. Blakeney and Sean Dalton

Genres: Fiction

Born: 1957 in Chicago, Illinois



Illinois Connection

Deborah was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Deborah Chester received her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Oklahoma. She is internationally published, and an award-winning author of over 30 novels. She has written Regency romances, historical romances, young adult, science fiction, and fantasy. She is a tenured professor of professional writing the University of Oklahoma, where she teaches novel and short story writing. In 2004, she was inducted into the Writers Hall of Fame of America.

Published Works


  • Love So Wild, Coward, 1980.
  • French Slippers, Coward, 1981.
  • Royal Intrigue, Dell, 1982.
  • Heart's Desire, Avon, 1983.
  • Captured Hearts, Harlequin, 1989.


  • Reign of Shadows, Ace Books, 1996.
  • Shadow War, Ace Books, 2004.
  • Realm of Light, Ace Books, 2004.


  • The Golden One, Boulevard, 1997.
  • The Crimson Claw, Ace, 1998.
  • The Crystal Eye, Ace, 1999.


  • The Sword, Ace, 2000.
  • The Ring, Ace, 2000.
  • The Chalice, Ace, 2001.


  • The Queen's Gambit, Ace, 2002.
  • The King Betrayed, Ace, 2003.
  • The Queen's Knight, Ace, 2004.
  • The King Imperiled, Berkley Publishing, 2005.


  • The Sign of the Owl, (juvenile), Four Winds Press, 1981.

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

A love so wild

ISBN: 0698110072
Release Date: 1980

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French Slippers

ISBN: 0440127572
Release Date: 1982-08-15

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Royal Intrigue

ISBN: 0440170656
Release Date: 1982-07

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Hearts Desire

ISBN: 0380847981
Release Date: 1983-10

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Captured Hearts

ISBN: 0373286228
Release Date: 1989-04-01

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Reign of Shadows (Ruby Throne)

ISBN: 0441011667
Release Date: 2004-01-27

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Shadow War (Ruby Throne)

ISBN: 0441011691
Release Date: 2004-02-24

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Realm of Light (Ruby Throne)

ISBN: 0441011721
Release Date: 2004-03-30

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The Crimson Claw (Lucasfilm's Alien Chronicles)

ISBN: 0441005659
Release Date: 1998-10-01

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The Crystal Eye (Lucasfilm's Alien Chronicles)

ISBN: 0441006353
Release Date: 1999-08-01

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Sword, Ring, and Chalice: The Sword

ISBN: 0441007023
Release Date: 2000-02-01

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The Sword, the Ring, and the Chalice: The Ring (Sword, Ring, and Chalice)

ISBN: 0441007570
Release Date: 2000-08-01

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Sword, Ring, Chalice (Sword, Ring, and Chalice)

ISBN: 0441007961
Release Date: 2001-01-01

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The King Imperiled

ISBN: 0441013538
Release Date: 2005-11-29

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The sign of the owl

ISBN: 0590077295
Release Date: 1981

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Literary Awards

  • American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, The Sign of The Owl

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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