Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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Name: Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Pen Name: Justine Cole - used on book written in collaboration with her friend, Claire

Born: in Cincinnati, Ohio

Website: www.susanelizabethphillips.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SusanElizabethPhillipsNovels

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sepauthor

Email: www.susanelizabethphillips.com/emailsusuan.html



Illinois Connection

Phillips lives in a suburb of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Susan Elizabeth Phillips is an award-winning and best-selling writer of romance novels.

Published Works

  • The Copeland Bride, Dell, 1983 - written in collaboration under the pen name, Justine Cole
  • Risen Glory, Dell, 1984
  • Glitter Baby, Dell, 1987 - revised rewrite in 2009
  • Fancy Pants, Pocket Books, 1989 - reprinted in 2005
  • Hot Shot, Pocket Books, 1991
  • Honey Moon, Pocket Books, 1993
  • It Had to Be You, Avon, 1994
  • Heaven, Texas, Avon, 1995
  • Kiss an Angel, Avon, 1996
  • Nobody`s Baby But Mine , Avon, 1997
  • Dream a Little Dream, Avon, 1998
  • Lady Be Good, Avon, 1999
  • First Lady, Avon, 2000
  • This Heart of Mine, Morrow, 2001
  • Breathing Room, Morrow, 2002
  • Ain't She Sweet, Morrow, 2004
  • Match Me if You Can, Morrow, 2005
  • Natural Born Charmer, Morrow, 2007
  • What I Did for Love, Avon, 2009
  • Call Me Irresistible, Morrow, 2011
  • The Great Escape, Morrow, 2012
  • Heroes are My Weakness, Morrow, 2014
  • First Star I See Tonight, Minotaur, 2016

Titles at Your Library

The Copeland Bride

ISBN: 0440112354
Release Date: 1983-02

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Fancy Pants

ISBN: 1416505245
Release Date: 2005-03-01

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Hot Shot

ISBN: 067165831X
Release Date: 1991-06-01

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Honey Moon

ISBN: 0671735934
Release Date: 1993-06-01

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It Had to Be You (Chicago Stars)

ISBN: 0380776839
Release Date: 2002-03-05

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Heaven, Texas (Chicago Stars)

ISBN: 0380776847
Release Date: 1995-01-01

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Nobody's Baby But Mine

ISBN: 0380782340
Release Date: 1997-02-01

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Dream a Little Dream

ISBN: 0380794470
Release Date: 1998-02-01

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Lady Be Good

ISBN: 0380794489
Release Date: 2004-06-29

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First Lady (Wynette, Texas)

ISBN: 0380808072
Release Date: 2000-02-08

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This Heart of Mine

ISBN: 0380808080
Release Date: 2002-02-05

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Ain't She Sweet?

ISBN: 0061032085
Release Date: 2005-01-25

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Match Me If You Can (Chicago Stars)

ISBN: 0060734566
Release Date: 2006-08-29

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What I Did for Love (Wynette, Texas)

ISBN: 0061351512
Release Date: 2009-12-29

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The Great Escape (Wynette, Texas)

ISBN: 0062106082
Release Date: 2014-03-25

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Heroes Are My Weakness: A Novel

ISBN: 0062106074
Release Date: 2014-08-26

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First Star I See Tonight: A Novel (Chicago Stars)

ISBN: 0062405616
Release Date: 2016-08-23

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Literary Awards

Career Awards:

  • Romantic Times Pioneer Award, April 2012
  • Romance Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award, 2006
  • Inducted into Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame, 2001

Risen Glory

  • Silver Medallion for Historical Romance, Romance Writers of America, 1984
  • Critic's Choice Award, Best New Historical Romance Author, Romantic Times, 1985

Fancy Pants

  • Best Romance of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Romantic Times, 1988-89

Hot Shot

  • Reviewer's Choice Award, Best Contemporary Novel, Romantic Times Publishing Group, 1991

It Had to be You

  • Favorite Book of the Year, Romance Writers of America, 1994
  • Romance of the Year, Affaire de Coeur, 1994
  • Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, Best Contemporary Romance, 1994
  • Best Contemporary Romance, Affaire de Coeur, 1994
  • Best Single Title Contemporary, The Readers' Voice, 1994
  • Top 25 Romances of the Century, Amazon.com

Heaven, Texas

  • Best Contemporary Romance, Bookstores That Care

Kiss an Angel

  • Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, Contemporary Romance, 1996
  • Top Ten Favorite Author, Affaire de Coeur

Nobody's Baby But Mine

  • Favorite Book of the Year, Romance Writers of America, 1997
  • RITA Award, Single Title Contemporary Romance, 1997
  • Best Contemporary Romance, Bookstores That Care

Dream a Little Dream

  • RITA Award, Single Title Contemporary Romance, 1998
  • Top Ten Favorite Book of the Year, Romance Writers of America (#1 ranking)

Lady Be Good

  • Top Ten Favorite Book of the Year, Romance Writers of America (#1 ranking)
  • Finalist, RITA Award, Single Title Contemporary Romance, 1999
  • Best Books of the Year List, Library Journal, 1999
  • Top Ten Favorite Writer, Affaire De Coeur, 1999

First Lady

  • RITA Award, Single Title Contemporary Romance, 2001
  • Top Ten Favorite Book of the Year, Romance Writers of America

This Heart of Mine

  • Waldenbooks Best Selling Hardcover Debut
  • Top Ten Favorite Book of the Year, Romance Writers of America
  • Dorothy Parker Award of Excellence Reviewers International Organization, 2001

Breathing Room

  • Top Ten Favorite Book of the Year, Romance Writers of America
  • Best of Romance Borders Books, 2002

Ain't She Sweet?

  • Borders Bestselling Contemporary Hardcover Romance
  • Borders Best of Romance, 2004

Match Me If You Can

  • Borders Best of Romance, 2005
  • Top Five Romance List, Library Journal, 2005

Natural Born Charmer

  • Audie Winner, Best Audiobook Romance, 2008
  • Debuted at #4 on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list
  • Outstanding Romance, American Library Association Genre Fiction Award, 2007
  • Audible.com’s Best Audiobooks, Romance 2007 (#2 Ranking)
  • Best Audiobooks, Library Journal, 2007
  • Editor's Choice, Audio for Adults, Booklist, 2007

What I Did for Love

  • Best Books, Library Journal, 2009

Call Me Irresistible

  • Best Romance Books, Library Journal, 2011
  • Top 10 Romance Fiction, Booklist Online, 2011

The Great Escape

  • Top Romance, Library Journal, 2012

Heroes are My Weakness

  • A Best Fiction Book, Kirkus, 2014
  • A Best Romance, Library Journal, 2014
  • Top Ten Romance Fiction, Booklist, 2014
  • A Best Contemporary Romance, RT Reviews, 2014
  • GREAT READ, NPR Books, 2014
  • Best Books, AARP 2014
  • ILLINOIS READS Book, Illinois Reading Council, 2015

First Star I See Tonight

  • Starred Review, Library Journal, 2016
  • Starred Review, BookList, 2016
  • Starred Review, Kirkus, 2016
  • Best Fiction of 2016, Kirkus

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

Agent:

Steve Axelrod

Axelrod Agency

65 Church St.

Lenox, MA 01240

External Links

Susan Elizabeth Phillips on WorldCat

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