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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Deborah Chester  

Pen Name: Jay D. Blakeney and Sean Dalton

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1957 in Chicago, Illinois


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-- Website -- http://deborahchester.com/
-- Deborah Chester on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=deborah+chester

E-Mail: -- dchester@deborahchester.com


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.


Awards


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

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Contact the author at [mailto:dchester@deborahchester.com dchester@deborahchester.com]

Selected Titles At Your Library

A love so wild
ISBN: 0708907644. OCLC Number: 8390885

Ulverscroft,. .

A love so wild /
ISBN: 0698110072. OCLC Number: 4832174

Coward, McCann & Geoghegan,. .

Captured hearts /
ISBN: 0373286228. OCLC Number: 19736325

Harlequin Books,. .

Faith in America :
ISBN: 0275986055. OCLC Number: 233527039

Praeger,. .

French slippers /
ISBN: 0440127572. OCLC Number: 10675991

Dell,. .

Handbook of transfusion medicine
ISBN: 0123487757. OCLC Number: 162129284

Academic Press,. .

Handbook of Transfusion Medicine is unique in that it provides a comprehensive and practical description of all blood products and blood cell types currently used in transfusions, their appropriate applications, pathophysiology of conditions managed by transfusion, and pathophysiology of adverse reactions. Each chapter follows a standard format including numerous tables and algorithms, with summary elements highlighted throughout by a second-color for quick reference. Sections Include: * Blood collection and testing * Blood component description * Preparation and usage * Red blood cell antigens and antibodies * Specialized component processing * Specialized transfusion situations * Transfusion-transmitted diseases * Transfusion reactions * Infectious complications of transfusion * Therapeutic apheresis and quality * Acute bleeding and massive transfusion * Transfusion of the patient with a coagulopathy * Transfusion of obstetrics, pediatric, immunocompromised, and platelet refractory patients * Up-to-date references to all aspects of transfusion medicine.

Heart's desire /
ISBN: 0380847981. OCLC Number: 10445777

Avon,. .

Realm of light
ISBN: 1626815909. OCLC Number: 908245647

Diversion Books,. .

After nine centuries--and ten lifetimes--the Emperor Kostimon is dead, and darkness sweeps the land. The emperor's young widow, Elandra, has fled the shadows of war with her champion, the warrior Caelan--the man she has grown to love. But is the emperor truly dead? Or can the power of the shadow god bring him back? Elandra must make a fateful decision--to fulfill her destiny on the throne, or to follow her heart. And the warrior Caelan must stand and fight--for his life, for his love, and for the entire kingdom.

Realm of light /
ISBN: 0441011721. OCLC Number: 225032631

Ace Books,. .

Reign of shadows
ISBN: 9781626815889. OCLC Number: 903690064

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Caelan E'Non is the son of the land's most powerful healer, and is naturally expected to follow in his father's footsteps. Except Caelan feels a burning desire to blaze his own trail and possesses a magic he does not understand. Elandra Albain has been raised as a servant in her father's house. Her sister, Lady Bixia, has been pampered and spoiled, and is thought to be destined for greatness. But Elandra has a destiny all her own. For as long as Caelan or Elandra can recall, Emperor Kostimon has ruled the land. For nine centuries his life has been sustained. But this wondrous immortality stems from a bargain with the very source of evil itself, from the dark lord Beloth. Now, as Kostimon's tenth and final lifetime begins, the shadow god is growing restless. And so begins the REIGN OF SHADOWS.

Reign of shadows /
ISBN: 0441011667. OCLC Number: 34794252

Ace Books,. .

For over nine hundred years, the Emperor Kostimon has sat upon the Ruby Throne. He bargained with the dark gods for his immortality-and now he and his kingdom will have to pay the price.

Royal intrigue /
ISBN: 0440170656. OCLC Number: 76148684

Dell,. .

Shadow war /
ISBN: 0441011691. OCLC Number: 36094181

Ace Books,. .

The kingdom of Imperia is threatened by an unspeakable evil-and only Caelan E'non, a champion gladiator, possesses the power and courage to combat it. In this second tale in the Ruby Throne trilogy, the Kingdom of Imperia is threatened by an unspeakable evil--and only Caelan E'non, a champion gladiator, possesses the power and courage to combat it.

Shadow War.
ISBN: 1626815895. OCLC Number: 908245719

Diversion Books,. .

From the national bestselling author. For nine centuries the Emperor Kostimon has sat upon the Ruby Throne. The dark lord Beloth is responsible for his eternal existence. And what the shadow god has bestowed, he can easily take away... As the aging Kostimon awaits the crowning of his empress, Elandra Albain, forces of evil conspire to destroy the kingdom of Imperia. Whispers of treason come from those closest to the emperor-including his own son. Pure of spirit, Elandra remains untouched by the shadow god-but she senses his return. With darkness descending, Elandra finds her destiny joined with another's. Possessing the magic of a healer and a warrior's might, Caelan E'non has risen from lowly slave to champion gladiator. And when the dark lord and his minions overtake the castle, he will find Elandra's life-and the future of the empire-in his hands.

The chalice /
ISBN: 0441007961. OCLC Number: 45698275

Ace Books,. .

The half-elven Dain, now the heir to the kingdom of Nether, joins his hated rival, Prince Gavril, in a perilous quest to find the Chalice of Eternal Life, hoping to use the magical relic to save the life of his beloved, Princess Pheresa, who has fallen victim to poison meant for Dain. --Publisher

The crimson claw /
ISBN: 0441005659. OCLC Number: 39848746

Ace Books,. .

The crystal eye /
ISBN: 0441006353. OCLC Number: 41917311

Ace Books,. .

In the conclusion of the story of Ampris the Exile, the rule of the mighty reptilian Viis is coming to an end, planetary resources are dwindling, slave races are challenging their masters, and a prophecy will come to pass.

The golden one
ISBN: 1565112407. OCLC Number: 38883371

HighBridge Audio,. .

For centuries the kingdom of the beautiful, reptilian Viis flourished, though it is now reduced to one decaying homeworld. But Sahmrahd Kaa, the ruler of the Viis, is not concerned. He has just purchased a new pet for his daughter. The animal is an Aaroun, a lower creature kept by the Viis as slaves. Unknown to the Kaa, however, is the true importance of this pet.

The king betrayed /
ISBN: 0441011152. OCLC Number: 53445394

Ace Books,. .

The king imperiled /
ISBN: 0441013538. OCLC Number: 62349168

Berkley Publishing,. .

The queen's gambit
ISBN: 9781101208090. OCLC Number: 793013871

Ace Books,. .

The throne was her destiny-until Princess Pheresa lost her groom, Mandria's heir, to the dark magic that consumed him. Now Pheresa's fate is uncertain, even when the great King Verence names her Princess Royal-because the title comes with one condition: She must take Lervan, a man of acceptable birth and rank, as her husband. Reluctantly, she agrees. Then, without warning, the old king dies. And Pheresa succeeds to the throne. But all is not well. Many fear that Pheresa has been weakened by the evil magic. Her enemies are strong. Her husband plots against her. And her only ally is the last man she would ever choose-and the one man she should never love. Annotation.

The queen's gambit /
ISBN: 0441009972. OCLC Number: 51073029

Ace Books,. .

The throne was her destiny-until Princess Pheresa lost her groom, Mandria's heir, to the dark magic that consumed him. Now Pheresa's fate is uncertain, even when the great King Verence names her Princess Royal-because the title comes with one condition: She must take Lervan, a man of acceptable birth and rank, as her husband. Reluctantly, she agrees. Then, without warning, the old king dies. And Pheresa succeeds to the throne. But all is not well. Many fear that Pheresa has been weakened by the evil magic. Her enemies are strong. Her husband plots against her. And her only ally is the last man she would ever choose-and the one man she should never love. Annotation. The royal intrigues first begun in Chester's trilogy--which includes "The Sword, The Ring, " and "The Chalice, "--Continue. The throne was the destiny of Princess Phersa, but she lost her groom, Mandria's heir, to the dark magic that consumed him. Now Phersa's fate is uncertain, and her enemies are strong. Her only ally is the man she would never choose--the only man she should never love.

The queen's knight /
ISBN: 0441012256. OCLC Number: 57012247

Ace Books,. .

Pheresa, Mandria's rightful queen, must banish her sworn protector, Sir Talmor, from her court when he reveals his magical powers while saving her from a threat--and when she is threatened yet again, his race to rescue her might cost him his soul.

The ring /
ISBN: 0441007570. OCLC Number: 44771203

Ace Books,. .

Alexeika, a rebel princess, and Dain, a half-elf courtier, discover a shared destiny in a magic talisman that holds the key to rescuing their world from the evil Grethori.

The sign of the owl /
ISBN: 0590077295. OCLC Number: 7176001

Four Winds Press,. .

The 15-year-old son of the Duke of Gaumont seeks to regain the duchy which, after a bloody battle, is now under the control of his ruthless uncle, Lord Claude.

The sword /
ISBN: 0441007023. OCLC Number: 43435146

Ace Books,. .

Dain, a half-elven boy, and Alexeika, brave daughter of the rebel leader, are the only ones who can save the kingdom from evil Crown Prince Gavril.