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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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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

    NOVELS
  • Love So Wild, Coward, 1980.
  • French Slippers, Coward, 1981.
  • Royal Intrigue, Dell, 1982.
  • Heart's Desire, Avon, 1983.
  • Captured Hearts, Harlequin, 1989.RUBY THRONE SERIES
  • Reign of Shadows, Ace Books, 1996.
  • Shadow War, Ace Books, 2004.
  • Realm of Light, Ace Books, 2004.ALIEN CHRONICLES SERIES
  • The Golden One, Boulevard, 1997.
  • The Crimson Claw, Ace, 1998.
  • The Crystal Eye, Ace, 1999.SWORD, RING, AND CHALICE SERIES
  • The Sword, Ace, 2000.
  • The Ring, Ace, 2000.
  • The Chalice, Ace, 2001.DAIN SERIES
  • The Queen's Gambit, Ace, 2002.
  • The King Betrayed, Ace, 2003.
  • The Queen's Knight, Ace, 2004.
  • The King Imperiled, Berkley Publishing, 2005.OTHER
  • The Sign of the Owl'', (juvenile), Four Winds Press, 1981.


Selected Titles At Your Library

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

Coward, McCann & Geoghegan,. New York :. ©1980.

French slippers /
ISBN: 0440127572. OCLC Number:

Dell,. New York :. [1982], ©1981.

Royal intrigue /
ISBN: 0440170656. OCLC Number:

Dell,. New York :. ©1982.

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

Avon,. New York :. ©1983.

Captured hearts /
ISBN: 0373286228. OCLC Number:

Harlequin Books,. Toronto ;. 1989.

Reign of shadows /
ISBN: 0441011667. OCLC Number:

Ace Books,. New York :. ©1996.

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.

Shadow war /
ISBN: 0441011691. OCLC Number:

Ace Books,. New York :. ©1997.

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.

Realm of light /
ISBN: 0441011721. OCLC Number:

Ace Books,. New York :. 1997.

The crimson claw /
ISBN: 0441005659. OCLC Number:

Ace Books,. New York :. 1998.

The crystal eye /
ISBN: 0441006353. OCLC Number:

Ace Books,. New York :. ©1999.

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 sword /
ISBN: 0441007023. OCLC Number:

Ace Books,. New York :. ©2000.

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.

The ring /
ISBN: 0441007570. OCLC Number:

Ace Books,. New York :. ©2000.

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 chalice /
ISBN: 0441007961. OCLC Number:

Ace Books,. New York :. 2001.

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

Ace Books,. New York :. 2002.

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 king betrayed /
ISBN: 0441011152. OCLC Number:

Ace Books,. New York :. 2003.

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

Ace Books,. New York :. 2004.

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 king imperiled /
ISBN: 0441013538. OCLC Number:

Berkley Publishing,. New York :. 2005.

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

Four Winds Press,. New York :. ©1981.

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.


Awards

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

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

    Contact the author at dchester@deborahchester.com