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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cathie Linz  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Cathie lives in the Chicago area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Linz was the Head of Acquisitions at a university law library in the Chicago area. She published her first book in 1982 and has since written over 50 books. She has been the recipient of numerous awards.

Published Works

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  • Michael`s Baby, Silhouette, 1996
  • Tender Guardian, G.K. Hall, 1996
  • Husband Needed, Silhouette, 1997
  • Too Stubborn to Marry, Harlequin-Silhouette, 1998
  • Too Sexy for Marriage, Harlequin-Silhouette, 1998
  • Too Smart for Marriage, Harlequin-Silhouette, 1998
  • Pride and Joy, Hall-Thorndike Press, 1998
  • Sleeping Beauty and the Marine, Silhouette, 2003
  • The Marine and Me, Silhouette, 2005
  • Bad Girls Don't, Berkley, 2006
  • Good Girls Do, Berkley, 2006
  • Big Girls Don't Cry, Berkley, 2007
  • Smart Girls Think Twice, Berkley, 2009
  • Mad, Bad and Blond, Berkley, 2010
  • Luck Be A Lady, Berkley, October 15, 2010
  • Tempted Again, Berkley, 2011

Selected Titles At Your Library

Michael's baby /
ISBN: 037376023X. OCLC Number:

Silhouette Books,. New York, NY, U.S.A. :. ©1996.

When businessman Michael Janos hired Brett Munro, no one knew child care would become part of her duties. But when Brett discovered an infant left in the doorway, both would soon become fit parents for the child.

Tender guardian /
ISBN: 0440186455. OCLC Number:

Dell,. New York :. ©1985.

Too stubborn to marry /
ISBN: 0373440456. OCLC Number:

Harlequin Books,. Toronto ;. ©1998.

Too smart for marriage /
ISBN: 0373440510. OCLC Number:

Harlequin Books,. Toronto ;. ©1998.

Pride and joy /
ISBN: 0440169356. OCLC Number:

Dell,. New York :. ©1985.

Sleeping beauty & the Marine /
ISBN: 0373196377. OCLC Number:

Silhouette Books,. New York :. 2003.

The marine and me /
ISBN: 0373197934. OCLC Number:

Silhouette Books,. New York :. ©2005.

Bad girls don't /
ISBN: 042521284x. OCLC Number:

Berkley Sensation,. New York :. ©2006.

When she is pulled over for speeding, Skye Wright, usually able to talk her way out of any situation, meets her match in a gorgeous cop who refuses to succumb to her charms.

Good girls do /
ISBN: 0425208486. OCLC Number:

Berkley Sensation,. New York :. 2006.

After his father's death, Luke Maguire returns home to Serenity Falls to take care of the family bar and, while trying to liven the town up a little, forms an unlikely alliance with Julia Wright, a sassy librarian who can read him like an open book.

Big girls don't cry /
ISBN: 0425218317. OCLC Number:

Berkely Sensation,. New York :. 2007.

After an unsuccessful stint as a plus-size model, curvaceous beauty Leena Riley returns home to Rock Creek, where she works as a receptionist for veterinarian Cole Flannigan, who, back in high school, had made fun of her, but now sees her in a whole new light.

Smart girls think twice /
ISBN: 0425226484. OCLC Number:

Berkley Sensation,. New York, NY :. 2009.

Sociologist Emma Riley's new research project depends on a sexy bartender who wants nothing to do with her project-and certainly nothing to do with Emma. Too bad she's way too smart to ever take no for an answer.

Mad, bad and blonde /
ISBN: 0425233405. OCLC Number:

Berkley Sensation,. New York, N.Y. :. 2010.

After being jilted at the altar, librarian Faith West goes on her Italian honeymoon solo, but doesn't stay that way too long. And though her sexy rebound man has ulterior motives, feelings surface that neither of them are prepared for.

Luck be a lady /
ISBN: 0425237834. OCLC Number:

Berkley Sensation/Penguin Group (USA), Inc.,. New York :. 2010.

When her cousin's wedding is almost ruined by cop Logan Doyle, who reveals a shocking secret that shatters all of their lives, librarian Megan West sets off on a quest to make sense of the revelations, accompanied by Logan.

Tempted again /
ISBN: 0425244547. OCLC Number:

Berkley Sensation,. New York :. 2012.

"Marissa Bennett needs to start over, so she returns to her hometown of Hopeful, Ohio, and a new job at the library. After a painful divorce, she craves peace of mind and stability. ... The last thing Marissa needs is a new man in her life. Enter sexy lawman Connor Doyle--the bad boy who took her virginity back in high school. She knows she should turn the page on her past and get her life back on track, but Connor is irresistible. Has she come all the way home just to get her heart broken again?"--Page 4 of cover.


  • Romantic Times Career Achievement Storyteller of the Year
  • Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award
  • eHarlequin Readers Choice Award
  • Write Touch Award Best Contemporary Category Romance

    Speaking Engagements

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