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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Anita Williams  

Pen Name: Maggie Ferguson

Genre: Fiction Romance

Audience: Adult;


-- Anita Williams on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Williams lives in Springfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Williams was an attorney for the Department of Human Services. She holds a BS in Education from Southeast Missouri State University and a Juris Doctor from Washington University in St. Louis.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Looks Are Deceiving
ISBN: 037322284X

Harlequin. 1994

THE MORNING AFTER.... was Alissa Adam's worst nightmare come true. Haunted at night by images of murder, she was afraid to sleep...and even more afraid to wake. The light of day always revealed her visions to be horribly real. Not even the tender caresses and midnight kisses of lawman Kyle Stone could soothe her shattered nerves. What Alissa needed more than Kyle's passion was his trust. But unless she could persuade him that she could predict the killer's next victim, the murders would go unsolved. And while Alissa could foresee the terrible fate of others, she couldn't possibly dream what fate held in store for her.

Crime Of Passion (Legal Thriller)
ISBN: 0373223471

Harlequin. 1995

Fever Rising
ISBN: 0373224087

Harlequin. 1997

True Hearts (Intrigue)
ISBN: 0373224745

Harlequin. 1998

HIS BODY TEMPTED HER, HIS EYES SEDUCED HER-HIS WORDS STUNNED HER... All her life, Hailey Monroe had believed in the love and goodness of her parents. Then they suddenly died-and security expert Sean Cassadine arrived to tell her everything she knew was a lie. Duty demanded that Sean investigate whether or not Hailey was his rich client's long-lost daughter. Experience told him she was no different than the gold diggers he'd unmasked in the past. But his heart urged him to hold her and keep her safe-because no matter who she was, someone was determined she wouldn't live to learn the truth...


''Crime of Passion''
  • BlackBoard Best Seller List of the ABA
  • Essence Magazine Best Seller List
  • Nominated as Best Harlequin Intrigue for 1995-1996 by Romantic Times ''Fever Rising''
  • Ingram Top 50 Romance List
  • Emerge Magazine Best Seller List Williams was honored at the 1995 and 1996 Illinois Author Book Fairs hosted by the Illinois Center for the Book and the Illinois State Library.

    Speaking Engagements

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    Contact author at PO Box 5397, Springfield, Illinois 62705