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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: Samantha James, Sandra James

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Romance




Illinois Connection

Kleinschmit grew up in Joliet.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sandra Kleinschmit began writing contemporany romance novels with her real name, later she used the penname Sandra James and now she writes historical novels as Samantha James. Her books have appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the USA Today and the New York Times.

Known for her emotionally charged "three-hanky reads", Samantha's books have been nominated for numerous Romantic Times awards, including the Career Achievement Award for Historical Romance.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- """My Cherished Enemy"""

-- *Best First Medieval Romance


-- """Every Wish Fulfilled"""

-- *Best British Isles Historical Romance


-- """Gabriel's Bride"""

-- *Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence