The 100 (Plus!) Club

by Karen Green

In the book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell claims that the key to expertise in a given skill is to have practiced that skill for at least 10,000 hours. If that’s the case, these writers can safely be called mavens. Authoring more than 100 (yes, really!) books each, these writers have achieved a level of prolificacy unmatched by most. And we, the readers, are all the more fortunate for it. Take a look at these distinguished authors, who, between them, have written nearly 1000 books. That’s a pretty big to-be-read pile, but we’re up for it.

 

Maureen Child

As the author of books in popular series like Billionaires and Babies, The Lassiters and Kings of California, Utah writer Maureen Child knows how to turn up the heat and keep things interesting. And with more than 14 million books sold, it’s easy to see that readers can’t get enough of her sassy, sexy style.

Read her latest:

HIS UNEXPECTED HEIR (Little Secrets)

Rita Marchetti has mourned Jack Buchanan for six months. Yet here he is, alive, standing in front of her, perfect…and devastatingly sexy! Even more amazing is the former marine’s admission that he wanted Rita to think he’d died. But the two of them are about to become three, and Jack is back just in time. Despite the pain he holds so close to his heart, Jack can’t walk away from his child. A marriage in name only would solve everything. Everything except a desire too deeply buried and too long denied…

 

Susan Mallery

Nearly 120 books in, Susan Mallery’s sexy, sunny, witty and wonderful novels continue to delight readers. From her beloved Fool’s Gold series to the heartfelt relationships explored in small-town Mischief Bay, Mallery’s loyal fans have helped launch dozens of the Seattle-area writer’s books up the bestseller lists.

Read her latest:

DAUGHTERS OF THE BRIDE

When their mother announces plans to marry, three sisters must put aside their own issues with love to support her. For awkward Courtney, that means hiding an affair she’s having; for Sienna, it means deciding whether or not to accept her third proposal; and Rachel must put aside the heartache from her recent divorce. Can they keep it together long enough to watch their mother say “I do”?

 

Debbie Macomber

Writer—and knitter—extraordinaire, Debbie Macomber connects with her fans not only through her millions of copies of books sold, but through the craft of knitting. With an entire line of guides, patterns and products, Macomber often weaves her love for knitting into her fiction, much to the pleasure of her readers.

Read her latest rerelease:

SUMMER ON BLOSSOM STREET

Knitting and life: they’re both about beginnings…and endings. That’s why Lydia Goetz, owner of A Good Yarn on Seattle’s Blossom Street, offers a class called Knit to Quit. It’s for people who want to quit something—or someone—and start a new phase of their lives. Meanwhile, Lydia and her husband, Brad, have their hands full with the angry, defiant twelve-year-old who’s unexpectedly become their foster child. But when your life and your stitches get snarled, your friends can always help!

 

Nora Roberts

The beloved author of more than 200 books, Nora Roberts infuses everything she writes with sweeping narratives, originality and personality. She favors strong female characters and relatable protagonists who can be found in best-selling series like The Stanislaskis, The Calhoun Women and The MacGregors.

Read her latest rerelease:

DANIEL & IAN (The MacGregors)

Daniel MacGregor is a self-made millionaire used to getting his way. So when he meets the fiercely independent Anna Whitfield, he’s surprised by her stubborn rebuffs. Anna won’t let a presumptuous man deter her from her goals, even if he does send her heart racing. But Daniel is not about to let the love of his life slip through his fingers.

In the eighteenth century, injured minuteman Ian MacGregor is forced to take refuge in the home of young widow Alanna Flynn. As she carefully nurses him back to health, he can’t help but fall for her. But Alanna won’t risk her heart again, despite her growing feelings.

Sherryl Woods

Sherryl Woods’ endearing small-town romances pay tribute to the Southern states that Woods calls home. With her signature heartfelt style and attention to the people and places that make a community home, readers come back again and again to places like Chesapeake Shores, Trinity Harbor and Serenity.

Read her latest rerelease:

THE SUMMER GARDEN (A Chesapeake Shores Novel)

Falling for “Maddening Moira” O’Malley was the unexpected highlight of Luke O’Brien’s Dublin holiday. So when she pays a surprise visit to Chesapeake Shores, Luke is thrilled…at first. A fling with this wild Irish rose is one thing, but forever? Given Luke’s reaction, Moira has some soul-searching of her own to do. Scarred by her father’s abandonment, she wonders if Luke, with his playboy past, is truly the family man she longs for. Adding to her dilemma, she’s offered an amazing chance at a dream career of her own.

 

Heather Graham

Florida writer Heather Graham has a background in theater, which may be why her books are such an addictive mix of plot, narrative and action. Her bestselling books include paranormal romance series, romantic suspense and adventurous contemporary romance stories.

Read her latest:

DYING BREATH (Krewe of Hunters)

The city of Boston is being terrorized—someone is kidnapping women and burying them alive, but cruelly leaving a glimmer of hope for the authorities by sending a clue about each one’s location. Vickie Preston is pulled into the investigation when her name is mentioned in one of the notes. But she has a unique lead: the spirit of one of the victims is appearing to her in dreams. Special Agent Griffin Price is on the case for the Krewe of Hunters, the FBI’s special unit of paranormal investigators. He feels particularly protective of Vickie, since their shared past is connected to the threat that currently surrounds them.

 

How many of these authors’ books have you read? Do you have a favorite series? Let us know in the comments!

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Comments ( 2 )
  1. LISE CARON
    July 21, 2017 at 9:23 pm
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    Hi, the only author I have not had the pleasure of reading is Maureen Child. I have read all of Susan Mallery’s Fools Gold series and the Icicle Fall series. I have read Nora Robert’s O’Hurleys, Stanislaskis, MacGregors Mong others…even her JD Robb books. Sherryl Woods series Chesapeake Shores, Sweet Magnolias, Charleston Trilogy, Rose Cottage Sisters, Destiny, Calamity Janes, Devaneys, I could go on…I really enjoy her books, same with Debbie Macomber starting with her Cedar cove series, Dakota series and her stand alone novels. I have read all of Heather Graham Krewe of Hunters and I remember when she wrote as Heather Graham Pozzeserre. Her books are a great favourite of mine.

  2. Lynn Hill
    August 2, 2017 at 2:40 pm
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    I have read several of these authors and would love to read the rest, I am sure they are equally as impressive!

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