Marie Ferrarella Celebrates 250 Books!
This month we are celebrating an amazing achievement — the publication of Marie Ferrarella’s 250th book! Since her first book Tried and True in 1984, Marie has sold over 22 million books, been translated into 25 languages in over 40 countries, and has written for 12 different Harlequin lines.
Carrying His Secret (Harlequin Romantic Suspense) is book #250 and the first book in her new miniseries, The Adair Affairs. Marie is here with a special message looking back at 250 books and how it all began…
by Marie Ferrarella, author of Carrying His Secret
When I was about ten years old (give or take), I noticed that there weren’t very many quality heroines around on television. Outside of Sheena (a female version of Tarzan) and Annie Oakley (an extremely fictionalized version of the famous sharpshooter), there were flimsily written females who mainly wrung their hands, cried and fainted. That was not my version of a heroine, so I started writing my own. And that, unbeknownst to me at the time, was how my writing career started.
I began writing to entertain myself. And then I wrote to entertain other people. Accomplishing the latter is the greatest feeling in the world. When my first romance book came out, I put it on my coffee table and told my husband that someday that large table was going to be covered with my books. It wasn’t a boast, it was a prayer. And, as it turned out, my prayer was answered, and I now have 250 titles to put on that table! I didn’t have a specific number of books in my head, I just set out to keep selling. Thanks to great Harlequin readers and wonderful editors, I still am. So much so that just before Halloween last year, Entertainment Weekly named me the fifth most prolific romance writer of all time. That’s pretty heady stuff for a girl who collected her first rejection slip from Children’s Digest at the age of eleven.
To this day, I am still humbled that readers are buying my books and coming back for more. The one thing I can promise them is that while I am working on a book, I do my best to write the very best book I can. I can also promise them that somewhere along the line, they’re going to smile. And when they do, my job is done.
As always, thank you for reading. I truly do appreciate that and I have never, ever taken it for granted. You are the best!
Congratulations Marie on your fantastic milestone! Reader, what is your favorite Marie Ferrarella book?
USA TODAY bestselling author Marie Ferrarella unearths more scintillating secrets of the Adair family in her 250th book!
When Elizabeth Shelton finds her boss murdered, her life is thrown into turmoil. But nothing shocks her more than learning she’s pregnant by the man’s son. She kept her attraction to mogul Whit Adair hidden for years before their one-night tryst—and now she must keep another secret…
When the killer targets her next, Whit goes from her one-time lover to her full-time bodyguard. Taking her to his ranch for safekeeping, Whit discovers the truth about the baby. He offers his protection, but Elizabeth wants more—his love. For his child and its mother, he’ll do anything—even take down a murderer…