Joan Elliott Pickart

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Writer

Robin Elliott redirects here. For those of a similar name, see Robin Elliot (disambiguation)

Joan Elliott Pickart (d. November 13, 2018) was a United States writer of over 100 romance novels, who also wrote under the pen name Robin Elliott.[1]

Biography

Pickart was one of three daughters of Robert G. Elliott, an Episcopal pastor in Detroit, Michigan and Douglas, Arizona.[2] She graduated from Douglas High School before attending Arizona State University.[3] In 1982, she was employed as a secretary at Amphitheater High School, Tucson, Arizona, when she began writing romance novels after taking a course at Pima Community College. Her first published novel, Breaking All the Rules, was bought by Bantam Books in winter 1983-84 for their Loveswept range, and appeared in summer 1984. Pickart then became a full-time writer, with Bantam immediately buying six more of her novels.[4] By late 1985, a reviewer wrote that Pickart was "fast becoming one of Loveswept's most consistent and popular authors [who] brings an extra dimension of humanity to the characters she creates ... [In Midnight Ryder she] employs humor and honest emotion to keep readers involved. ... Pickart's sensual writing is ... all the more romantic for being understated."[5] In Waiting for Prince Charming, she used "many original touches [in] a modern rendering of an old fairy tale".[6]

Elliott was the co-founder of the Professional Writers of Prescott, a member of the national Romance Writers of America, the Phoenix Desert Rose Chapter of RWA, and a charter member and co-president of the Northern Arizona RWA.

Elliott was a single mother of four daughters. She lived in Prescott, Arizona.

Awards

  • 1985: Best New Series Author of the Year from Romantic Times Magazine
  • Outstanding Achievement and Certificate of Recognition for Notable Attainment as an Author from the Society of Southwestern Writers
  • Two-time award finalist of Golden Medallion (RITA) of the Romance Writers of America

Bibliography

As Joan Elliott Pickart

Single novels

  • Breaking All the Rules (1984)
  • Fascination (1985)
  • The Finishing Touch (1985)
  • Look for the Sea Gulls (1985)
  • All the Tomorrows (1985)
  • The Shadowless Day (1985)
  • Midnight Ryder (1985)[5]
  • Rainbow's Angel (1985)
  • Sunlight's Promise (1985)
  • Waiting for Prince Charming (1985)[6]
  • The Eagle Catcher (1986)
  • Secrets of Autumn (1986)
  • Listen for the Drummer (1986)
  • Mr Lonelyhearts (1986)
  • Illusions (1987)
  • Leprechaun (1987)
  • Wild Poppies (1987)
  • Lucky Penny (1987)
  • Reforming Freddy (1987)
  • January in July (1988)
  • Serenity Cove (1988)
  • To First Be Friends (1989)
  • Holly's Hope (1989)
  • The Magic of the Moon (1989)
  • The Bonnie Blue (1990)
  • Storming the Castle (1990)
  • Mixed Signals (1990)
  • To Love and to Cherish (1990)
  • From This Day Forward (1991)
  • Whispered Wishes (1991)
  • Preston Harper, MD (1991)
  • The Devil in Stone (1991)
  • Memories (1991)
  • Irresistible (1992)
  • Night Magic (1992)
  • Angels Singing (1993)
  • Amber, Sing Softly (1994)
  • Apache Dream Bride (1996)
  • A Little Christmas Cookbook (1997)
  • Just My Joe (1999)
  • Gauntlet Run (1999)
  • Man... Mercenary... Monarch (2001)
  • Single with Twins (2002)[7]
  • The Parker Project (2004)
  • Texas Baby: Texas Love Stories (2004)
  • The Hero Returns (2006)

The Baby Bet: MacAllister's Gifts Series

  1. Angels and Elves (1995)
  2. Friends, Lovers... and Babies! (1996)
  3. The Father of Her Child (1996)
  4. To a MacAllister Born (2000)
  5. His Secret Son (2000)[8]
  6. Baby, MacAllister-made (2000)
  7. Her Little Secret (2001)[9]
  8. Party of Three (2001)[10]
  9. Plain Jane MacAllister (2002)
  10. The Royal MacAllister (2003)
  11. Tall, Dark and Irresistible (2003)
  12. The Marrying Macallister (2003)
  13. Accidental Family (2004)
  14. Macallister's Return (2005)[11]
  15. A Bride By Christmas (2005)[12][13]
  16. Home Again (2005)
MacAllister's Wager (Omnibus) (2002)
Marriage MacAllister Style (Omnibus) (2005)

Texas Family Men Series

  1. Texas Dawn (1997)
  2. Texas Glory (1997)[14]
  3. Texas Moon (1997)
  4. Texas Baby (1997)

Montana Mavericks Series Multi-Author

  • Wife Most Wanted (1998)[15]

Follow that Baby Series Multi-Author

  • The Rancher and the Amnesiac Bride (1999)

Bachelor Bet Series

  1. The Irresistible Mr. Sinclair (1999)
  2. Taming Tall, Dark Brandon (2000)
  3. The Most Eligible MD (2000)

Royally Wed Series Multi-Author

  • Man... Mercenary... Monarch (2001)

Most Likely to... Series Multi-Author

  • The Homecoming Hero Returns (2005)

Willow Valley Women Series

  • A Wedding in Willow Valley (2006)[16]

Omnibus In Collaboration

As Robin Elliott

Single novels

  • Brookes Chance (1986)
  • Picture of Love (1986)
  • Pennies in the Fountain (1986)[1]
  • Betting Man (1987)
  • Dawn's Gift (1987)
  • Silver Sands (1987)
  • Out of the Cold (1988)
  • Sophie's Attic (1992)
  • Not Just Another Perfect Wife (1993)
  • Haven's Call (1994)
  • Mother at Heart (1995)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Vogel, Christine (6 April 1986). "World of romance novels". South Bend Tribune (South Bend, Indiana): p. S2. https://www.newspapers.com/image/518340270/?terms=%22Robin%2BElliott%22%2Bromance. Retrieved 6 January 2020. 
  2. "Obituaries". Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan): p. 16. 24 December 1959. https://www.newspapers.com/image/98529306/?terms=%22Rev.%2BRobert%2BG%2BElliott%22. Retrieved 6 January 2020. 
  3. "Joan A. Elliott ... Scott Pickart". Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Arizona): p. 2C. 11 June 1965. https://www.newspapers.com/image/164103115/?terms=%22Joan%2BElliott%22%2B%22Scott%2BPickart%22. Retrieved 6 January 2020. 
  4. Bolton, Georgia (29 August 1984). "Feeling Romantic". Tucson Citizen (Tucson, Arizona). https://www.newspapers.com/clip/41476897/tucson_citizen/. Retrieved 6 January 2020. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Vogel, Christine (3 November 1985). "Story told with sensitivity". South Bend Tribune (South Bend, Indiana): p. S9. https://www.newspapers.com/image/518471829/?terms=%22Joan%2BElliott%2BPickart%22. Retrieved 6 January 2020. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 Vogel, Christine (19 May 1985). "Loveswept offers good romances". South Bend Tribune (South Bend, Indiana): p. S11. https://www.newspapers.com/image/518340167/?terms=%22Joan%2BElliott%2BPickart%22. Retrieved 6 January 2020. 
  7. Cohen, Pamela (July 2001). "Single With Twins". RT Book Reviews. Archived from the original on 6 December 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20181206071554/https://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-review/single-twins. Retrieved 8 January 2020. 
  8. Cohen, Pamela (July 2000). "The Baby Bet: His Secret Son". RT Book Reviews. Archived from the original on 15 November 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20181115172412/https://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-review/baby-bet-his-secret-son. Retrieved 8 January 2020. 
  9. Cohen, Pamela (February 2001). "Her Little Secret". RT Book Reviews. Archived from the original on 5 December 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20181205204113/https://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-review/her-little-secret. Retrieved 8 January 2020. 
  10. Tullos, Pamela (August 2001). "Party of Three". RT Book Reviews. Archived from the original on 26 November 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20181126072012/https://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-review/party-three. Retrieved 8 January 2020. 
  11. Mitchell, Susan (January 2005). "Macallister's Return". RT Book Reviews. Archived from the original on 30 November 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20181130011352/https://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-review/macallisters-return. Retrieved 8 January 2020. 
  12. Patterson, Lezlie (8 January 2006). "'Mrs. Miracle': Housekeeper makes sure her charges are swept off feet". The Dispatch. Knight Ridder (Moline, Illinois): p. G10. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/41476752/the_dispatch/. Retrieved 6 January 2020. 
  13. Keck, Angela (December 2005). "A Bride by Christmas". RT Book Reviews. Archived from the original on 11 December 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20181211090143/https://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-review/bride-christmas. Retrieved 8 January 2020. 
  14. Helfer, Melinda (Aug 1997). "Texas Glory". RT Book Reviews. Archived from the original on 29 November 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20181129135107/https://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-review/texas-glory. Retrieved 8 January 2020. 
  15. Ramsdell, Kristin (2010). "Letter to a Lonesome Cowboy/A Hero’s Homecoming/Wife Most Wanted...". Library Journal 135 (3): 79. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lfh&AN=48227895&site=ehost-live. 
  16. Witmer, Catherine (May 2006). "A Wedding in Willow Valley". RT Book Reviews. Archived from the original on 11 December 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20181211183918/https://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-review/wedding-willow-valley. Retrieved 8 January 2020. 
  17. Richardson, Debbie (March 2003). "Body of Evidence". RT Book Reviews. Archived from the original on 17 November 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20181117075937/https://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-review/body-evidence. Retrieved 8 January 2020. 


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