Heather Graham Pozzessere
March 15, 1953
Dade County, Florida,
|Pen name||Heather Graham,|
Heather Graham Pozzessere,
|Education||Theater Arts/University of South Florida|
|Genre||Romance, suspense, paranormal|
|Notable works||Civil War novels, Krewe of Hunter series, vampire series, paranormal romantic suspense|
Heather Graham Pozzessere (born March 15, 1953) is a best-selling American writer, who writes primarily romance novels. She also writes under her maiden name Heather Graham as well as the pen name Shannon Drake. She has written over 150 novels and novellas, has been published in approximately twenty-five languages, and has had over seventy-five million books in print.
Born Heather Graham on March 15, 1953, she grew up in Miami-Dade County, Florida. She married Dennis Pozzessere shortly after her high school graduation. After high school she went on and earned a degree in theater arts from the University of South Florida. She spent several years after that working in dinner theater, singing backup vocals, and bartending.After the birth of her third child, Pozzessere decided she could not afford to go to work anymore. She chose to stay at home, and, to fill her time, began to write horror stories and romances. After two years, in 1982, she sold her first novel, When Next We Love.
Miami-Dade County is a county in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Florida. It is the southeasternmost county on the U.S. mainland. According to a 2018 census report, the county had a population of 2,761,581, making it the most populous county in Florida and the seventh-most populous county in the United States. It is also Florida's third largest county in terms of land area, with 1,946 square miles (5,040 km2). The county seat is Miami, the principal city in South Florida.
The University of South Florida (USF) is a public research university in Tampa, Florida. It is a member institution of the State University System of Florida. Founded in 1956, USF is the fourth-largest public university in the state of Florida, with an enrollment of 50,755 as of the 2018–2019 academic year. The USF system has three institutions: USF Tampa, USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Each institution is separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The university is home to 14 colleges, offering more than 80 undergraduate majors and more than 130 graduate, specialist, and doctoral-level degree programs.
In the years since then, she has written more than 100 novels and novellas. These novels run the gamut of the romance genre, from historical fiction to category, from romantic suspense to time travel, and from vampire fiction to Christmas stories. She has been the launch author for Dell's Ecstasy Supreme line, Silhouette's Shadows line, and for Harlequin's mainstream brand, Mira Books. Her books have been published in twenty-plus languages.
Romance Writers of America presented her with the 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award. [ citation needed ]She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and Novelists Inc, the Horror Writers Association (of which she is a former Vice President), and has received the Thriller Writer's Silver Bullet for charitable enterprises.
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Pozzessere is a founder of the Florida chapter of the Romance Writers of America, and since 1999 has hosted the annual Romantic Times Vampire Ball for charity. [ citation needed ]In 2006, she hosted the first Writers for New Orleans on Labor Day, with workshops and a dinner theater event to benefit the city and the libraries. Labor Day of 2007 made it an annual event. She is the founder of the Slushpile players and Slushpile band.
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