PCL MS 217 Nancy J. Cohen Collection
|Title||PCL MS 217 Nancy J. Cohen Collection|
The Nancy J. Cohen Collection is comprised of 10 linear feet of correspondence, manuscripts, book publicity, articles and conference programs from 1994 to the present. The manuscripts form the nucleus of the collection and include futuristic romance titles written by Cohen under her own name and as Nancy Cane.
Nancy J. Cohen entered the field of nursing with a bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester and completed a master's degree from the University of California in San Francisco. In 1975 she turned her interests to writing. Her first book, Circle of Light, was a futuristic romance novel written under the name Nancy Cane. It was published in 1994 and won the HOLT Medallion. Similar novels, Moonlight Rhapsody, Starlight Child and Keeper of the Rings would follow.
In 1999, Cohen's fifth book, Permed to Death, launched her mystery writing career with the popular Bad Hair Day Series featuring Florida hairstylist and sleuth, Marla Shore. The series now includes 14 novels and one novella. Cohen has also written three books in the Drift Lords series- manuscripts for this series are also included in this collection.
|Scope and Content|
Manuscripts for futuristic romance novels written under the name Nancy Cane and mystery titles appearing in the Bad Hair Day series comprise the bulk of the Nancy J. Cohen Collection.
This collection will be of interest to researchers examining Cohen's work, as well as the processs of authors who write series books across multiple genres.
|Transfers||The following books were added in the 2015 and 2017 donations from Nancy J. Cohen and separated into the general collection of the Browne Popular Culture Library: |
Haunted Hair Nights
Facials Can Be Fatal
Peril by Ponytail