PCL MS 153 Cathie Linz Papers
|PCL MS 153 Cathie Linz Papers
Cathie Linz was an author of contemporary and paranormal romance novels. This collection consists of approximately 2 cubic feet of manscript and promotional materials by Linz and other authors.
Cathie Linz first transferred her manuscripts to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, in June 1997, with an additional donation in 2001. The collection is open for research, but photocopying or other duplication of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. Any questions about the collection may be made by contacting the BPCL reference email.
Cathie Linz Baumgardner (1954-2015) was born in Chicago, Illinois. She had her first literary success in the third grade, winning second prize for a four-page "book" she wrote. However, she did not resume writing until 1979. Linz worked for several years as a law librarian at Northern Illinois University Law School, before taking up writing full time in 1984.
"I write what I love to read," said Linz, who read her first romance when she was a freshman in high school and became an immediate convert to the genre. She said that she on average read 20 romances per month.
After completing her first manuscript, Linz quit her library job and gave herself one year to sell it. Two weeks short of a year later, Dell Publishing bought Remembrance of Love. After putting out 12 more Dell books, Linz then signed on with Silhouette, where she wrote for the "Desire" line.
Linz was a prolific author, writing more than 50 romance novels under her own name, as well as four paranormal romances under the name Cat Devon. She was also an active member of the Romance Writers of America, serving as the organization's first Librarian Liasion and spearhaeading Librarian's Day at the organization's annual conference.
|Scope and Content
The Cathie Linz Papers includes edited manuscripts for several of the author's earliest works as well as promotional items and a small amount of correspondence.
Researchers interested in romantic fiction and the writing process will find this collection useful.
|Cathie Linz donated both English and foreign-language editions of many of her books to the Browne Popular Culture Library. These books were placed into the romance collections of the Library and may be found in the library's catalog.