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PCL MS 218 Emilie McGee

Introduction

The Emilie McGee Manuscript Collection contains materials for 48 of her 60 published works. The collection consists primarily of manuscripts, but notes and a detailed synopsis are available for select works. This collection was donated to the Browne Popular Culture Library by Emilie McGee in May of 2012, with additional materials received in June of the same year. All documents are available for research, but photocopying or other duplication of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was completed by intern Matt Kilmer in February, 2014.

Biographical Sketch

Emilie McGee, who wrote under her maiden name, Emilie Richards, is the author of 60 published books. The majority fall under the category of the romance genre, but McGee is no stranger to mystery novels and even non-fiction. McGee was born in Bethesda, Maryland in 1948, but spent her childhood growing up in Florida. In 1969, she married a minster by the name of Michael McGee and raised several children with him. Regarding education, McGee holds a B.A. in American Studies from Florida State University and a M.S. in Family Development from Virginia Tech.
Before starting her writing career, McGee spent her time working for humanitarian causes. She has experience as a mental-health therapist, has served as a parent services coordinator for Head Start, and volunteered for AmeriCorps VISTA. However, McGee decided to turn a love for writing into a professional occupation. She began working on her first book, Brendan’s Song, in 1983 and it was picked up and published by Silhouette in 1985.
Subsequent works include titles such as Sweet Georgia Girl (1985), Angel and the Saint (1986) Bayou Midnight (1987), Smoke Screen (1988), Island Glory (1989), Fugitive (1990), All Those Years Ago (1991), From A Distance (1992), Dragonslayer (1993), The Trouble With Joe (1994), Duncan’s Lady (1995), Once More with Feeling (1996), Twice Upon a Time (1997), A Classic Encounter (1998), Beautiful Lies (1999), Whiskey Island (2000), and Wedding Ring (2004).

McGee has won several rewards for her writing, including the Janet Daily Award and the coveted RITA.

Scope and Content

The Emilie McGee Manuscript Collection consists primarily of manuscripts for her writings. These manuscripts have been arranged alphabetically. Furthermore, notes and a synopsis are available for certain books and have been grouped with the appropriate title. McGee researched the country of Australia and pearls for one of her novels, these research notes are available at the beginning of the collection. Finally, the collection contains the covers for several of her books.
Researchers may be interested in this collection for the study of the Romance and Mystery genre.

Series Description

Literary Productions
Novel Manuscripts
1985-2007
Arranged alphabetically
Includes manuscripts from A Classic Encounter to Woman without a Name.

Notes and Synopsis
1985-2004
Arranged alphabetically
These have been placed before their relevant manuscripts.

Printed Material

Book Covers
No apparent arrangement
The final book covers for several novels.

Inventory

Box 1
FolderDescriptionDate

1

Research on the subjects: Australia and pearls

n.d.

A Classic Encounter 1998

2

Synopsis

n.d.

3

Manuscript – Ch. 1-6

1998

4

Manuscript – Ch. 7-13

1998

5

Manuscript – Ch. 14-Epilogue

1998

A Stranger's Son 2005

6

Manuscript

2005

All the Right Reasons 1988

7

Synopsis

n.d.

8

Manuscript – Ch. 1-5

1988

9

Manuscript – Ch. 6-10

1988

10

Manuscript – Ch. 11-17

1988

 

Box 2
FolderDescriptionDate
All Those Years Ago 1991

1

Manuscript – Ch. 1-8

1991

2

Manuscript – Ch. 9-15

1991

Aloha Always 1987

3

Synopsis

n.d.

4

Manuscript – Ch. 1-5

1987

5

Manuscript – Ch. 6-11

1987

Angel and the Saint 1986

6

Synopsis

n.d.

7

Manuscript – Ch. 1-5

1986

8

Manuscript – Ch. 6-Epilogue

1986

Box 3
FolderDescriptionDate
Bayou Midnigth 1987

1

Manuscript – 1-8

1987

2

Manuscript – 9-16

1987

Beautiful Lies 2005

3

Notes

n.d.

Beware False Profits 2007

4

Manuscript – Ch. 1-7

2007

5

Manuscript – Ch. 8-15

2007

6

Manuscript – Ch. 16-21

2007

Brendan's Song 1985

7

Manuscript – Ch. 1-5

1985

8

Manuscript – Ch. 6-12

1985

Box 4
FolderDescriptionDate
Desert Shadows 1991

1

Manuscript – Ch. 1-8

1991

2

Manuscript – Ch. 9-17

1991

Desire Unmasked n.d.

3

Synopsis

n.d.

Dragonslayer n.d.

4

Notes

n.d.

5

Synopsis

n.d.

6

Manuscript – Ch. 1-5

1993

7

Manuscript – Ch. 6-9

1993

8

Manuscript – Ch. 10-15

1993

Duncan's Lady 1995

9

Synopsis

n.d.

10

Manuscript – Ch. 1-6

1995

11

Manuscript – Ch. 7-12

1995

12

Manuscript – Ch. 13-18

1995

Box 5
FolderDescriptionDate
For Elise n.d.

1

Synopsis

n.d.

From a Distance 1992

2

Synopsis

n.d.

3

Manuscript – Ch. 1-7

1992

4

Manuscript – Ch. 8-15

1992

From Glowing Embers 1988

5

Synopsis

n.d.

6

Manuscript – Ch. 1-5

1988

7

Manuscript – Ch. 6-12

1988

8

Manuscript – Ch. 13-18

1988

Fugitive 1990

9

Synopsis

n.d.

10

Manuscript – Ch. 1-4

1990

11

Manuscript – Ch. 5-8

1990

12

Manuscript – Ch. 9-12

1990

13

Manuscript – Ch. 13-Epilogue

1990

Box 6
FolderDescriptionDate
Gilding the Lily 1985

1

Manuscript – Ch. 1-5

1985

2

Manuscript – Ch. 6-10

1985

Good Time Man 1986

3

Notes

n.d.

4

Manuscript – Ch. 1-5

1986

5

Manuscript – Ch. 6-11

1986

6

Manuscript Original Version – Ch. 1-6

n.d.

7

Manuscript Original Version – Ch. 7-11

n.d.

Iain Ross's Woman 1995

8

Synopsis

n.d.

9

Manuscript – Ch. 1-6

1995

10

Manuscript – Ch. 7-12

1995

11

Manuscript – Ch. 13-Epilogue

1995

Box 7
FolderDescriptionDate
Iron Lace n.d.

1

Editor Notes

n.d.

Island Glory 1989

2

Cover Art Form

n.d.

3

Manuscript – Ch. 1-6

1989

4

Manuscript – Ch. 7-11

1989

Labor Dispute 1990

5

Synopsis

n.d.

6

Manuscript

1990

Lady of the Morning n.d.

7

Synopsis

n.d.

Lady of the Night 1986

8

Synopsis

n.d.

9

Manuscript – Ch. 1-3

1986

10

Manuscript – Ch. 4-8

1986

11

Manuscript – Ch. 9-Epilogue

1986

12

Manuscript Original Version – Ch. 1-4

n.d.

13

Manuscript Original Version – Ch. 5-8

n.d.

14

Manuscript Original Version – Ch. 9-11

n.d.

Box 8
FolderDescriptionDate
MacDougall's Darling 1995

1

Synopsis

n.d.

2

Manuscript – Ch. 1-5

1995

3

Manuscript – Ch. 6-12

1995

4

MacDougall’s Darling Manuscript – Ch. 13-17

1995

Mail-Order Matty 1996

5

Manuscript – Ch. 1-5

1996

6

Manuscript – Ch. 6-9

1996

7

Manuscript – Ch. 10-Epilogue

1996

Naughty or Nice 1993

8

Manuscript

1993

Nobody's Child 1998

9

Manuscript

1998

Box 9
FolderDescriptionDate
Once More with Feeling 1996

1

Synopsis

n.d.

2

Manuscript – Ch. 1-9

1996

3

Manuscript – Ch. 10-18

1996

4

Manuscript – Ch. 19-25

1996

One Moment Past Midnight 1999

5

Manuscript – Ch. 1-5

1999

6

Manuscript – Ch. 6-11

1999

7

Manuscript – Ch. 12-16

1999

Box 10
FolderDescriptionDate
One Perfect Rose 1992

1

Manuscript Ch. 1-6

1992

2

Manuscript Ch. 7-15

1992

Out of the Ashes 1992

3

Cover Art Form

n.d.

4

Synopsis

n.d.

5

Manuscript – Ch. 1-5

1992

6

Manuscript – Ch. 6-11

1992

7

Manuscript – Ch. 12-Epilogue

1992

Outback Nights 1987

8

Manuscript – Ch. 1-6

1987

9

Manuscript – Ch. 7-Epilogue

1987

Box 11
FolderDescriptionDate
Rainbow Fire 1989

1

Synopsis

n.d.

2

Manuscript – Ch. 1-6

1989

3

Manuscript – Ch. 7-12

1989

4

Manuscript – Ch. 13-Epilogue

1989

Rising Tides 1997

5

Manuscript – Ch. 1-10

1997

6

Manuscript – Ch. 11-23

1997

7

Manuscript – Ch. 24-Epilogue

1997

Box 12
FolderDescriptionDate
Runaway 1990

1

Synopsis

n.d.

2

Manuscript – Ch. 1-9

1990

3

Manuscript – Ch. 10-18

1990

Season of Miracles 1986

4

Manuscript – Ch. 1-7

1986

5

Manuscript – Ch. 8-Epilogue

1986

Smokescreen 1988

6

Synopsis

n.d.

7

Manuscript – Ch. 1-6

1988

8

Manuscript – Ch. 7-13

1988

9

Manuscript – Ch. 14-19

1988

Box 13
FolderDescriptionDate
Something So Right 1986

1

Notes

n.d.

2

Original Version – Ch. 1-4

n.d.

3

Original Version – Ch. 5-10

n.d.

4

Original Version – Ch. 11-15

n.d.

Somewhere Out There 1993

5

Synopsis

n.d.

6

Manuscript – Ch. 1-6

1993

7

Manuscript – Ch. 7-11

1993

8

Manuscript – Ch. 12-16

1993

Sonny's Girls Trilogy n.d.

9

Synopsis

n.d.

Sweet Georgia Gal 1985

10

Manuscript – Ch. 1-5

1985

11

Manuscript – Ch. 6-11

1985

Box 14
FolderDescriptionDate
Sweet Homecoming 1987

1

Notes

n.d.

2

Synopsis

n.d.

3

Manuscript – Ch. 1-5

1987

4

Manuscript – Ch. 6-Epilogue

1987

Sweet Mockingbird's Call 1986

5

Synopsis

n.d.

6

Manuscript – Ch. 1-5

1986

7

Manuscript – Ch. 6-11

1986

Sweet Mountain Magic 1986

8

Synopsis

n.d.

9

Manuscript – Ch. 1-5

1986

10

Manuscript – Ch. 6-11

1986

Box 15
FolderDescriptionDate
Sweet Sea Spirit 1986

1

Synopsis

n.d.

2

Manuscript – Ch. 1-5

1986

3

Manuscript – Ch. 6-12

1986

The Trouble with Joe 1994

4

Synopsis

n.d.

5

Manuscript – Ch. 1-7

1994

6

Manuscript – Ch. 8-Epilogue

1994

The Way Back Home 1990

7

Manuscript – Ch. 1-5

1990

8

Manuscript – Ch. 6-11

1990

9

Manuscript – Ch. 12-16

1990

Box 16
FolderDescriptionDate
Twice Upon a Time 1997

1

Synopsis

n.d.

2

Manuscript – Ch. 1-5

1997

3

Manuscript – Ch. 6-13

1997

4

Manuscript – Ch. 14-22

1997

Twilight Shadows 1991

5

Manuscript – Ch. 1-6

1991

6

Manuscript – Ch. 7-12

1991

7

Manuscript – Ch. 13-Epilogue

1991

Wedding Ring 2013

8

Notes and Research

n.d.

Box 17
FolderDescriptionDate
Whiskey Island 2000

1

Notes

n.d.

2

First Edited Edition – Pg. 1-116

n.d.

3

First Edited Edition – Pg. 117-208

n.d.

4

First Edited Edition – Pg. 209-313

n.d.

5

First Edited Edition – Pg. 314-434

n.d.

6

First Edited Edition – Pg. 444-545

n.d.

Box 18
FolderDescriptionDate
Whiskey Island 2000

1

Manuscript – Ch. 1-9

2000

2

Manuscript – Ch. 10-18

2000

3

Manuscript – Ch. 19-27

2000

4

Manuscript – Ch. 27-33

2000

5

Manuscript – Ch. 34-39

2000

Woman Without a Name 1996

6

Manuscript – Ch. 1-8

1996

7

Manuscript – Ch. 9-Epilogue

1996

8

Book Covers

n.d.

Transfers

46 published books were donated with this collection and have been removed and added to the stacks at the Browne Popular Culture Library.