PCL MS 218 Emilie McGee
|Title||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.
Notes and Synopsis
|Transfers||46 published books were donated with this collection and have been removed and added to the stacks at the Browne Popular Culture Library.|