(December 26, 1942- )
Born in Cameron County, Texas
American author, specializing in the romance, crime thriller, and historical romance genres
Birth name was Jean Catherine Coulter
Education: BA from the University of Texas and MA from Boston College
Book series include: The FBI series, ten novels and counting as of 2010; the Star series, set in Victorian era San Francisco; and the Baron, Night, Legacy, and Magic trilogies
Why she might be annoying
Her characterizations are weak, unoriginal and usually one-dimensional.
Her plots are often very convoluted.
She reprints older works with little or no changes under new titles.
Predictably for a romance novelist, she sets some of her books in historical Scotland.
Her first job after school was as a speech writer for a bigwig on Wall Street.
She's never won or been nominated for a major award for her writing.
Why she might not be annoying
She has had over seventy novels published as of 2010, fifty-nine making the New York Times best-seller list, including forty-two in a row.
She supported her husband through medical school.
She wrote her first two novels when she was fourteen.
She tries to inject humor into her writings.
She likes sports, especially skiing, and loves to travel.
She named two of her three cats after Eli and Peyton Manning and the third after Cleopatra.
The first novel in her FBI series, The Cove, sold over two million copies.
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 11 Votes: 72.73% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 33 Votes: 42.42% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 14 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 33 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 25 Votes: 52.00% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 11 Votes: 36.36% Annoying
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