Trailblazing romance author Kathleen Woodiwiss dies

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Trailblazing romance author Kathleen Woodiwiss dies

Jul 09 2007

Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, who is credited with inventing the modern historical romance novel, died at the age of 68 on July 6 2007 after a long battle with cancer. Woodiwiss broke onto the scene in 1972 with The Flame in the Flower which went on to become a huge bestseller, selling over two million copies after its first four years in print. Bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips says, "We all owe our careers to her. She opened the world of romance to us as readers."

There are currently more than 26 million copies of Woodiwiss’s novels in print; her last novel, Everlasting, will be released in October.

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