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Fern Michaels

Author of Weekend Warriors

302+ Works 33,861 Members 543 Reviews 24 Favorited

About the Author

Fern Michaels is the pseudonym for Mary Ruth Kuczkir. She was born on April 9, 1933, and grew up in Hasting, Pennsylvania. Michaels is an American author of romance and thriller novels, including at least 90 bestselling books with more than 150 million copies in print. Her USA Today and New York show more Times bestselling books include Family Blessings, Pretty Woman, Crown Jewel, Take Down and About Face. She writes the Texas quartet, the Captive series, and The Sisterhood series. (Bowker Author Biography) Fern Michaels has been writing novels for twenty-five years. She has written sixty-seven books, many of which have been "New York Times" bestsellers. She lives in South Carolina. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
Disambiguation Notice:

Kuczkir cowrote 26 novels with Roberta Anderson under the "Fern Michaels" name, but obtained all legal rights in 1989.

Series

Works by Fern Michaels

Weekend Warriors (2003) 635 copies
Hide and Seek (2007) 555 copies
Vendetta (2005) 542 copies
Pretty Woman (2005) 509 copies
Payback (2005) 501 copies
The Jury (2006) 501 copies
Lethal Justice (2006) 493 copies
Fool Me Once (2006) 488 copies
Late Bloomer (2002) 487 copies
Hokus Pokus (2007) 479 copies
The Marriage Game (2007) 477 copies
Hey, Good Looking (2006) 475 copies
Sweet Revenge (2006) 474 copies
Free Fall (2007) 430 copies
Fast Track (2008) 428 copies
Plain Jane (2002) 418 copies
The Nosy Neighbor (2005) 416 copies
Mr. and Miss Anonymous (2009) 415 copies
Crown Jewel (2003) 400 copies
Up Close and Personal (2007) 399 copies
Kentucky Rich (2001) 393 copies
Final Justice (2008) 386 copies
Collateral Damage (1939) 376 copies
Kentucky Sunrise (2002) 367 copies
Under the Radar (2009) 361 copies
Family Blessings (2004) 354 copies
Game Over (2010) 354 copies
The Scoop (2009) 352 copies
About Face (2003) 346 copies
Vanishing Act (2009) 343 copies
Texas Rich (1985) 341 copies
Return to Sender (2010) — Author — 336 copies
Southern Comfort (2009) 334 copies
Kentucky Heat (2002) 327 copies
No Place Like Home (2002) — Author — 322 copies
Sugar and Spice [Anthology 4-in-1] (2006) — Contributor — 319 copies
Home Free (2011) — Author — 312 copies
Razor Sharp (2009) 312 copies
Texas Sunrise (1993) 311 copies
Deadly Deals (2009) — Author — 305 copies
Yesterday (1995) — Author — 303 copies
Picture Perfect (1982) 292 copies
Texas Heat (1986) 287 copies
Celebration (1999) — Author — 285 copies
Cross Roads (2010) — Author — 279 copies
What You Wish For (2000) — Author — 277 copies
The Guest List (2000) 274 copies
Texas Fury (1989) — Author — 272 copies
Listen To Your Heart (2000) 270 copies
Trading Places (2003) 265 copies
Betrayal (2011) 260 copies
Vegas Heat (1997) 255 copies
Déjà Vu (2010) — Author — 255 copies
For All Their Lives (1991) 243 copies
Vegas Rich (1996) 242 copies
The Real Deal (2004) 237 copies
Tuesday's Child (2012) — Author — 234 copies
The Blossom Sisters (2013) — Author — 229 copies
Vegas Sunrise (1997) — Author — 226 copies
Finders Keepers (1998) 224 copies
Gotcha! (2012) — Author — 222 copies
Silver Bells [Anthology 4-in-1] (2008) — Contributor — 212 copies
Christmas at Timberwoods (2011) — Author — 207 copies
Exclusive (2010) 207 copies
Desperate Measures (1994) 204 copies
Sara's Song (1998) 193 copies
Blindsided (2013) — Author — 186 copies
Wish List (1964) — Author — 186 copies
Comfort and Joy [Anthology 4-in-1] (2007) — Contributor — 183 copies
Forget Me Not (2013) — Author — 181 copies
Late Edition (2011) — Author — 176 copies
No Safe Secret (2016) 175 copies
Charming Lily (1964) 172 copies
Breaking News (2011) 171 copies
Kiss and Tell (2014) — Author — 169 copies
The Future Scrolls (2001) 169 copies
Annie's Rainbow (1999) — Author — 169 copies
Dear Emily (1995) 164 copies
Eyes Only (2014) 163 copies
Holiday Magic (2010) 154 copies
Upside Down (2014) 152 copies
To Have and to Hold (1994) 152 copies
Perfect Match (1687) 151 copies
Point Blank (2015) 147 copies
Serendipity (1994) 146 copies
Holly and Ivy (2017) 144 copies
Take Down (2014) 141 copies
Sins of Omission (1989) 141 copies
Deadline (2010) 139 copies
Sins of the Flesh (1990) 139 copies
Jingle All the Way [Anthology 4-in-1] (2004) — Contributor — 138 copies
Fear Thy Neighbor (2022) 138 copies
In Plain Sight (2015) 137 copies
A Family Affair (2014) 133 copies
Countdown (2014) 130 copies
Seasons of Life (1994) 130 copies
Spirit of the Season (2019) 128 copies
Making Spirits Bright [anthology 4-in-1] (2011) — Contributor — 126 copies
Captive Passions (1977) — Author — 125 copies
The Delta Ladies (1980) 125 copies
Crash and Burn (2016) 123 copies
Truth or Dare (2018) 120 copies
Safe and Sound (2018) 118 copies
Deep Harbor (2019) 117 copies
Sweet Vengeance (2018) 117 copies
Need to Know (2017) 115 copies
Classified (2013) 115 copies
Whitefire (1978) 114 copies
To Taste the Wine (2013) — Author — 113 copies
A Winter Wonderland (2012) — Contributor — 109 copies
Hot Shot (2019) 103 copies
Captive Splendors (1980) — Author — 102 copies
Cut and Run (2019) 101 copies
Captive Embraces (1979) — Author — 101 copies
Santa Cruise (2021) 97 copies
Sea Gypsy (1980) 96 copies
Captive Secrets (1991) — Author — 95 copies
Let it Snow [Anthology 4-in-1] (2003) — Contributor — 94 copies
Secret Santa [Anthology 4-in-1] (2013) — Contributor — 91 copies
When the Snow Falls (Anthology 4-in-1) (2014) — Contributor — 91 copies
Fancy Dancer (2012) 89 copies
Five Golden Rings [Anthology 5-in-1] (2000) — Contributor — 86 copies
The Brightest Star (2020) 86 copies
Balancing Act (All She Can Be / Free Spirit) (2013) — Author — 86 copies
Truth and Justice (2020) 83 copies
A Season to Celebrate (2018) — Contributor — 81 copies
Cinders to Satin (1983) — Author — 79 copies
Beyond Tomorrow (1981) 78 copies
Bitter Pill (2020) 76 copies
Wild Honey (1981) 75 copies
Secrets (Lost and Found, 2) (2022) 74 copies
Captive Innocence (1981) — Author — 74 copies
Tender Warrior (1602) 70 copies
Coming Home for Christmas (2011) 69 copies
Tick Tock (Sisterhood, 34) (2022) 69 copies
Falling Stars (2022) 64 copies
Golden Lasso (1980) 59 copies
A Joyous Season (Anthology 4-in-1) (1996) — Contributor — 59 copies
Whisper My Name (1981) — Author — 53 copies
Paint Me Rainbows (1981) 51 copies
Far and Away (2019) 45 copies
Weekend Warriors [and] Payback (2005) — Author — 45 copies
Nightstar (1982) 43 copies
A Snowy Little Christmas (2019) — Contributor — 43 copies
Winter Wishes (Anthology 4-in-1) (2017) — Contributor — 43 copies
On the Line (2023) 42 copies
Fate & Fortune (2018) 37 copies
Deck the Halls [Anthology 5-in-1] (2004) — Contributor — 37 copies
Mistletoe Magic (2017) 30 copies
Home Sweet Home (2020) — Contributor — 30 copies
Valentina (1978) 29 copies
All She Can Be (1983) 22 copies
Free Spirit (1983) 21 copies
Vixen in Velvet (1976) 16 copies
Split Second (1999) 16 copies
Déjà Vu [Abridged Audio Book] (2011) — Author — 15 copies
Home Free [Abridged Audio Book] (2011) — Author — 13 copies
Liar (Lost and Found, 3) (2023) 12 copies
Weekend Warriors | Payback | Vendetta (2007) — Author — 11 copies
Pride & Passion (1975) 10 copies
Captive Splendors [and] Captive Secrets (2006) — Author — 9 copies
Without Warning (1981) 9 copies
Panda Bear is Critical (1982) 8 copies
What You Wish For [Abridged Audiobook] (2000) — Author — 8 copies
Getaway (novella) (2017) 7 copies
Hideaway (novella) (2017) 7 copies
Texas Fury [Abridged Audiobook] (2005) — Author — 7 copies
The Wild Side (2024) 6 copies
Spirited Away (novella) (2017) 6 copies
Sleigh Bells (2020) 6 copies
Merry, Merry (1996) — Author — 5 copies
The Jury [Abridged Audio Book] (2006) — Author — 5 copies
Texas Sunrise [Abridged Audiobook] (2005) — Author — 5 copies
Return to Sender [Abridged Audiobook] (2010) — Author — 4 copies
Game Over [Abridged Audio Book] (2010) — Author — 4 copies
Fast Track [Abridged Audio Book] (2009) — Author — 4 copies
Naughty or Nice (2022) 3 copies
Lethal Justice [Abridged Audio Book] (2006) — Author — 3 copies
Desperate Needs (1995) 3 copies
Sweet Revenge [Abridged Audiobook] (2006) — Author — 3 copies
Fool Me Once [Abridged Audio Book] (2006) — Author — 3 copies
Finders Keepers [Abridged Audio Book] (1998) — Author — 3 copies
Vanishing Act [Abridged Audiobook] (2009) — Author — 3 copies
Hokus Pokus [Abridged Audio Book] (2008) — Author — 2 copies
Mr. and Miss Anonymous [Abridged Audiobook] (2009) — Author — 2 copies
Golden Lasso (1999) 2 copies
Weekend Warriors [Abridged Audiobook] (2005) — Author — 2 copies
Three's a Crowd (2022) 2 copies
Texas Heat [Abridged Audiobook] (2005) — Author — 2 copies
And the Angels Sing (2022) 2 copies
Yesterday [Abridged Audiobook] (1999) — Author — 2 copies
Crown Jewel 1 copy
Liar! 1 copy
Veien Hjem 1 copy
Una donna fortunata (2014) 1 copy
Rabul ejtő ragyogás (2005) 1 copy
Tuesday's Child [Abridged Audiobook] (2012) — Author — 1 copy
Cross Roads [Abridged Audio Book] (2010) — Author — 1 copy
Betrayal [Abridged Audio Book] (2011) — Author — 1 copy
The Marriage Game [Abridged Audiobook] (2007) — Author — 1 copy
Whisper My Name [Abridged Audiobook] (1999) — Author — 1 copy
Celebration [Abridged Audio Book] (2000) — Author — 1 copy
Texas Rich 1 copy

Associated Works

A Gift of Joy [Anthology 4-in-1] (1995) — Contributor — 97 copies

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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Kuczkir, Mary Ruth
Other names
Summers, Iris
Kovak, Mary Ruth (maiden name)
Birthdate
1933-04-09
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Hastings, Pennsylvania, USA
Places of residence
New Jersey, USA
Summerville, South Carolina, USA
Occupations
author
Organizations
Fern Michaels Foundation
Awards and honors
New Jersey Literary Hall of Fame (1995)
Disambiguation notice
Kuczkir cowrote 26 novels with Roberta Anderson under the "Fern Michaels" name, but obtained all legal rights in 1989.

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Lori Gardner Narrator
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Statistics

Works
302
Also by
2
Members
33,861
Popularity
#565
Rating
½ 3.5
Reviews
543
ISBNs
2,697
Languages
13
Favorited
24

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