Born to be Wild

Version: Unabridged
Author: Catherine Coulter
Narrator: Susanna Burney
Genres: Romance
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: July 2006
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 11 hours
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Overview

Dear Reader:
Get yourself ready for Mary Lisa Beverly - a soap-opera phenom who's just won her third Daytime Emmy for her role as Sunday Cavendish on Born to Be Wild. She's fun and lovable and has lots of crazy friends, most of whom hang out at her house in the Colony, the famous gated community in Malibu. Unfortunately, there is one bad thing to poleax her champagne life - someone is trying to kill her. You'll meet Mary Lisa's family in Goddard Bay, Oregon. She's blessed with her father, cursed with her mother, and betwixt and between with her two nutzoid sisters. And how about guys? There aren't any hotties in L.A. of interest to Mary Lisa, but in Goddard Bay - there are District Attorney John Goddard and Chief of Police Jack Wolf. And guess what? Even in the boondocks, bad stuff can happen. Mary Lisa's best friends, Lou Lou Bollinger and Elizabeth Fargas, become embroiled in the baffling attempts on Mary Lisa's life in L.A., with unexpected results. I hope you laugh a lot with Born to Be Wild, root for Mary Lisa in all of her roles, and all in all, have a fine time with this book. Do let me know what you think. Write me at P.O. Box 17, Mill Valley, CA 94942, or e-mail me at readmoi@aol.com. Visit my website at www.catherinecoulter.com.
Enjoy,
Catherine Coulter

Reviews (1)

Bron to Be Wild

Written by Anonymous on February 22nd, 2010

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This was a terrible audio book, very slow moving and so many loose ends at the conclusion of the book. It was torture to get through it. I would not recommend it.

Author Details

Author Details

Coulter, Catherine

Coulter grew up on a horse ranch in the state of Texas.[2] She comes from a family of creative people. Her grandmother, who died at the young age of 37, was also a writer. Coulter's father is a painter and singer, and her mother is a retired concert pianist.[3]

Coulter wrote her first two novels, fifteen pages each, when she was fourteen.[3] While a freshman at University of Texas, Coulter wrote poetry.[3] After earning her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, Coulter attended Boston College and earned a Master's degree in early 19th century European history.[2]

Coulter took a job as a speech writer for a Wall Street company president. Because her husband was a medical student, she spent many of her evenings alone, reading romance novels. One night when they were home together, Coulter found herself in the middle of a particularly bad book and threw it across room, asserting that even she could do better. Her husband challenged her to prove herself, and the two spent the weekend plotting out a storyline for a gothic romance. Coulter wrote the novel in the evenings.[3]

When Coulter finished writing her novel she sent it to an editor at Signet, the premiere Regency romance publisher. Three days later Signet offered her a three-book contract.[3] That first novel, The Autumn Countess, was published by Penguin Books in 1978. By 1982, she was earning enough to quit her job and become a full-time writer.[4]

Since then she has written over fifty books and has had forty-two consecutive New York Times Bestsellers since 1988.[2] Her thriller The Maze was her first book to place on the New York Times Hardcover Bestseller list, while The Cove spent nine weeks on the New York Times Paperback Bestseller list and sold over one million copies.[2] Coulter generally publishes one historical romance and one suspense novel each year, and has been busily rewriting many of her earlier Regency romances to turn them into longer historical romances.[5]

Coulter sits down to her computer every morning at 6:30 a.m. to review her email before beginning writing at 7:30 a.m. She normally finishes writing by 11 a.m.[3]

Coulter lives in Marin County, California with her husband, Anton Pogany, who is a physician. They travel often, and Coulter loves to ski.[2]