Browne Popular Culture Library
PCL MS-189: Alice Brilmayer Collection
The Alice Brilmayer Collection consists of 2 cubic feet of novel manuscripts and a small section of author's files. The latter include judge's scoring sheets with comments from the NW Houston RWA Tenth Annual Lone Star Writing Competition and a proof of Night Secrets by Norah J. Perkin that was sent to Alice Brilmayer.
Alice Brilmayer also writes under the pen names of Alice Gaines and Alice Chambers. Her novels include themes of fantasy, mystery, historical and futuristic romance.
Alice Brilmayer transferred her collection to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, in September 2000. The collection has no restrictions placed on its use for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works, whether authored by Alice Brilmayer or by other writers whose work may be found in this collection.
This finding aid was prepared by Mary Koslovsky in November 2005.
Alice Brilmayer began writing as an escape from a secretarial job that she described as “miserable.” She had never written fiction before and soon realized that she loved writing romance stories from her imagination hoping that others would like them as much as she did.
By 1994, she had written five books and one novella. Her first manuscript sold to Red Saga Publishing was The Spinner's Dream. The story appeared in the first volume of Secrets in 1995. Waitangi Nights was published by Love Spell in 1996. Another one of her works, Moon of the Jaguar, was published as an e-book by Hard Shell World Factory. Subsequently, she has published Taming America (2000); The Education of Miss Felicity Wells (2000); Always a Princess (2001); The Right Medicine (2004); My Champion, My Love (2002) and By Fate's Hand (2004).
She continues to write and live with her husband in Oakland, California. She has a Ph.D. in personality psychology from a large west coast university.
The Alice Brilmayer Collection is comprised of 2 cubic feet of edited manuscripts, proofs, drafts, synopses, correspondence and other documents dating from 2000-2004.
Manuscripts included in this collection illustrate the various stages involved in writing for publication. An example of this is Always a Princess which includes manuscripts (1st and 2nd versions), proofs (including five autographed copies), synopses (1st, 2nd and 3rd versions), editor's correspondence, author's questionnaire and sample book cover.
- Literary Manuscripts
- Novel Manuscripts
- Arranged chronologically
- Include edited copies, galleys, revised drafts, synopses, correspondence, a sample book cover and an author questionnaire.
- Subject Files
- Author's Files
- No arrangement
- Includes judge's scoring sheets from the NW Houston RWA Tenth Annual Lone Star Writing competition for a manuscript chapter “Can't Hide Love”. Also included is a galley proof of Night Secrets by Norah J. Perkin that was sent to Alice Brilmayer.
|Education of Miss Felicity Wells||2000|
|1||Edited manuscript. Chapters 1-2|
|2||Edited manuscript. Chapters 3-5|
|3||Galley. Chapters 1-5|
|4||Galley. Chapters 6-11|
|5||Galley. Chapters 12-18|
|6||Galley. First Synopsis|
|7||Galley. Second Synopsis|
|8||Galley. Third Synopsis|
|Always a Princess||2001|
|9||Edited manuscript. Chapters 1-3|
|10||Edited manuscript. Chapters 4-6|
|11||Edited manuscript. Chapters 7-9|
|12||Edited manuscript. Chapters 10-12|
|13||Edited manuscript. Chapters 13-15|
|14||Edited manuscript. Chapters 16-18|
|15||Edited manuscript. Chapters 19-20|
|16||Edited manuscript (second version). Chapters 1-3|
|Always a Princess (con't.)||2001|
|1||Edited manuscript (second version). Chapters 4-6|
|2||Edited manuscript (second version). Chapters 7-9|
|3||Edited manuscript (second version). Chapters 10-12|
|4||Edited manuscript (second version). Chapters 13-15|
|5||Edited manuscript (second version). Chapters 16-19|
|6||Edited manuscript (second version). Changes and Insertions|
|7||Galley. Chapters 1-5|
|8||Galley. Chapters 6-11|
|9||Galley. Chapters 12-18|
|10||Galley (Autographed by Author). Copy 1|
|11||Galley (Autographed by Author). Copy 2|
|12||Galley (Autographed by Author). Copy 3|
|13||Galley (Autographed by Author). Copy 4|
|14||Galley (Autographed by Author). Copy 5|
|Always a Princess (con't.)||2001|
|6||Sample book cover|
|Sins of the Father||2002|
|7||Contest scores, Manuscript chapter|
|“The Homecoming” (short story)|
|My Champion, My Love||2002|
|11||Manuscript. Chapters 1-3|
|12||Manuscript. Chapters 4-5|
|13||Edited manuscript. Chapters 1-3|
|14||Edited manuscript. Chapters 4-5|
|15||Revision letter from publisher|
|“Secrets, Vol. 8” (novellas)||2002|
|16||Galley - Jared's Wolf|
|17||Galley - Kiss or Kill|
|18||Galley - My Champion, My Love|
|19||Galley - Taming Kate|
|The Right Medicine||2004|
|20||Edited manuscript. Draft, Pages 1-50|
|24||Revised Manuscript (for Silhouette Romance). Chapters 1-3|
|25||Revised Manuscript. Chapters 4-6|
|The Right Medicine (con't.)||2004|
|1||Revised Manuscript. Chapters 7-9|
|2||Revised Manuscript. 2 Chapters 10-12|
|3||Original scene sketches|
|5||Synopsis and partial manuscript draft|
|Can't Hide Love||n.d.|
|6||Manuscript. Chapters 1-3|
|7||Manuscript. Chapters 4-6|
|8||Manuscript. Chapters 7-9|
|9||Manuscript. Chapters 10-12|
|10||Manuscript. Chapters 13-14|
|11||Manuscript. Chapters 15-16|
|12||Millionaire Madison (partial manuscript)|
|13||Competition chapter - Judge 191|
|14||Competition chapter - Judge 213|
|15||Competition chapter - Judge 221|
|16||Night Secrets by Norah J. Perkin (Galley)||2001|
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