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Jill MacLean

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Occupation  Novelist
Role  Writer
Name  Jill MacLean
Period  1974-Present
Nationality  Canadian

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Pen name  Sandra Field Jill MacLean Jan MacLean (in collaboration) Jocelyn Haley
Genre  Romantic novel, children's fiction
Books  The Billionaire's Virgin Mis, The Hidden Agenda o, The Millionaire's Pregnant, His One‑Night Mistress, The Jet‑Set Seduction

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Jill MacLean (born 1941 in England) is a Canadian writer of children's fiction book and under the pseudonym of Sandra Field, Jan MacLean and Jocelyn Haley a popular author of over 70 romance novels in Harlequin Enterprises Ltd since 1974.



Jill MacLean was born in 1941 in England. In 1950, her family moved to Nova Scotia, Canada.

She graduated in Science with honours from Dalhousie University. After her graduation, she married, and worked on metal-induced rancidity of cod fillets at the Fisheries Research Board, until her daughter was born. Following the birth of her son, she was employed by the pathology laboratory of Sydney City Hospital and the biology department of Mount Allison University.

When her husband joined the armed forces as a chaplain, the family moved 3 times in the first 18 months. Her children went to the school, and she did not consider to work. She read a dozen romance novels, and began to write. When she was published in 1974, she decided to use pseudonyms to avoid that her congregation knew, that the chaplain's wife wrote romances.

She published her romance novels as Sandra Field and Jocelyn Haley, and in collaboration with other Maritimer writer she wrote as Jan MacLean. She also wrote under her real name a historical biography, a collection of poetry and now to please her grandson, Stuart, she writes also children's books.

Jill is a member of The Writers' Union of Canada. She completed a Masters in Theological Studies at the Atlantic School of Theology.

Before she turned 40, her life was changed, she had lost three of the most important women in her life: her mother and sister to illness, and her seventeen-year-old daughter to a car accident. She separated from her husband in 1976

Jill now lives in Bedford, Nova Scotia, is grandmother of two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


  • Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children's Literature
  • The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy: 2010 Atlantic Book Awards.
  • References

    Jill MacLean Wikipedia

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