Spouse Howard Busbee
Name Shirlee Busbee
Period 1977 - present
|Born August 9, 1941 (age 74)
San Jose, California, United States (1941-08-09) |
Books Lady Vixen, Gypsy Lady, Deceive Not My Heart, Tiger Lily, Seduction Becomes Her
Similar People Rosemary Rogers, Kathleen E Woodiwiss, Johanna Lindsey, Rebecca Brandewyne, Judith McNaught
Shirlee Busbee (born August 9, 1941 in San Jose, California) is an American writer of romance novels since 1977. With over nine million copies of her books in print, she is the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in writing, including the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award and Affaire de Coeur's Silver and Bronze Pen Awards.
Shirlee Elaine was born on 9 August 1941 in San Jose, California, the first daughter of a career naval officer. She grew up with two sisters and three brothers traveling the world. She attended high school in Kenitra, Morocco and when she returned to California, went to Burbank Business College in Santa Rosa, where she met her future husband Howard Busbee, she received a certificate in 1962. On 22 June 1963, she married Howard.
Later, she worked as a draftsman in Solano County, where she met her friend and mentor, the author Rosemary Rogers. She lives in Northern California, where they raise American Shetland Ponies and own Miniature Schnauzers.