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Roberta Leah Gellis, American writer, editor. Member Authors League, Novelists, Inc. (membership chair 1991-1993), Romance Writers American, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers American, Sisters in Crime.

Background

Gellis, Roberta Leah was born on September 27, 1927 in New York City. Daughter of Morris Boris and Margaret (Segall) Jacobs.

Education

Bachelor, City University of New York, 1947. Master of Science, Brooklyn Polytechnic University, 1952.

Career

She holds masters degrees in both biochemistry and medieval literature. Many major writers of historical romance cite her as an important influence. She has collaborated with Mercedes Lackey on historical-fantasy fiction.

Gellis and Mercedes Lackey wrote four prequels in the Baen Books series "Serrated Edge", whose first four novels Lackey co-wrote with others from 1992 to 1994. These are Gellis's works most widely held in WorldCat libraries. This Scepter'd Isle (2004) Ill Met by Moonllight (2005) By Slanderous Tongues (2007) And Less Than Kind (2008) Offworld The Space Guardian Irish Magic (contributor) Irish Magic II (contributor) Overstars Mail Dazzling Brightness Shimmering Splendor Enchanted Fire Bull God Thrice Bound The English Heiress The Cornish Heiress The Kent Heiress Fortune's Bride A Woman's Estate Historical mysteries featuring 12th-century madam-turned-amateur detective Magdalene la a Bâtarde: A Mortal Bane (1999) A Personal Devil (2001) Bone of Contention (2002) Chains of Folly (2006) Featuring Lucrezia Borgia: A Delicate Balance Sing Witch, Sing Death.

Works

Religion

Greek mythology.

Membership

Member Authors League, Novelists, Inc. (membership chair 1991-1993), Romance Writers American, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers American, Sisters in Crime.

Connections

Married Charles Gellis, April 14, 1947. 1 child, Mark Daniel.

father:
Morris Boris Jacobs

mother:
Margaret (Segall) Jacobs

spouse:
Charles Gellis

child:
Mark Daniel Gellis