Popular United kingdom romance novelist who wrote in many pseudonyms, including Charlotte Lamb, Victoria Wolf, Sheila Lancaster, and Laura Hardy. She actually is known on her behalf Sins series and her Barbary Wharf books. She was created Sheila Ann Mary Coates in Essex, Britain. She released her debut book, Prisoner from the Center, in 1972. Her last book, The Angel of Loss of life, was released posthumously. With her hubby, article writer and editor Richard Holland, she got five kids. Two of her daughters, Sarah and Jane Holland, also became authors. She and fellow British article writer Susan Morgan both released romance books under pseudonyms.