Alexia Adams, a former world wanderer, now indulges her love of travel by vicariously visiting diverse settings with her contemporary romance characters.
For more about Alexia Adams: website; Twitter
Angela Adams writes and reviews contemporary romances. Her work has appeared in Romance at Heart, Oysters and Chocolate, and The Long and Short Reviews. In December 2011, Whimsical Publications published an anthology, Winter Wonders. Ms. Adams’ short story “Burgers and Hot Chocolate,” was among the collection.
Elf Ahearn—yes, that is her real name—lives in New York with her wonderful husband and a pesky (yet irresistible) cat.
For more about Elf Ahearn: website; Facebook
Author of historical and erotic romances, Rue Allyn fell in love with happily ever after the day she heard her first story. She is deliriously married to my sweetheart of many years and loves to hear from readers about their favorite books and real life adventures.
For more about Rue Allyn: website
Samantha Anne is a writer/musician living in The Bronx, NY. When she’s not playing bass or baking a killer cheesecake, you can find her rooting for the Yankees or checking out Ramones tribute bands.
For more about Samantha Anne: website; Facebook; Twitter
Elley Arden is a proud Pennsylvania girl who drinks wine like it’s water (a slight exaggeration), prefers a night at the ballpark to a night on the town, and believes almond English toffee is the key to happiness.
For more about Elley Arden: website; Twitter
Susan Arden lives in Tennessee with her husband, cattle dogs, cats, corn snake, and a gecko. A mother, lover of gardening, and stained-glass projects.
For more about Susan Arden: website
J.W. Ashley lives in Taiwan where she’s constantly clicking on her keyboard and sipping green tea. When she’s not writing, she scoots around the city, shops in night markets, and finds new ways to be pleased about life.
For more about J.W. Ashley: website
Envy Augustine’s crammed in a one bedroom apartment with an obligatory crotchety writer’s cat and a non-obligatory grouchy husband. She can be found scrunched in the left hand corner of the sofa scribbling on yellow legal pads. Come say “hey.”
For more about Envy Augustine: blog; Facebook
Winter Austin resides in the mid-west with her Beta Hero, four mind-boggling kids, and a bevy of pets. When she’s not trying to kill her characters in some form or fashion she can be found in the kitchen creating another culinary delight.
For more about Winter Austin: website; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest
Alexia Banks is a veteran writer who is known for her pithy and humorous characters and story lines.
For more about Alexia Banks: website; Facebook; Twitter
Emma Barron lives in upstate New York with her family and two dogs. When not writing, she’s usually chasing her daughter, starting house projects she makes her husband finish, or killing all the plants in her garden.
For more about Emma Barron: website; Facebook; Twitter
Emma Barry is a (former) Montanan who loves hugs from her toddler twins, Earl Grey tea, her cat’s whiskers, and her husband’s cooking.
For more about Emma Barry: website
Bethany-Kris is a twenty-four-year-old Canadian author, mother, and lover of much. Between barking dogs, playing children, and a full time job, she’s nearly always writing something, when she can find the time.
For more about Bethany-Kris: website; Facebook; Twitter
Peggy Bird is a writer and glass artist who lives and works in Vancouver, Washington.
For more about Peggy Bird: website; website (glass art); Facebook
Susan Blexrud hails from Orlando but currently lives in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, where she quilts, watches birds, leads a monthly romance book club, and conjures her next romance novel. She loves to hear from readers.
For more about Susan Blexrud: website; blog
Annabella Bloom is the pseudonym of Michelle M. Pillow, author of All Things Romance and a multipublished, award-winning author known mostly for her paranormal, futuristic, and dark fantasy romance. Aside from these she also writes contemporary, fantasy, historical, and erotic romance.
Annabella Bloom is also the pseudonym of Beth Williamson, author of A Stranger’s Secrets, a multipublished, award-winning author known mostly for her historical and contemporary romance. She writes steamy cowboy romances—“Read a book, ride a cowboy!”—under her own name as well as the pseudonym Emma Lang.
For more about Anabella Bloom: website (Michelle); website (Beth)
Kathryn Brocato is a lifelong reader and writer of romance who lives with her husband, dogs, and chickens in Southeast Texas.
Johannah Bryson lives in NE Ohio with the hero of her real life. Together they’ve raised a son, a daughter, and a fair number of collie dogs over the past 32 years. She is a Certified Personal Chef who enjoys the local food scene as well as the many local markets around town. They love to support their locally run businesses as well as follow their local favorite musicians at bars and festivals.
Anne Bourne is a pen name for the author who lives in the Midwest and loves a good story.
Elizabeth Boyce lives in the southeastern United States with her husband and several rambunctious children. She likes to think in the shower, sip wine, and pretend she has a cooking show.
For more about Elizabeth Boyce: blog
Burns, Karen Sue
Karen Sue Burns writes romantic suspense and mystery featuring feisty heroines who find themselves embroiled in risky situations full of adventure and sexy heroes.
For more about Karen Sue Burns: website; Facebook; Twitter
Lotchie Burton has finally reached her own “coming of age” moment in time, a time when age doesn’t matter. Prelude to a Seduction is her first novel.
For more about Lotchie Burton: website; blog; Facebook; Twitter
Stephanie Cage lives in Yorkshire and is passionate about books, ballroom dancing, and musical theatre.
For more about Stephanie Cage: website; Twitter
Growing up in the middle of cowboy country, Lynn Cahoon was destined to fall in love with a tall, cool glass of water. Now, she enjoys writing about small-town America, the cowboys who ride the range, and the women who love them.
For more about Lynn Cahoon: website; Facebook; Twitter
Dorothy Callahan lives in upstate New York with her wonderful husband, a pride of demanding cats, and two loyal dogs, all rescued from shelters (not the husband). When she is not writing, she enjoys shopping for antiques and renovating their pre-Civil War house.
For more about Dorothy Callahan: website
Carolann Camillo lives in the San Francisco Bay area, which serves as an inspiration for writing romance novels.
For more about Carolann Camillo: website; blog; Twitter
Carolynn Carey alternates setting her novels in Regency England and in contemporary Tennessee where she lives with her husband and a slew of unfinished knitting projects.
For more about Carolynn Carey: website; Facebook; Twitter
Caroline lives in Melbourne with her family, but regularly escapes to the Surfcoast for weekends away from the city madness. Although she has been a legal reporter for a number of years, this is her first work of fiction.
For more about Caroline Carter: website
Brenna Chase is a Southern transplant to the Midwest. Married with two kids, she enjoys knitting, bicycling, classic literature, movies, and rock. She has always loved romances.
For more about Brenna Chase: website
Sharon Clare lives in Mississauga with her husband and three wonderful grown-up kids who come and go from the nest. Her favorite place to write is outside under the maple trees beside the trickling pond and blooming lilies.
For more about Sharon Clare: website; blog; Facebook; Twitter
Have you ever heard a writer say, “Oh, I’ve written all my life.” And you think, “Gosh, another one of those.” Denyse Cohen is another one of those. Bilingual in Portuguese and English, Denyse works as a freelance graphic designer and enjoys the occasional adventure just like her heroine. One Hit Wonder is her first novel.
For more about Denyse Cohen: website; Twitter
Nan Comargue is a thirtysomething romance writer who reads and writes voraciously. She’s from Canada, eh?
For more about Nan Comargue: blog; Twitter
Susan Conley moved to Ireland for twelve months — fourteen years ago. She splits her time between beauty journalism, novel writing, and horseriding.
For more about Susan Conley: blog; Twitter
Tommie Conrad was raised in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, a fertile breeding ground for daydreaming and creativity. He studied at the University of Kentucky, earning degrees in both Psychology and Library and Information science. When he’s not writing, you can usually find him playing cowboy, farming, enjoying the great outdoors, painting, and, of course, reading.
For more about Tommie Conrad: Facebook; blog
Cooper, Andrea R.
Andrea R. Cooper grew-up creating characters and never stopped. She lives in Houston and when not writing stories, she likes to dance when no one is watching.
For more about Andrea R. Cooper: website; Twitter
Robyn Corum is a rather nice person who lives in a very small town but thinks big thoughts, and they scream at her until she writes them down.
For more about Robyn Corum: website
Monica Corwin is an Ohio native currently misplaced in Maryland with her infant daughter. In the free time her child allows she reads as much as she can and collects novels on Arthurian Legend.
For more about Monica Corwin: website
Lynn Crandall lives in a small town in the Midwest with her husband and writes romances in the company of her two cats.
For more about Lynn Crandall: website; personal blog; writing blog
Ashlinn Craven enjoys writing “head versus heart” romances where lovers face toe-curling problems. She’s lived in five countries and worked as hospital cleaner, pizza chef, university lecturer, sales rep, and environmental activist before succumbing to blissful Alpine serenity, writing, marriage and motherhood. She lives in Zurich, Switzerland.
For more about Ashlinn Craven: website; Facebook; Twitter
Fueled by black jelly beans and Pinot noir (never together), Rachel Cross writes fast-paced contemporary romance with a twist. She lives by the beach in California with her surfer dude/helicopter pilot husband and two daughters. Before becoming a romance author she was a professional firefighter, paramedic, clinical research manager, small business owner, and Weekly World News tabloid “model.”
For more about Rachel Cross: website; Facebook; Twitter
Culiner, J. Arlene
J. Arlene Culiner, born in New York, raised in Toronto, has spent most of her life in England, Germany, Holland, Turkey, France, Greece, Hungary and the Sahara. She now resides in a 300-year-old former inn in a French village of no real interest. Much to everyone’s dismay, she protects all living creatures—especially spiders—and her wild (or wildlife) garden is a classified butterfly and bird reserve.
For more about J. Arlene Culiner: website
Donna Cummings has worked as an attorney, winery tasting room manager, and retail business owner, but nothing beats the thrill of writing humorously-ever-after romances. Currently she resides in Massachusetts, although she fantasizes about spending the rest of her days in a tropical locale, consuming iced coffee and wearing flip flops year-round.
For more about Donna Cummings: website; Facebook; Twitter
Born at the Naval hospital in Bethesda, Maryland and raised in Wernher von Braun’s Rocket City of Huntsville, Alabama, Daco holds a B.A. and M.A.S. from The University of Alabama in Huntsville and a J.D. from the Cumberland School of Law. When not practicing law, she’s encouraging her children to become future scientists and writing novels.
For more about Daco: Website; Facebook; Twitter; Goodreads
When Eliza Daly isn’t traveling for her job as an event planner, or tracing her ancestry roots through Ireland, she is at home in Milwaukee working on her next novel, bouncing ideas off her husband Mark, and her cats Quigley and Frankie.
For more about Eliza Daly: website; Facebook; Twitter
Ellie Darkins is a writer, editor and reader of romance novels. When she’s not tapping away at her keyboard she can usually be found next to the kettle.
For more about Ellie Darkins: website
Genie Davis is a produced screen and television writer and multi-published novelist living near the beach in Los Angeles. She has two cute cats and two mostly grown children.
For more about Genie Davis: website; Facebook; Twitter
For more about Casey Dawes: website; Facebook; Twitter; Goodreads; Pinterest; Ning book blogs
Alicia Dean writes both paranormal and suspense. She’s an avid reader and loves to hear from her fans at AliciaMDean@aol.com.
Jennifer DeCuir is a busy mom still trying to figure out how to balance carpooling, volunteering and homework with writing time. Coffee helps … a lot.
For more about Jennifer DeCuir: website; Facebook; Twitter
Michele Deppe is an award-winning writer. She and her artist husband, Tod, live in a small rural village close to Seattle, Washington. Minding Jackson is her first novel.
Rachel Donnelly is an RWA Golden Heart and Golden Pen finalist. She lives in Canada with her husband, two children, and one crazy cat.
For more about Rachel Donnelly: website; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest
Traci is a Midwest native. She is the author of Paranormal/Urban Fantasy & Contemporary Romance. Her debut novel, Seal of Destiny will be published with Crimson Romance. She is an avid animal aficionado, sappy quote lover & more than occasional smartass.
For more about Traci Douglass: website; Facebook; Twitter; Goodreads
Melinda Dozier lives in Guatemala, Central America, with her husband, three boys, and German Shepherd. She enjoys being the queen of her household and dreams of being pampered fully by her boys once they’re grown.
For more about Melinda Dozier: website
Lilou DuPont graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in Philosophy and studied Cinema Production at the University of Southern California. She has a successful career in advertising and lives in Washington, DC. Dangerous Love is her first novel.
For more about Lilou DuPont: website; Facebook; Twitter
Sharon Ervin lives in McAlester, Oklahoma, with her original husband, has four grown children and nine grandchildren. She works half days in her husband and older son’s law office as probate clerk and gofer.
For more about Sharon Ervin: website; blog
Nola Sarina and Emily Faith are authors from Alberta, Canada. Both mothers and lovers of music and art, they draw inspiration for their fiction from Nola’s dark fantasy concepts and Emily’s flair for romance that ignites both in and out of the bedroom.
For more about Nola Sarina and Emily Faith: website; Twitter (Nola); Twitter (Emily)
Feldman, Christine S.
Christine S. Feldman writes both novels and feature-length screenplays, and she has placed in screenwriting competitions on both coasts. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her ballroom-dancing husband and their beagle.
For more about Christine S. Feldman: website
Kate Fellowes’s working life has revolved around words—editor of the student newspaper, reporter for the local press, cataloger in her hometown library. She’s the author of four previous novels and numerous short stories and essays. Married, she and her husband share their home with a variety of companion animals.
For more about Kate Fellowes: website; Facebook; Twitter
Originally from Spain, Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban lives in Pennsylvania and works as a freelance writer, editor, and translator. Her paranormal romance Immortal Love follows her adventures in search of a literary agent in a contemporary alternate world where the late Spanish poets Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer and Federico García Lorca are immortals.
Carmen has also drawn on the mysterious beauty of Galicia, the land of her childhood, and the tumultuous history of Spain, to write three young adult novels that take place in a mythical world in which the medieval kingdoms of Spain are still fighting each other, a world of warrior kings in which girls are not supposed to speak their minds.
For more about Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban: website; blog; Facebook
Elke Feuer lives in Grand Cayman where she listens to salsa and jazz music while writing. She enjoys writing stories with characters people can fall in love with.
For more about Elke Feuer: website; Facebook; Twitter; Goodreads
Becky Flade loves and laughs in Southeast Pennsylvania where she’s busy living her very own happily ever after, when she’s not writing about someone else’s.
For more about Becky Flade: blog; Facebook; Twitter
Dorothy Fletcher (1910-1980) was a talented and prolific author of countless romance novels. She leaves a legacy of classic love stories that are enjoyed by millions.
Nicole is an Australian living in Houston. When she’s not chasing the kids or the dog, she is writing romances where she can escape to a world she can control.
For more about Nicole Flockton: website; Facebook; Twitter
Eroline Pearl Gaddis Dern (1895 – 1966) began her literary career editing trade journals and fan magazines. For thirty years she wrote traditional romances for a single publisher, Arcadia House. For the last ten of those years she wrote principally nurse novels. She also wrote “love novels,” a romance genre invented by lending-library publishers that was considered a bit racier for the times.
García, Leslie P.
Words empower. South Texas author/educator Leslie P. García believes that absolutely. Absolutely.
Lieze Gerber is the Canadian author of Love Restored, the first of a contemporary romance trilogy, set in Provence, France, where she currently lives.
Living in a small town in a corner of Ontario, Canada, Karyn Gerrard wiles away her spare time writing and reading romance.
For more about Karyn Gerrard: website; Facebook; Twitter
Writing romance is an obsession and a dream for Angelita. As a happy local in Las Vegas, she lives with her own alpha male and when she needs a dry sarcastic male perspective, she asks him. She enjoys volunteering for the ballet, organizing a girls night out, watching for wild horses at Red Rock, and attempting to cook like the French.
For more about Angelita Gill: website; Facebook
Mary Gorman comes from a family of gifted and somewhat compulsive story tellers but so far she’s the only one with the patience to write her stories down. A native of Massachusetts, her hobbies include raising exotic birds, tracing family trees (or, as her brother calls it, “collecting dead people”) and embarrassing her children.
Gray, Molly Kate
A fan of things that go bump in the night, Molly Kate Gray writes romantic suspense with a Southern drawl. Now raising her two children in the same town she grew up in, she knows just how difficult it can be to escape a small town’s gravity. When the Texas heat gets to be too much, it’s time to cool off with sweet iced tea and a good book.
For more about Molly Kate Gray: website; Facebook; Twitter
Hanson, Pam Andrews
Pam Andrews Hanson is the pseudonym for the mother-daughter writing team of Barbara Andrews and Pam Hanson. They have written 40 books together and are still speaking to each other.
For more about Pam Andrews Hanson: Facebook
Lucy Hartbury grew up in England and loves to write passionate contemporary and historical romances. A keen reader of the classics, the Victorian gothic novel Dracula is one of her favorite books.
After living in several cities east of the Mississippi, Ellie has settled down in Southwest Ohio with her taller-than-her kids, larger-than-she-planned dogs and one cat (who thinks he’s a dog).
For more about Ellie Heller: website; Twitter; Facebook
Mary Hughes lives in the Midwest with her beta-reader husband, two grandcats who demand equal lap time, a basement full of spare computer parts and several musical instruments including a romantic cello and a flute for orchestral twittering birds.
For more about Mary: website; Facebook; Twitter
Callie lives in Oklahoma, surrounded by her husband, two adult children, three dogs and one cat.
For more about Callie Hutton: website
K.M. Jackson is a writer of women’s fiction, and a former fashion designer. She lives in the suburbs of New York with her husband, boy/ girl twins and her precocious terrier named Jack who keeps her on her toes.
Jenny Jacobs, a writer living in the Midwest, is still kissing frogs, but likes to write about people finding their happily ever after – even if they have to go through some difficulties to get there.
For more about Jenny Jacobs: website
Rachel is known for writing entertaining stories that help people understand the spiritual world better. And she always, always throws her characters into gut-wrenching situations of the magical (and romantic) kind. A Spiritual Counselor for decades, Rachel enjoys using the Metaphysical Arts as a gripping backdrop for her stories. Using suspense, drama and unexpected romantic twists, her stories always ride the edge of two worlds—the human world and the astral world.
Diana Jean spends most of her day writing about people falling in love, reading about people falling in love, or making excessively frilly dresses.
For more about Diana Jean: website
Author Zrinka Jelic lives in Ontario where she writes romances inspired by life events.
Jewkes, Diane R.
Diane R. Jewkes is a lover of books and history. She grew up in Southern New Mexico and currently lives in Colorado with her husband and much-loved dogs. She has 2 children and 3 grandchildren living nearby.
Fore more about Diane R. Jewkes: website; Facebook
Johnson, Ana Krista
Ana Krista Johnson lives (and writes) in Southern California with her husband, two kids, a dog, and a fish named Frothy.
For more about Ana Krista Johnson: website
Toni Jones grew up in Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado, and she continues to appreciate the special beauty and unique lifestyle of the Western U.S. Her passion for the outdoors and her love of romance go hand-in-hand. She hopes her work will inspire all her readers to get outside and fall in love under the open sky!
After daydreaming through a variety of jobs, Lola Karns decided to write some of them down in hopes others found them as entertaining as she did. Lola lives near Virginia Beach with her husband, two children and two hairless cats.
A writer of thrillers spiked with romance, PM Kavanaugh has always loved a potent mix of intrigue, danger and adventure. She shares her home, dreams and some of her plotting dilemmas with her clever-enough-to-be-a-spy husband and her talkative office cat, Max.
Top-selling romance author Debra Kayn lives with her family in the beautiful coastal mountains of Oregon where she enjoys riding motorcycles, gardening, playing tennis, and fishing.
For more about Debra Kayn: website; Facebook; Twitter
M.O. Kenyan’s favorite place is in her mind, where stories come to life, boundaries are pushed and the impossible is conceived.
For more about M.O. Kenyan: website; Facebook; Twitter; Goodreads; Amazon
Katie married the military man of her dreams, so home is wherever the Air Force sends them. She loves hockey and writes about hockey love. Her fictional team is the Las Vegas Sinners, and her real-world team is the Pittsburgh Penguins. She likes strong, capable heroines who bring out the vulnerability in their tough guys.
For more about Katie Kenyhercz: website; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest
Linda Kepner has been a computer operator, librarian, medical researcher, college instructor, and magazine editor. She lives in Bennington, New Hampshire. Second Chance is her third novel.
Knight, Alysia S.
Alysia S. Knight is not out to change the world, she just hopes to make someone’s day a little better. She writes the hero and happily-ever-after stories because we all can use more love and adventure in our lives.
Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with local police—no, she wasn’t a troublemaker, she was a journalist. When the opportunity to focus a bit of energy on the stories in her head, she jumped at it. And she’s never looked back. Now she writes magazine articles by day and romance novels with spice by night. She lives on Lake Erie with her husband, three-year-old daughter and twenty-year-old fur-kid. Happily ever after.
For more about Kristina Knight: website; blog; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest
Katriena Knights is the author of several contemporary and paranormal romances. She lives in the mountains of Colorado with her two nearly grown children, a goofy dog, two ferrets, and a weird little gerbil. When she’s not writing (and often when she is writing), she likes to knit and watch copious amounts of television.
For more about Katriena Knights: website; blog; Facebook; Twitter
A lifelong journalist, Rena Koontz has always been passionate about writing. Now, she’s passionate about writing romance.
When she’s not writing her own stories, Shay Lacy likes to alter TV shows, movies, novels, songs and any other type of storytelling to her liking. Everything she sees/hears is fodder for a story.
A lifelong fan of Jane Austen, Lauren Lane lives in New York City where she is hard at work on her next romance novel.
Iris Leach loves all books, loves movies, and especially loves writing romance.
For more about Iris Leach: website
Ivory was born in the Philippines and lives in Carlisle, United Kingdom, with her husband and their perpetually hungry canine. She’d love to hear from you.
For more about Ivory Lei: website; Twitter
Julie lives in Pennsylvania in a grand old Gilded Age home, where history surrounds her, and ghosts from the past sneak their way into her stories.
For more about Julie LeMense: website
Yael Levy holds a degree in Illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. A freelance illustrator and journalist, Yael has been published in numerous venues, most notably The Jerusalem Post. A native New Yorker, Yael currently resides in Georgia with her family.
Lieb, Chardy Walker
Chardy Walker Lieb lives in the Midwest with her husband, her dog, and her cat. Jerry, Gypsy, and Shadow accordingly! A love of yoga, Reiki, and meditation all play into her passion for writing.
D’Ann Lindun draws inspiration from the area where she lives, Western Colorado; her husband of twenty-nine years; and their daughter, Brandi. Composites of their small farm, herd of horses, five Australian shepherds, three ducks and cats of every shape and color often show up in her stories!
For more about D’Ann Lindun: blog
Joanna Lloyd lives in tropical Far North Queensland, Australia, where her unpredictable, cyclone-prone environment influences the wild, adventurous characters in her romance novels.
For more about Joanna Lloyd: website
When not busy writing or reading, Nikkie Locke leads an exciting life with her Prince Charming, her cat Athena, her dog Perseus, and hordes of children- none of which are her own. Thank goodness.
Olivia Logan lives in the ever sunny UK where if she’s not writing her newest romance, she’s planning the next one.
For more about Olivia Logan: Twitter
Ever since submitting her first screenplay to Bonanza at age twelve, Becky Lower has had a love affair with the American west. Since personal time travel is out of the question, she pursues her passion by writing about it. Becky is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and lives in Oberlin, Ohio with her dog, Mary.
For more about Becky Lower: website; Facebook; Twitter
Purveyor of the written world, Nancy Loyan has been writing since she began composing picture books for fellow students in elementary school. She has recently moved from being a freelance writer to published author and novelist, sharing her “fairy tales for adults” with others.
For more about Nancy Loyan: website; Facebook; Twitter
Mari Manning lives in the Chicago area with her husband. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and an active member of its Chicago North Chapter.
For more about Mari Manning: website
R.C. Matthews lives in the Midwest where she enjoys the beauty of the four seasons while writing romances on the weekends.
For more about R.C. Matthews: website; Facebook
Susanne Matthews lives in Eastern Ontario with her husband, the inspiration for all her heroes. She enjoys camping, gardening, and romantic getaways.
For more about Susanne Matthews: website; Facebook; Twitter
McCarthy, Judith Anne
Judith Anne McCarthy teaches English and lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where the fields and farms, the horses, dogs, and people endlessly inspire romance.
For more about Judith Anne McCarthy: blog
Juliet McCarthy taught English in Department of Defense schools on Air Force bases throughout Europe before marrying a fighter pilot and having five children. She has won an award in the prestigious Ian St. James Awards. Unquiet Heart is her first novel.
Debut author Erin McCauley resides in the Pacific Northwest with her Knight in Shining Armor, her dedicated puppy Maxx, and her three children, writing deeply moving love stories that will have you believing in happily ever after.
Traci McDonald lives in scenic Southern Utah and spends her time writing, reading, and caring for her family. Her education has been in Behavioral Sciences, Creative Writing, and The Practical Application of Life’s Lessons. She is a lover of life, people, knowledge, and anything you can create with beautiful words.
Eliott McKay has spent the past five years visiting ten different countries, experiencing life, and writing books. She is currently without domicile.
For more about Eliott McKay: website; Facebook; Twitter; Goodreads
Formerly a video and radio producer, Christy now spends her time as either a slave to her children or her muse. When she’s not writing spicy romance, she can be found stomping around the South West of England, glomming her to-be-read pile or escaping from real life with her rather delicious husband. Christy loves to hear from readers.
For more about Christy McKellen: website
Full of ideas but easily lured from her desk, Anne has authored three novels and numerous articles and short stories. Her ambition is to learn to write faster.
Elizabeth Meyette’s love of books was ignited when her older sister read Goldilocks and the Three Bears to her. That passion grew into a career as an English teacher, media specialist, poet and author. She is fortunate to live in Michigan with her beloved husband, Richard, where they are inspired by their walks along the beautiful Great Lakes.
For more about Elizabeth Meyette: website; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest
Nina Mitchell lives in Texas with her family. She read her first Jane Austen novel when she was a teenager and has read them repeatedly ever since.
Bea Moon is a former Vermonter, who made a beeline to South Florida at the first opportunity. She’s worked at many things, from waitress to executive secretary, with stopovers as newspaper columnist and freelance editor. She’s eighty years old and still doesn’t know what she wants to be when she grows up.
For more about Bea Moon: Email
Growing up out West, Rionna Morgan followed her love of horses to the rodeo arena and her love of English to the classroom and to writing. She has been looking forward to sharing her stories with you her whole life. Rionna is a founding member of Montana Romance Writers; she reads as much as she can possibly hold, and she loves most of all combining the chilling edge of a knife with the sweet surrender of romance. Rionna shares her home in Missoula, Montana with her husband, her four children and the mountains outside her window. Please be invited to stop by rionnamorgan.com — she loves the company.
For more about Rionna Morgan: website; blog; Facebook; Twitter; Goodreads; Pinterest
Morris, Pam B.
As an artist and author, Pam lives and creates in a whimsical imagination where reality becomes what she makes of it. For a time. Settling back to earth, she finds herself in western Montana nurtured by Mother Nature’s bounty and beauty, friends, family, her husband, children and love before she wanders back into another story to tell.
For more about Pam B. Morris: blog
Kat Morrisey lives in a small town in central New York State where she splits her time between her family and the fictional characters she writes about, while also giving in to her weakness for hockey and nachos way too often. She can often be heard obsessing over Highlanders, books with happily ever afters, and Jane Austen.
For more about Kat Morrisey: website; Twitter
Méline Nadeau spends her days dreaming up new and inventive ways to share her passion for words and moving pictures and her nights cuddling her two loves, her husband, Russ, and daughter, Chloë Echo.
For more about Méline Nadeau: website; blog; Facebook; Twitter; Goodreads; Pinterest
Robyn Neeley is an East Coaster who loves to explore new places; watches way more reality TV than she cares to admit; can’t live without Dunkin Donuts coffee and has never met a cookie she didn’t like. If you have a must read romance suggestion or a fabulous cookie recipe, she wants to know.
For more about Robyn Neeley: website; Twitter; Facebook
Terry Newman lives in Hubbard, Ohio with all of her characters. Yes, it does get quite crowded sometimes.
Christy Newton is a hopeless romantic who has a weakness for warm cookies and dark chocolate. She lives in Indiana with her supportive husband and two amazing daughters.
For more about Christy Newton: website; Facebook; Twitter
Born and raised in Warwickshire, England, Anji immigrated to the United States in 1986, and now resides in Northern Arizona. She has written five novels, Desperate Obsession, Everything Comes If…, Lonely Hearts Cry, How Many Freakin’ Frogs Do You Have To Kiss?, and The Cormorant Club. She is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the Romance Writers of America, the RWA-Women’s Fiction, NARWA, the Kiss of Death mystery suspense group and the Chick-lit Writers of the World.
For more about Anji Nolan: website
Norris, Mary K.
Mary K. Norris loves to travel the world and go on crazy, extreme adventures. Unfortunately, she can’t do that all the time, so she creates crazy adventures for her characters in supernatural worlds from the comfort of her home in Southern California. She has a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and when she’s not reading or writing she’s usually found doing some kind of physical activity, playing video games, or at Disneyland.
Glenys O’Connell is a former crime beat journalist on a daily newspaper and publisher of a community newspaper. She writes romantic suspense, comedy, mysteries, children’s books and is an award-winning playwright. After years of travelling and working abroad, she now makes her home in rural Ontario, Canada, with her husband, four grown-up children and two spoiled cats.
For more about Glenys O’Connell: website; Facebook; Twitter;
Oleson, R. Sue
R. Sue Oleson lives in Texas, where she enjoys escaping the heat by relaxing in the pool. When not working on her next novel, she enjoys spending time with her family, and taking motorcycle trips with her husband.
For more about R. Sue Oleson: website; Facebook; Twitter; email
Lucy Oliver lives in England with her husband and young children. She loves writing novels about strong, intelligent women who make their own decisions.
For more about Lucy Oliver: blog; Twitter
Livia lives in Europe where she listens to obscene amounts of music and devours every reading material in sight. When she’s not doing either of the two, she fiddles with anything remotely customizable within reach.
For more about Livia Olteano: website; blog; Twitter; Facebook; Goodreads
Two authors writing as one, Cary Morgan Frates and Deborah O’Neill Cordes specialize in recreating pivotal moments in history, epic adventure, and romance––with a time travel twist. Journey with their heroine Gigi Perrin to dangerous and barbaric fifth century Rome in Love, Eternally, After the Fall, and Return to Me.
For more about Morgan O’Neill: website; Facebook; Facebook (book page); Twitter; Pinterest
Cait O’Sullivan grew up in Ireland with wanderlust in her blood. She currently lives in a leafy suburb of London after traveling the world, where she creates stories from her thoughts and memories.
For more about Cait O’Sullivan: blog; Facebook; Twitter
O’Sullivan, Rowena May
As a child, Rowena May O’Sullivan dreamed of becoming a writer. Before that she dreamed of becoming an actress, a ballerina, singer, hairdresser, an adventurer, a magician – you get the picture. Reading while walking was another passion until she fell down a manhole while doing so. Her only thought: Save the book! In order to fulfill her dreams, she eventually returned to her first desire, writing. At least that way she could create stories and become any heroine she wanted without actually endangering herself. Although Rowena has traveled the world she chooses to live in the very beautiful New Zealand where she was born.
For more about Rowena: website; Facebook
Kristine Overbrook lives in northeast PA with her family and two dogs.
For more about Kristine Overbrook: website; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest
Pace, Alicia Hunter
Alicia Hunter Pace is the pen name for the author team Stephanie Jones and Jean Hovey. Stephanie teaches third grade and wishes for a bigger bookstore in her small town. She likes civil war history, and people who follow the rules. She is happy to provide a list of said rules to anyone who needs them. Jean is a former public librarian who lives with her husband in a hundred-year-old house that always wants something from her. She likes to cook but has discovered the joy of Mrs. Paul’s fish fillets since becoming a writer.
For more about Alicia Hunter Pace: website
Although she was admonished to “stop making things up” when she was a child, Elizabeth Palmer never did. She took early retirement from her job in IT, and now spends her days with the ever-changing cast of characters in her head, her handsome husband, and the requisite author’s cat.
For more about Elizabeth Palmer: website; Facebook
Ellen Parker, a daughter of Wisconsin, currently lives in St. Louis. When not guiding characters toward “happily ever after” you can find her tending her postage stamp size garden or walking in the neighborhood.
For more about Ellen Parker: website; Facebook
Marie Patrick lives in beautiful, sunny Arizona with her husband and amazing fur-babies. She loves to hear from her readers.
For more about Marie Patrick: website; email
Micah Persell holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a double master’s degree in literature and English pedagogy. She is an avid reader of all types of literature, but has a soft spot for romance. She currently teaches high school language arts classes.
For more about Micah Persell: website; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest
Author “cj petterson” is the pen name of Marilyn A. Johnston. Marilyn is an award-winning writer whose short fiction and non-fiction stories have appeared in several anthologies. Her works-in-progress include another suspenseful romance, a mystery series that features detective “Jake” Konnor, and a young adult fantasy. A first-generation American, Marilyn was born in Texas to Swedish parents and takes her pen name from her paternal grandmother. She is a member of Sisters-in-Crime, SCBWI, and a charter member of the Mobile Writers Guild. She spent 25 years in the automotive industry and now lives near her sons in Mobile, Alabama.
For more about cj petterson: website
M.J. Porteus is the pen name of an author who writes in several other genres. She lives in “Lorna Doone country” in England with her husband.
For more about M.J. Porteus: website
Irene Preston has to write romances—after all, she’s living one! As a starving college student, she met her dream man who whisked her away on a romantic honeymoon across Europe. Today they live in the beautiful hill country outside of Austin, Texas where Dream Man is still working hard to make sure she never has to take off her rose-colored glasses.
For more about Irene Preston: website; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest
Evan Purcell is an American teaching English in rural China.
For more about Evan Purcell: website; Facebook
Berinn Rae writes romantic science fiction/fantasy about women with kickassitude. When not writing, she can be found flying old airplanes, watching SciFi movies, and pampering an incredibly spoiled sixty-pound lap dog.
Liv Rancourt writes paranormal and romance, often at the same time. She lives in Seattle with her husband, two teenagers, two cats and one wayward puppy.
For more about Liv Rancourt: website; Facebook; Twitter
Honoria Ravena lives in Texas, enjoys yoga, belly dance and drinking massive amounts of coffee while writing adventurous stories of love.
For more about Honoria Ravena: website; Twitter
Roberts, Lillie J.
Lillie J. Roberts lives in central Illinois with her husband, three children, and one wild Westie. She likes to listen to movies when she writes, it doesn’t matter if they’re old or new, as long as they’re engaging.
For more about Lillie J. Roberts: website; Facebook; Twitter
Heather Rodney-Diaz lives on the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago in the southern Caribbean, indeed her motivation for writing spicy and super-sexy multicultural romantic island escapes. Here, on these fascinating islands of sun, sand, and sea, there’s no better place for dreaming up scorching hot heroes or falling in love. Island Pursuits is her debut novel.
For more about Heather Rodney-Diaz: Facebook; Twitter; Goodreads; Pinterest
Kay Rogal is the author of romantic suspense, paranormal romance, and women’s fiction.
For more about Kay Rogal: blog; Facebook; Twitter; Goodreads; Pinterest
Rogers, Beverly A.
Beverly A. Rogers is a Texas girl who believes one of the most romantic things a guy can do is listen. She writes from the heart, and tries to be a romantic listener herself.
For more about Beverly A. Rogers: website
Deanie Roman lives in Europe where she weaves romantic tales while trying to perfect her mom’s pie crust.
For more about Deanie Roman: website
Author Bobbi Romans born and raised in the suburbs of D.C, now resides in the south with Prince Charming and her overly large, nutty family. Currently, Bobbi is hiding from her loud family in a closet as she taps away the next installment in the Swamp Magic series.
For more about Bobbi Romans: website; Facebook; Twitter
Galen Rose lives with her very patient and supportive husband, a teenage son determined to give her more gray hair, and 3.5 cats. When she is not touching up the gray or chasing out the wildlife the cats bring in, she can be found imagining and writing more adventures for her characters.
I live in Upwey, a very leafy suburb of outer Melbourne. I can hear most Melbournians say, where? Think Puffing Billy, the hills and inexcusably steep driveways and you’re there. We have a house with room for the kids to play in the backyard, the cat to sleep wherever, and the husband to have his back shed (well, actually the shed is more like the storeroom, but let’s not go there.)
I love romance because it adds so much to the story. If I read a story and there’s no romance, there isn’t much to keep me in the story. Everyone needs a little romance to take them away.
For more about Charmaine Ross: website
William Edward Daniel Ross, W. E. Daniel “Dan” Ross (born 1912) is a bestselling Canadian novelist from Saint John, New Brunswick who wrote over 300 books in a variety of genres and under a variety of mostly female pseudonyms such as Laura Frances Brooks, Lydia Colby, Rose Dana, Jan Daniels, Ross Olin, Diane Randall, Clarissa Ross, Leslie Ames, Ruth Dorset, Ann Gilmer, Jane Rossiter, Dan Ross, Dana Ross, Marilyn Ross, Dan Roberts, and W.E.D. Ross. As Marilyn Ross he wrote popular Gothic fiction including a series of novels about the vampire Barnabas Collins based on the American TV series Dark Shadows (1966-71).
Rossi, Elle J
Elle J Rossi lives in the midwest with her family and a regal feline, Sir Remington. When she’s not writing about love and paranormal adventures, she immerses herself in photography and digital art projects for the book world.
For more about Elle J Rossi: website; Facebook; Twitter
Coco Rousseau lives in Paris, France. When not partaking of nightlife and fashionable parties, she spends her days strolling through museums, drinking cappuccino in outdoor cafes, and writing romance novels in her penthouse apartment on Avenue des Champs-Élysées. A young widow, her husband left her his entire fortune and beloved Porcelaine dog named Grizou Belle. She and Grizou Belle have been spotted dining together at Bistrot Paul Bert or Le Meurice.
For more about Coco Rousseau: website; Facebook; Twitter; Email
Inés Saint believes tolerant people with interesting quirks make fun friends and genial characters.
For more about Inés Saint: website; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest; YouTube; Amazon
“I love writing anything magical.” – Candace Sams
Nola Sarina and Emily Faith are authors from Alberta, Canada. Both mothers and lovers of music and art, they draw inspiration for their fiction from Nola’s dark fantasy concepts and Emily’s flair for romance that ignites both in and out of the bedroom.
For more about Nola Sarina and Emily Faith: website; Twitter (Nola); Twitter (Emily)
Shalaby, Amanda L.V.
Amanda L. V. Shalaby is the author of Rhianna and a member of The Romance Writers of America (RWA). When she is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Matthew, her Shih Tzu dogs, Bella and Huntley, and her Persian cat, Sebastian.
For more about Amanda L.V. Shalaby: blog; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest
Kathleen Shaputis lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Bob, where curling up with an icy Diet Coke writing romantic comedies is her paradise.
For more about Kathleen Shaputis: website; Twitter; Facebook; Pinterest
Eva Shaw writes faith-based books where the protagonist becomes your BFF and you miss her like crazy when reaching the final page. Eva is author or ghost of more than 70 books, dozens of which have been bestsellers. She is a sought-after ghostwriter for celebrities, notables and headline-making superstars, crafting their nonfiction books, memoirs or novels. Often referred to as the world’s leading online writing professor, Eva practices what she teaches sharing tips, tricks and techniques with those she mentors. She created and teaches six highly distinct and popular writing courses offered at 2000 colleges and universities worldwide through Education to Go.
For more about Eva Shaw: website; Facebook
Epic Finalist and P&E award-winning romance author Killarney Sheffield lives in the rustic Canadian prairies where she manages her time between writing, five children, farm critters and her thoroughbred stallion affectionately nicknamed “Love Monkey.”
For more about Killarney Sheffield: website; Facebook, Twitter
Patti Shenberger lives in Michigan where she collects Snow Babies and turtle knickknacks.
For more about Patti Shenberger: website; Twitter
Jaye Shields grew up in the Pacific Northwest and now lives in San Francisco where she enjoys long walks in the fog with immortals.
For more about Jaye Shields: website; Facebook
After spending years in professional theatre as a costume designer, Laura Simcox eased out of the hectic whirlwind of opening nights and settled in a comfy desk chair to write romance. She believes that life is too short not to appreciate quirky humor and her novels are lighthearted journeys into the happily-ever-after. She lives in North Carolina with her true love and adorable toddler son.
For more about Laura Simcox: website; blog; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest
Angela Smith is a writer and paralegal who lives in Central Texas with her husband, a handful of animals, and a gathering of books.
For more about Angela Smith: website; Twitter
Smith, Carol Ritten
Carol Ritten Smith considers herself a very fortunate woman. She has a wonderful husband of thirty-nine years. Her son and daughter and their families all live within a half hour’s drive. Grandchildren are readily available for hugs. And she gets to write. It doesn’t get much better than that.
For Nora Snowdon writing is more than a career, it’s an addiction. Please help.
Jessica Starre has spent her whole life imagining things that couldn’t possibly happen, and has been pleasantly surprised when some of them have.
For more about Jessica Starre: website
Spring Stevens lives in rural Kentucky where she enjoys quietness and fresh air while she reads or writes. If you can catch her doing anything else, it might be her hobbies of freshwater fish, drawing, and painting.
For more about Spring Stevens: Facebook; Facebook fan page; Twitter
J.M. writes what she likes to call sweet and spicy contemporary romance. She’s a stay-at-home mom who lives in Seattle Washington, with her husband, two boys, and their two very spoiled puppies. She’s been devouring romances for as long as she can remember. Writing them has become her passion.
For more about J.M. Stewart: website; blog; Facebook; Twitter; Goodreads
Thereault, Janis Lee
Janis Lee Thereault lives with her family in southern California where she enjoys writing romances that combine the worlds of medicine and the military.
For more about Janis Lee Thereault: website; Amazon; Goodreads
Alicia Thorne is a former college professor who has invented a boyfriend or two in her life, although she found the results not nearly as satisfying as her heroine does.
For more about Alicia Thorne: website
Heather Thurmeier is a lover of strawberry margaritas, a hater of spiders, and a reality TV junkie. Her passion is contemporary romance—writing stories filled with laugh out loud moments, uber-hunky heroes, feisty heroines, and always a happily ever after.
For more about Heather Thurmeier: website; Facebook; Twitter
Monica Tillery lives in Texas with her handsome husband and two wonderful sons. Reading and writing romance makes it easier to be the only girl in a house full of boys.
For more about Monica Tillery: website; Facebook; Twitter
Holley Trent is the multi-published author of contemporary and paranormal romances set in The South. Her books almost always contain sex and snark, though not necessarily in that order. See her full backlist at holleytrent.com, and if you want to chat, holler at her on Twitter. She tweets as @holleytrent.
Debbie Vaughan lives in central Arkansas with two horses and ten dogs who keep her company as she conjures new worlds filled with romance from her keyboard.
For more about Debbie Vaughan: website; blog; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest; Goodreads
Gabrielle Vigot grew up in Hawaii, where she was witness to many hippie love stories. Her favorite romance is that of her Spanish father falling in love with her Hawaiian mother after he reluctantly allowed her to be the first woman on his soccer team.
For more about Gabrielle Vigot: Facebook; blog
Dana Volney lets her imagination roam free in Wyoming where she writes romances.
For more about Dana Volney: Facebook; Twitter
Wall, Shelley K.
Shelley K. Wall is the author of Numbers Never Lie, Bring It On, and The Designated Drivers’ Club.
For more about Shelley K. Wall: website; blog; Facebook
T.F. Walsh emigrated from Romania to Australia at the age of eight and now lives in a regional city south of Sydney with her husband. Growing up hearing dark fairytales, she’s always had a passion for reading and writing horror, paranormal romance, urban fantasy and young adult stories. She balances all the dark with light fluffy stuff like baking and traveling.
For more about T.F. Walsh: website; Twitter; Facebook; Pinterest
Weeks, Nancy C.
Nancy C. Weeks lives in suburban Maryland with her husband of more than thirty years. She has two children in college and spends her days out on her deck writing as the local bird population keeps her company. She loves to hear from her readers.
For more about Nancy C. Weeks: website; blog; Facebook
Lisa Weseman is a novelist and screenwriter. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, director Lex Sadasivan, and their two unbearably adorable Doodles.
For more about Lisa Weseman: website; Facebook
Lisa is an author and lawyer living in Southwest Virginia who still believes a good love story can make everything right with the world.
For more about Lisa White: website
Synithia Williams has enjoyed romance novels since she was thirteen years old, so it’s no surprise she began writing her own. When she isn’t reading or writing, she’s working on sustainability initiatives in the Midlands of South Carolina. She lives with her husband Eric and two boys, Eric Jr. and Sam.
For more about Synithia Williams: website; Facebook; Twitter
Danica Winters is an Amazon best-selling romance author based in Montana. She is known for writing award-winning books that grip readers with their ability to drive emotion through suspense and often a touch of magic.
For more about Danica Winters: website; blog; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest; Goodreads; Amazon; B&N; Kobo; All Romance
York, Tiffany N.
Tiffany N. York lives in Southern California with her spirited son, diva Chihuahua, 3 to 5 cats, and 2 tone deaf parakeets. She writes romance to escape reality.
For more about Tiffany N. York: website; Facebook; Twitter
Cody Young is a new voice in romantic fiction. She writes historical love stories with a touch of humor and a lot of romance.
Pan Zador was born in London and grew up in theatres, watching her parents and grandparents either acting or behind the scenes. Her working life has been spent in England and Ireland as an actor, director, and playwright. She currently lives in Wales.