THE SEYMOUR AGENCY - Making Your Literary Dream a Reality
Meet Our Clients
 
Our authors are among the most talented in the industry. It would be our pleasure to introduce you to them.
 
The Seymour Agency has sold HUNDREDS of books since its founding in 1992. We currently represent over sixty clients. A few of them and their projects are listed below.
Refer to our Literary Sales pages on Publishers Marketplace or search for a listing of recent sales. 
 
Non-Fiction Authors:
 
  • Betty Alt, author of Black Soldiers/White Wars
  • James Davis – Why Me? And why that’s the wrong question: A Godly View of Suffering
  • Shayne Hayes – The End of Unbelief
  • Kenneth Ortiz – Redefined: Discovering and Celebrating What God Really Thinks of You
  • Terry Powell – Serve Strong: Biblical Encouragement to Sustain God’s Servants
  • Carl Prude – Anchored Light: Understanding and Overcoming the Five Deadliest Threats to Your Faith
  • Glenn  Sasscer -  Not Who I Want to Be
  • Jenny Lee Sulpizio – Connfessions of a Wonder Woman Wanabe
  • Phillip Weibe – Visions and Appearences of Jesus
  • Kimberly Wright – Believing Out Loud
  • Dann Stadler – Angels in the Fire
  • Jeff Gunning, author of The Smart Guide to Golf
  • Rene Bastarache Ph.D's Everything Self Hypnosis Book to Adams Media
  • Dina Bucholz, author of The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
  • Sandra Sandra Detrixhe, author of The Everything Quilting Book and The Everything Sewing Book
  • Dr. Jeffery Donley's German Practice Book with CD.
  • Dr. Jeffery Donley's History of the Bible.
  • Dr. Valentine Dmitriev's who has written special education books and also Smart Baby, Clever Child published by Adams Media
  • Dr. Hugh Gunnison who authors graduate level psychology text books
  • Brent Manley who has written several Bridge books, including Everything Bridge to Adams Media Corp.
  • Brent Manley's Everything Triathalon book to Adams Media.
  • Maryanne Raphael's What Mother Teresa Taught Me  Authorized by Mother Teresa! Presented by St. Anthony Messenger Press
  • Dr. Terry Powell's Bible study book.
  • Shelley Sabga's Everything Kids Spelling Book to Adams Media.
  • Ilyne Sandas book on Child Anxiety to Adams Media Corp
  • Mary Schaller's author of Papa Was A Boy in Grey published by Thomas Publications. Mary was authorized by the Daughters of the Confederacy to do an anthology of living daughters of Confederate soldiers.
 
 
 
***THIS AREA OF THE SITE STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION***
 
Published Authors:
 
Kathryn Albright
Kathryn Albright
Kathryn's dreams of becoming a published writer took root when she entered a national (Redbook) magazine contest and placed with her contemporary short story. When she sent The Light Keeper, her first completed full-length manuscript, to the 2005 Golden Heart Contest, it made the finals in the short historical category and was picked up by Harlequin Historicals for publication. The title? The Angel and the Outlaw. She has written three Harlequin Historical books since then. Kathryn helps judge several contests, including the Golden Heart and Rita. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and sons and is working on her next book. Connect with her at: www.kathrynalbright.com www.facebook.com/kathrynalbrightbooks https://twitter.com/KathrynAlbright
Kait Ballenger / Kaitlyn Schulz
Kait Ballenger / Kaitlyn Schulz
Kait Ballenger is a full-time paranormal romance author, wife, professional bellydancer, and soon-to-be-professor living in Central Florida. TWILIGHT HUNTER is the debut novel in her dark, sexy paranormal series, the Execution Underground, a series from Harlequin's single-title HQN line about an international network of elite hunters who fight to protect humanity from the supernatural. SHADOW HUNTER, a prequel novel to the series, is featured in the AFTER DARK anthology, alongside a novella by NYT and USA Today bestselling paranormal romance author, Gena Showalter. Kait writes dark paranormal romance with drool-worthy heroes and kickass heroines as Kait Ballenger, and sassy YA urban fantasy and NA under her maiden name, Kaitlyn Schulz. With a B.A in English from Stetson University, Kait earned an M.F.A in Creative Writing from Spalding University, where she studied dual genre in writing for young adults and screenwriting. When Kait’s not preoccupied with writing paranormal creepy-crawlies, she can be found spending time with her family or with her nose buried in a good book. She lives in Florida with her husband, their doggie-daughter Sookie (yes, like the heroine in Charlainne Harris’ books), and two mischievous kittens, Elliot and Olivia (yes, like the Law and Order characters), near the love and care of her supportive family. Kait believes anything is possible with hard work and dedication. One day, she will be a bestselling author and have people name their pets after her characters too. Kait's books are currently available in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Find Kait at www.kaitballenger.com
Pepper Basham
Pepper Basham
Pepper Basham writes romance peppered with grace and humor. She's a native of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a mom of five, a speech-language pathologist, and a lover of chocolate. She writes a variety of genres, but enjoys sprinkling her native culture of Appalachia in them all. She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she works with kids with special needs, searches for unique hats to impress her friends, and plots new ways to annoy her wonderful friends at her writing blog, The Writer's Alley. She is represented by Julie Gwinn.
Macy Beckett
Macy Beckett
Macy Beckett writes hot and humorous small-town romance for Penguin Random House and Sourcebooks. Additionally, she pens YA sci-fi romance for Disney-Hyperion, under the name Melissa Landers. She lives in the appropriately-named town of Loveland, Ohio with her husband and three children.
Jennifer Beckstrand
Jennifer Beckstrand
Jennifer Beckstrand is the bestselling Amish romance author of The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series for Kensington Books. Huckleberry Summer was nominated for the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award and the 2015 RITA® Award, and Huckleberry Hill won the 2014 LIME Award for Inspirational fiction. Both Huckleberry Hill and Huckleberry Christmas appeared in Examiner.com list of top ten inspirational books for 2014. Jennifer has always been drawn to the strong faith and the enduring family ties of the Plain people and loves writing about the antics of Anna and Felty Helmuth. Jennifer has a degree in mathematics and a background in editing. She and her husband have been married for thirty years, and she has four daughters, two sons, and four adorable grandchildren, whom she spoils rotten.
Barbara Blais
Barbara Blais
Barbara Blais is an Inspirational Christian Writer who adores God. Barbara grew up in an Agnostic household, and only began attending church in 2009. Fired from her job, and stressed about finances, and her father’s recent death, she began experiencing God’s love for her by a series of personal revelations from Him. Trying to become closer to God, Barbara realized that she did not know how to pray to Him. She asked God for His help, and soon after He gave her the gift of composing peaceful prayers. Barbara’s life gradually became much, more fulfilling, and peaceful, as she persistently said her prayers, day after day. Barbara has a doctorate in Psychology. Prior to becoming an Inspirational Christian Writer, she worked as an assistant professor at Rice University, and as a business consultant. She lives in Virginia with her husband Paul, and their two, small dogs. Barbara has written a book describing how God lovingly transformed her life, and the 9, peaceful prayers that she wrote. You can follow Barbara’s Blog at www.barbarablais.com God Loves You More, than You Can Possibly Imagine. 
Karna Small Bodman
Karna Small Bodman
Karna Small Bodman is the author of four published thrillers and a short story. She began her career as a television news anchor and reporter in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. She also did political commentary for the ABC network in New York. When Ronald Reagan was elected President, he named Karna as his Deputy Press Secretary. Later, she switched to foreign policy issues and became Senior Director and Spokesman for the National Security Council. When she left to join the private sector as Senior Vice President of a Public Affairs firm, she was the highest ranking woman on The White House staff. Now she is writing novels that have hit “#1 in Thrillers” on Amazon and won several awards. Each one focuses on a different contemporary threat to our national security. After publication, certain aspects of each story have come true. (Some say they are prescient, others say they’re frightening). When her books were shown on The Today Show, they commented, “Instead of calling these novels ‘fiction,’ perhaps we should call them ‘faction’.” In addition to thrillers, she is writing a romantic suspense series featuring characters in The White House, on Capitol Hill as well as the campaign trail. On extensive book tours, Karna has given over 300 speeches around the country to conventions, corporate meetings, civic groups, book clubs and libraries and has been a guest on some 70 radio and TV shows. Her website is: www.karnabodman.com. She is married to Richard S. Bodman. They maintain homes in Naples, FL, Washington, DC and Rancho Santa Fe, CA.
Andrea Boeshaar
Andrea Boeshaar
Andrea Boeshaar has been married for nearly 40 years. She and her husband have 3 wonderful sons, 1 beautiful daughter-in-law, and 5 precious grandchildren. Andrea’s publishing career began in 1994 when her first novel was released by Heartsong Presents (Barbour Publishing). She went on to write numerous romances for the book club and was voted one of the line’s “Favorite Authors” several times over. Over the years, Andrea has written books for such publishers as Summerside Press, Guideposts, Charisma House/Realms, and Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. Andrea’s latest novel—her 30th book—is titled A Thousand Shall Fall. Set in 1864 during the American Civil War. Through the efforts of the Seymour Agency, it is contracted with Kregel Publications and will be released in late 2015. Having a heart for other writers, Andrea cofounded ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) in 2000 with author Lynn Coleman. Andrea served on the organization’s advisory board for a number of years. Although no longer in leadership, she maintains her membership in the organization and her local ACFW-WISE chapter. In 2007, Andrea earned her certification in Christian life coaching. Now she is the purveyor of The Writer’s ER, a coaching & editing service for writers. Recognizing one of her client’s gifts and potential, Andrea wrote a novella with debut author Christina Linstrot Miller called One Way to the Altar (Convenient Brides Collection). Through the efforts of the Seymour Agency, it was contracted with Barbour Publishing and will be released in July 2015. For more about Andrea, a complete listing of her books, and information about her business, log onto: www.andreaboeshaar.com
Felicia Bowen Bridges
Felicia Bowen Bridges
Felicia Bridges began writing as an Army BRAT learning to enjoy life overseas. Her nomadic childhood created a passion for missions and travel that permeates her writing. She is a contributing author for Then Along Came an Angel: Messengers of Deliverance and God's Provision in Tough Times, a finalist for the 2014 Selah Awards. Serving in ministry for over twenty years alongside her husband and the mother of four children, Felicia's vision is to inspire the next generation to carry the gospel to all nations. Her blog, www.AdventuresThatInspireAction.wordpress.com, focuses on living on mission wherever life's adventure leads.
Jake Brown
Jake Brown
Music biographer Jake Brown has written 30 published books in his decade-long career, including 14 in his trademarked ‘In the Studio’ series, highlights of which include authorized collaborations with legendary female rock band Heart, metal pioneers Motorhead, late hip hop legend Tupac Shakur, and living guitar legend Joe Satriani (confidential, book not being published till mid-2012). He was also a co-author on late funk pioneer Rick James’ authorized memoir, and is currently co-writing founding Guns N’ Roses guitarist Tracii Guns’ authorized memoir, also due for publication in 2012. His broader catalog includes books on Tori Amos, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Biggie Smalls, Jay Z, R. Kelly, Tom Waits (due Fall, 2011), Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Rick Rubin, Jane’s Addiction, Death Row Records founder Suge Knight, Nikki Sixx, Prince, Lil Wayne, and a host of others. Brown has received major media coverage in USA Today, MTV, Billboard Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, Classic Rock Magazine among others, has been published by multiple publishers in North America and internationally in UK and broader Europe, Japan/the broader Pacific Rim, South America, the Former Soviet Bloc, etc. He has appeared as the featured biographer of record on Fuse TV’s ‘Live Through This’ series and Bloomberg TV’s ‘Game Changers’ series, and recently was nominated alongside Motorhead founder Lemmy Kilmister for the 2010 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards in the category of Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research
Julie Carobini
Julie Carobini
Julie Carobini is the award-winning author of the Chocolate Series, as well as the Otter Bay Novels: Sweet Waters, A Shore Thing, and Fade to Blue. She has won numerous awards from The National League of American Pen Women and ACFW, and RT Book Reviews says, "Carobini has a talent for creating characters that come alive." Julie lives with her family in California and loves all things coastal (except sharks). Visit her at: juliecarobini.com.
Kerri Carpenter
Kerri Carpenter
Award-winning romance author Kerri Carpenter began writing in her grandmother's kitchen when she was a little girl in a small town outside of Pittsburgh, PA. A life-long fan of reading, she got lost in the worlds of The Baby-sitters Club and Sweet Valley High. Once she turned to romance novels, she couldn't get enough of books with happy endings, so she started writing her own. Now, Kerri writes contemporary romances, usually set in small towns. She enjoys reading, cooking, watching movies, taking Zumba classes, rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams, and anything sparkly. Kerri lives in Northern Virginia with her adorable (and mischievous) rescued poodle mix, Harry. Visit Kerri at her website here: www.kerricarpenter.com. Like Kerri on Facebook so you can answer her Questions of the Day and view a plethora of adorable dog photos here: www.facebook.com/authorkerri. Retweet Kerri on Twitter, especially when she gets super into #TheWalkingDead on Sunday nights here: www.twitter.com/authorkerri.
Ashlyn Chase
Ashlyn Chase
Ashlyn Chase describes herself as an Almond Joy bar. A little nutty, a little flaky, but basically sweet, wanting only to give her readers a scrumptious, satisfying, reading experience. She holds a degree in behavioral sciences, worked as a psychiatric RN for several years and spent a few more years working for the American Red Cross where she still volunteers as an instructor. She credits her sense of humor to her former careers since comedy helped preserve whatever was left of her sanity. She is a multi-published, award-winning author of humorous erotic and paranormal romances, represented by the Seymour Agency. She lives in beautiful New Hampshire with her true-life hot, hero husband (who looks like Hugh Jackman if you squint,) and they’re owned by a spoiled brat cat. Where there’s fire, there’s Ash www.ashlynchase.com Check out my news, contest, videos and reviews. Join my facebook fan page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ashlyn-Chase/101303673285353 Chat with me: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ashlynsnewbestfriends/ …and I tweet as GoddessAsh. Let me sign your Kindle ebook at www.Kindlegraph.com
Samantha Chase
Samantha Chase
Contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40's to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well. Her second book, a holiday novella titled "The Christmas Cottage" hit #10 on Amazon's Best Seller List on Christmas Eve. It was a great Christmas gift! Watching the numbers rise and fall is a daily roller coaster ride but definitely an exciting one! And coming February 25th, she will be releasing the follow up novella - "Ever After". When she's not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, blogging, playing way too many games of Scrabble on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 23 years and their two sons in North Carolina.
Marisa Cleveland
Marisa Cleveland
NYT and USA Today bestseller, Marisa Cleveland loves to laugh, hates to cry, and does both often. As a writer, she writes. Every day. If she couldn’t express herself through writing, music, and dance, she would die. She believes romance novels are the perfect “how to” books, because no matter the obstacles, the characters keep working toward their happily ever after. She loves to connect with writers and readers through social media. Instagram: @thereisnobox Twitter: @marisacleveland Facebook: www.facebook.com/marisacleveland00 Website: http://www.marisacleveland.com/
Carey Corp
Carey Corp
NYT and USA Today bestseller, Carey Corp lives in the metropolitan Midwest with her loveable, yet out-of-control, family. Between high school and college, she toured for 5 ½ years as part of an interdenominational Christian theater company, ministering in seven different countries. Carey wrote her first book at the age of seven. Writing both literary fiction and stories for young adults, she begins each morning consuming copious amounts of coffee while weaving stories that capture her exhaustive imagination. She harbors a voracious passion (in no consistent order) for mohawks, Italy, musical theater, chocolate, and Jane Austen. Carey’s debut novel for teens, The Halo Chronicles: The Guardian, earned her national recognition as 2010 Golden Heart finalist for best young adult fiction. It is available in print and eBook, and was recently featured at the 2012 RT Booklovers Convention in Chicago in YA Alley, where Carey signed with Melissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong, Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia, Ally Carter, Veronica Roth, Cinda Williams Chima, Melissa de la Cruz and other bestselling YA authors. When Carey is not writing or indulging her corporate alter ego at Procter & Gamble, she can be found worshipping at Crossroads Church. DOON, a YA reimagining of the classic musical Brigadoon, co-written with Lorie Langdon, releases from Zondervan in 2013. Visit her at www.careycorp.com. facebook.com/authorcareycorp twitter.com/careycorp careycorp.blogspot.com goodreads.com/careycorp
Jen J Danna
Jen J Danna
An avid writer during her teen years, Jen stepped away from the keyboard as she earned a degree in biology and started a scientific career, all while raising a family. But as her children grew and became more independent, Jen's love for writing came back with a vengeance. Early on in her writing career, Jen paired with Ann Vanderlaan and the two began a fruitful writing partnership. Ann intended to be a mathematical psychologist, but got sidetracked in graduate school while raising her son and getting a degree in neurophysiology/neuropsychology. Through various career transitions, she mastered systems physiology, metrology (the science of measurement), deception detection and behaviometrics. As a writing team, Jen and Ann write two series: the Abbott and Lowell Forensic Mysteries—suspenseful mysteries with a smart, scientific edge, and the FBI K-9 Mysteries—a new thriller series under the pseudonym Sara Driscoll starting with LONE WOLF in November of 2016 starring FBI K-9 handler Meg Jennings and her search-and-rescue black lab Hawk. Jen lives near Toronto with her husband and two daughters and works in infectious diseases at a cutting edge Canadian university. Ann lives in central Texas with five rescued pit bulls, including Kane, now a certified therapy dog. She also trains with Kane for competitive nose work. You can follow all the latest news on both series at http://www.jenjdanna.com.
Jim Davis
Jim Davis
I’ve written Bible Studies for years, for use in our own church or small groups. A project on suffering peaked my interest and grew, and grew some more. It became a book, my first, and it’s scheduled for publication in early 2014 from Leafwood Publishers. Why Me? (And Why That’s the Wrong Question) is about the questions people ask about suffering. I started a personal study in the hope of providing answers to hurting class members, looking for answers to the questions we usually ask when we hurt. Instead of finding answers, though, I became convinced that our energy is better directed toward a different set of questions, questions that focus on God and his glory. My book is the result of that study. I am a constitutional attorney in Birmingham, Alabama, where I live with Sonya, my wife of 22 years, and our teenage son Tully. I blog about writing and teaching Bible studies at http://tavbiblestudies.wordpress.com, but soon my blog will be located at http://JimDavisBooks.com.
Gina Detwiler
Gina Detwiler
Gina Detwiler was planning to be a teacher but switched to writing so she wouldn’t have to get up so early in the morning. She’s written a couple of books in various genres (Avalon and Hammer of God, under the name Gina Miani) and dramas published by Lillenas and DramaMinistry, but she prefers writing (and reading) books for young people. She lives in Buffalo, New York, where it snows a lot, with her husband and three beautiful daughters. She is honored and grateful to be able to work with Priscilla Shirer on The Prince Warriors. Releasing April 2016
Valentine Dmitriev
Valentine Dmitriev
Valentine Dmitriev has a Ph.D. in Early Childhood Special Education and is the published author of three novels and seven books, as well as numerous professional papers and articles, on parenting and child development. A pioneer in infant learning and early intervention, Dmitriev was the founder and past coordinator of the Model Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities at the University of Washington Experimental Unit in Seattle, Washington. In addition to her work at the university, Valentine Dmitriev served as a lecturer and consultant to public schools, developmental centers and university educational programs in over forty cities in the United States. She has also given lectures and workshops in eleven foreign countries, including Australia, England, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Russia and Spain. A widow and the mother of two sons and a daughter Dr. Dmitriev resides in a retirement community near Hackettstown, New Jersey.
Jennifer Dornbush
Jennifer Dornbush
I have been a storyteller since I was a child. I started writing professionally during the summer after my freshman year of college when I landed my first paid journalism gig. My debut article was about a local boy who drowned in a nearby lake. Little did I know then, this was the humble start for my love of crime-writing. Well... that and the fact that I grew up around death investigation. My father was the county Medical Examiner and kept his office in our home. I went back to school and completed over 360 hours of CSI training. I wouldn't dare call myself a forensic professional; but it's definitely a serious hobby. As a result, my first non-fiction book, Forensic Speak [working title], hit the shelves in 2013 via Michael Wiese Publishing. Since that first macabre article for my hometown paper, I've published more than 100 articles, written short films and documentaries, penned a children's book, and scribed a dozen film and TV scripts. Recently, I've been invited with my co-writers into Humanitas' New Voices Program where we'll be developing our half-hour comedy pilot, Home Bodies. My family feature script, Mulberry Lane is optioned with Fools Errand Films and placed in the top ten percent out of 5800 entries at the Austin Screenplay Competition 2011. In the same competition, my TV drama pilot, The Coroner's Daughter, also placed in the top ten percent. Before that I was a semi-finalist in NBC's Writers on the Verge with a one-hour procedural spec. When not writing, you'll find me in the college classroom teaching screenwriting or rhetoric. I also host workshops and seminars on forensics and crime writing.
Scarlett Dunn
Scarlett Dunn
Scarlett Dunn lives in Kentucky surrounded by all manner of wildlife, and enjoys long "God walks" where most inspiration strikes. Possessing an adventurous spirit, and a love of history, particularly the pioneers of the West, she has a special place in her heart for all cowboys, past and present. Readers can visit her website: www.scarlettdunn.com.
Mary Ellis
Mary Ellis
Mary Ellis grew up near the Amish and fell in love with them. She has now written ten bestselling novels set in their communities. When not writing, she enjoys gardening, bicycling, and swimming. Before "retiring" to write full-time, Mary taught school and worked as a sales rep for Hershey Chocolate. Living in Harmony, book one of her current series won the 2012 Lime Award for Excellence in Amish Fiction. Her last release, Love Comes to Paradise has been nominated for a 2013 Lime Award from The Christian Manifesto. Her debut Christian book, A Widow's Hope, was a finalist for the 2010 ACFW Carol Awards. She is currently working on a three-book historical romance series set during the Civil War. A Heart Divided releases January 1st, 2014. She can be found on the web at: www.maryellis.net blog: www.maryeellis.wordpress.com https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Mary-Ellis/126995058236
Danielle Ellison
Danielle Ellison
Danielle Ellison is from a small town in West Virginia. She spent her childhood pretending to fly, talking to imaginary friends, and telling stories. She hasn’t changed much since then. You can still find her pretending to work, talking to imaginary characters, and writing stories. When she's not writing, Danielle is probably drinking coffee, fighting her nomadic urges, watching too much TV, or dreaming of the day when she can be British. She is the author of five upcoming novels and you can find her on twitter @DanielleEWrites.
Pamela Ewen
Pamela Ewen
After practicing law for twenty-five years in Houston, Texas, Pamela Binnings Ewen exchanged her partnership in the law firm of BakerBotts, L.L.P. for a full time writing career. She now lives in Mandeville, Louisiana. Her most recent novel Chasing the Wind, published by B&H Publishing Group in Nashville, was released on August 1, 2012 Pamela is the author of five books published by B&H Publishing Group, including Faith on Trial (a non-fiction book of apologetics in 1999), and the novels Walk Back the Cat, recently re-released in 2010 with a new title as Secret of the Shroud in connection with a rare public exhibition of the Shroud in Turin, Italy, The Moon in the Mango Tree, (2008) ( a 2009 Christy Award Finalist), Dancing on Glass (2011) ( a 2012 Christy Award Finalist, and winner of a Single Titles Reviewers Choice Award. )The Moon in the Mango Tree was also recently honored as winner of the 2012 Eudora Welty Memorial Award given by the National League of American Pen Women in their Biennial Celebration. Pamela’s fiction writing grows out of her faith journey which eventually resulted in her non-fiction book of apologetics, Faith on Trial , published by B&H in 1999. Although written for non-lawyers, together with Lee Strobel’s A Case for Christ, Faith On Trial was chosen as a text for a course on law and religion at Yale Law School in the spring of 2000. Pamela is also featured in the film Jesus:Fact or Fiction produced by Campus Crusade for Christ. An updated second edition of Faith on Trial containing a new study guide is scheduled for release by B&H in the fall of 2013. While practicing law Pamela served on the board of directors of Inprint, Inc., a non-profit organization supporting the literary arts in Houston, Texas. Pamela has also served on the board of directors of the New Orleans Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society and she is currently a member of the Board of Directors of The Tennessee Williams Festival in New Orleans. In 2007 she co-founded the Northshore Literary Society. Pamela received the St. Tammany Parish President’s Arts Award as Literary Artist of the Year in 2009. Visit her at www.pamelaewen.com
Kim Falconer
Kim Falconer
Bio Kim Falconer is a bestselling speculative fiction author with seven novels out through HarperVoyager Australia. Her work is described as contemporary and ancient, dark and uplifting, shocking and enlightening. Originally from California, she lives in on the far eastern coast of Australia with two gorgeous black cats. Along with her author websites, she runs Good Vibe Astrology, trains with a sword and is completing a Masters Degree. As an eternal student, she has studied everything from Jungian psychology to quantum physics theory and marine biology to socio-technology and web design. Her favorite pastimes, besides daydreaming, include meditation, organic gardening and weight training. Her novel writing is done in the early hours of the morning. Currently she's working on additional books in the Amassia series. Her latest release, Blood and Water, will debut in the Supernatural Underground - Vampires Gone Wild, HarperCollins Avon Inspire anthology with NY Times bestselling authors Kerrilyn Sparks and Pamela Palmer. Find Kim at: Author Website http://www.kimfalconer.com Facebook http://www.facebook.com/kimfalconerfans Twitter: https://twitter.com/KimFalconer
Amanda Flower
Amanda Flower
Amanda Flower, an Agatha-nominated mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. Her debut mystery, Maid of Murder, was an Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel. She writes the Appleseed Creek Mystery Series for B&H and the India Hayes Mystery Series for Five Star. She also writes mysteries as Isabella Alan for NAL. In addition to being an author, Amanda is an academic librarian for a small college near Cleveland. Visit her online at www.amandaflower.com and www.isabellaalan.com.
Cole Gibsen
Cole Gibsen
When Cole was seventeen, she was kicked out of her house and spent her nights in the backseat of her beat-up Volkswagen Jetta. The only things that got her through the nights she spent parked in truck stops and cornfields were the stacks of books she checked out from the library and her trusty flashlight. The escape these books provided from her homelessness was enough to make Cole vow to become a writer so she could provide the same escape to anyone looking to break free from the reality of their lives. Cole is the author of the young adult KATANA series. She lives in the St. Louis metro area with her husband, daughter, and three dogs. Find her on Twitter – www.twitter.com/colegibsen Find her on Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/cole.gibsen www.colegibsen.com
Rachel J. Good
Rachel J. Good
Rachel J. Good is the author of the Amish series Sisters and Friends (Charisma House/Realms). The series begins with three novels about the Esh sisters - Change of Heart, Buried Secrets, and Gift from Heaven. A former teacher and librarian, she has written over 2,200 articles for magazines and educational databases as well as more than twenty books for children and teens as Laurie J. Edwards. To find out more about Rachel and her latest releases, visit her at her website www.racheljgood.com.
Emily Goodwin
Emily Goodwin
Emily Goodwin is the author of the twice banned dark romance, STAY, as well as over a dozen other titles. Emily writes all types of romance, from love stories set in the zombie apocalypse to contemporary romances taking place on a western horse ranch. Emily lives in Indiana with her husband, children, and many pets, including a German Shepherd named Vader. When she isn't writing, Emily can be found riding her horses, designing and making costumes, and sitting outside with a good book. www.emilygoodwinbooks.com facebook.com/emilygoodwinbooks
Jacquie Greenfield
Jacquie Greenfield
Since beginning her writing career in January of 2000, Jacquie Greenfield has been a member of Romance Writers of America and the local RWA chapter, Heartland of Iowa Fiction Authors. She has three contemporary single-title western romances published in Hardcover by Five Star Publishing and has received several top reviews. Her manuscripts have placed in several national writing contests including first and third place in the Single-Title Contemporary Romance Category at the Mid-America Romance Authors Fiction from the Heartland Contest, Honorable Mention at the Colorado Romance Writers Heart of the Rockies Contest, third place in the Wisconsin Romance Writers of America Fabulous Five Contest, and third place in the Toronto Romance Writers Original Golden Opportunity Contest. Visit her website at www.jacquiegreenfield.com.
Jeff Gunning
Jeff Gunning
Jeff is a PGA Pro. In his first golf clinic booklet (1983) “Golf Is Easy As 1-2-3,” Jeff reveals the key physical swing positions and playing skills of golf greatest players. Its effectiveness is most evident in the productivity, longevity and successes of his students, as mentioned in his most recent writings. Since that first booklet, Jeff has published informative and entertaining articles for PGA Magazine, contributed to instructional newspaper articles, and is currently developing “Re-Tales”, an entertaining and informative book about the retail and service aspect of the golf industry. He currently lives in sunny, Southwest Florida, where he teaches and plays golf. His first major sale, "The Smart Guide to Golf," is slated for release in 2011.
Lynnette Hallberg
Lynnette Hallberg
The luxury of staying home when the weather turns nasty, of working in PJs and bare feet, and the fact that daydreaming is not only permissible but encouraged, are a few of the reasons middle school teacher Lynnette Hallberg gave up the classroom to write full-time. Lynnette grew up in Pennsylvania’s Alleghany Mountains, moved to Upstate New York, then to the Rockies in Wyoming. Presently she and her husband divide their time between Southwest Florida’s beaches and Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. A finalist in RWA's Golden Heart Contest, PASIC's Book of Your Heart Contest, and Georgia Romance Writers' Maggie Contest, she’s published five books as Lynnette Hallberg. She’s currently writing as Lynnette Austin for Grand Central Publishing. Somebody Like You, Nearest Thing to Heaven, and Can’t Stop Lovin’ You are the first three books in her Maverick Junction series, contemporary romances set in Texas. Visit Lynnette at www.authorlynnetteaustin.com.
Marianne Harden
Marianne Harden
Marianne Harden loves a good laugh. So much so, she cannot stop humor from spilling into her books. She’s rarely at a loss for words, which is helpful for a writer, and it would be silly to say she didn't fidget her way through school dreaming of faraway lands. Over the years, she has backpacked through the wilds of Australia, explored the exotics of Asia, soaked up the sun in the Caribbean, and delighted in the historic riches of Europe. Her goals in life are simple: do more good than harm and someday master the do-not-mess-with-me look. She divides her time between Switzerland and Washington State where she lives with her husband and two children. ~MALICIOUS MISCHIEF~ Available October 2013 Entangled Publishing
Kathy Harris
Kathy Harris
Kathy Harris is an author by way of a divine detour into the Nashville entertainment business. She graduated with a B.S. in Communications from Southern Illinois University and has spent the past two decades employed as a marketing director in the Nashville music industry. Abingdon Press released her fiction debut, The Road to Mercy, in September 2012. Kathy regularly interviews literary and music guests on her blog at www.DivineDetour.com. You can visit her author site at www.KathyHarrisBooks.com.
Yvonne Harris
Yvonne Harris
Yvonne Harris earned a BS in Education from the University of Hartford and has taught throughout New England and the mid-Atlantic. Unofficially retired from teaching, she teaches writing at Burlington County College in southern New Jersey, where she resides. She is a three-time finalist for the Golden Heart, once for The Vigilante’s Bride, which is her debut novel. Yvonne writes for Bethany House.
Joyce Henderson
Joyce Henderson
Joyce Henderson was born in Central Texas (where she sets her Native American Romances). Her mother took her to Southern California (settings for her Turn of the Century Americana Romances) when she was three years old. She met her ever-lovin' at age 14, announced she would marry him someday and did…when she was seventeen. Besides wife, mother, chief cook and bottle washer, Joyce wore several career hats, bookkeeper, manager in a worldwide cosmetics firm, vice president and treasurer of a consulting firm. For many years she farmed avocados and citrus, and owned horses. She began learning how to write romance fiction in 1984. After joining Romance Writers of America, Inc. in 1989, and in 1990, she helped charter Southwest Florida Romance Writers, Inc. She's also a member Novelists, Inc., and she still mentors many writers. She judges for many writing contests offered to members of RWA. In the early 90s, after earning a certificate from Newspaper Institute of America, Joyce detoured into non-fiction writing for a few years. She wrote straight news, human interest stories, and her editorial column, "It Ain't Necessarily So," was well received by readers. Joyce returned to romance writing and has taken the advice given to authors to "write what she knows," to write about a few of those "career hats" she wore. Farming and horses are a significant part of her stories, and she relishes history, Stubborn to a fault (she’s not a Capricorn for nothing!), Joyce wrote for 20 years prior to selling her first book in 2004. Her books have finalled in the National Reader’s Choice Award and the Maggie, prestigious recognition in the world of Romance writing, and several other contests offered by chapters across the country. Married since dirt was still a rock, she and her husband now live in Northern California and have three children. Including “step-grands,” they have nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Joyce loves to hear from her readers: joyce.author@gmail.com Learn more about Joyce and her books at her website: www.joycehendersonauthor.com
Loree Huebner
Loree Huebner
Loree has had a love affair with American history all of her life. She writes historical fiction and inspirational historical romance. She adores the Civil War era. She shares this passion for history and writing along with her husband, Eric J. Huebner. Loree Huebner and Eric J. Huebner are published in the Indiana Historical Society's Spring 2011 issue/June 2011 - of the IHS's quarterly magazine, Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History. Their ten page Civil War article is titled, Among The Bravest Of The Brave, The Battle History Of The 9th Indiana. Loree and her husband have made the Civil War period a personal study and hobby. They are both living historians and serve as Union Civil War re-enactors with the 9th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Company E, and the 21st Indiana Light Artillery. Loree is an active member of the ACFW, the ACFW Indiana Chapter, and the RWA. She is also the proud mom of three awesome kids. She resides in Indiana with her husband. Loree Huebner Writing romance with one foot in the past... Blog: loreehuebner.blogspot.com on Twitter @LoreeHuebner https://www.facebook.com/LoreeHuebnerAuthor
Kelly Irvin
Kelly Irvin
Former journalist and public relations professional Kelly Irvin made her debut as a published novelist in 2010 with A Deadly Wilderness from Five Star Gale Publishing. The novel was deemed “a solid romantic suspense debut,” by Publishers Weekly. The sequel, No Child of Mine, will hit the streets in September 2011. Kelly recently signed a contract with Harvest House Publishing for two Amish romances. She and her husband, two children, three cats and a couple of dozen fish make their home in San Antonio , Texas . For a sample of Kelly’s work, check out her web site at http://www.kellyirvin.com.
Josi Kilpack
Josi Kilpack
Josi is the author of twenty-five novels, one cookbook, and a participant in several co-authors projects and anthologies. She is a two time Whitney award winner (Sheep’s Clothing, 2007, Wedding Cake, 2014) and the Utah Best in State winner for fiction in 2012. She and her husband, Lee, are the parents of four children and work together as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) with the Guardian ad Litem’s office of Northern Utah.
Lorie Langdon
Lorie Langdon
Lorie Langdon has wanted to write her own novels since she was a wee girl reading every Judy Blume book she could get her hands on. A few years ago, she left her thriving corporate career to satisfy the voices in her head. Now as a full-time author and stay-at-home mom, she spends her summers editing poolside while dodging automatic water-gun fire, and the rest of the year tucked into her cozy office, Havanese puppy by her side, working to translate her effusive imagination into the written word. Lorie is one of the authors of the Amazon best-selling DOON series, a YA reimagining of Brigadoon!, and her first solo novel, GILT HOLLOW will release August 2016 published by Blink/HarperCollins.
Lauren Layne
Lauren Layne
Lauren Layne writes contemporary romance for Grand Central Publishing (Forever) and Random House (Loveswept), as well as new adult for Random House's Flirt line. Lauren graduated from Santa Clara University with B.S. in Political Science that she has yet to put to good use. After dabbling in an e-commerce career, she decided to quit talking about writing and actually do it. A recovering city-girl, Lauren currently resides in the suburbs of the Pacific Northwest with her husband and poorly-behaved dog. website: www.laurenlayne.com twitter: @_laurenlayne facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LaurenLayneAuthor
Liana LeFey
Liana LeFey
Liana delights in crafting incendiary tales to capture the heart and ensnare the senses, taking the reader out of the now and into another world. Whether diving into the past, leaping into the future or into another realm entirely, she relishes writing deep emotional journeys and passionate romance. The splendor of the Georgian period (1714-1837) provides a lush, glittering backdrop for her sizzling historical romances. Between the pages of her early Georgian pieces are sensuous lovers, lavish royal courts, and deadly intrigues. Her Regencies look back to an era of refined manners and strict propriety, while revealing the secret, wicked desires of its elegant ladies and courtly gentlemen. In her sci-fi romances, love transcends all boundaries and spans a future of endless possibility based on what we’re learning about our universe today. Her fantasy romances take the reader on a quest through realms both familiar and unknown, with characters and creatures from myth and folklore, and of course include powerful magic paired with that most potent of all enchantments: love. Liana lives in Central Texas with her dashing hero/husband of nearly twenty years and their beautiful daughter. She’s also privileged to serve one spoiled-rotten feline overlord. Her vices are books, chocolate, and anything involving the words “salted caramel.” Fed on bedtime stories from authors like Tolkien, Baum, and Herbert, she became a language-loving, book-gobbling monster at the age of four and has yet to be sated. Having devoured her first romance novel at fourteen (it was delicious), she’s now thrilled to be writing romance for her fellow enthusiasts.
Jessica Lemmon
Jessica Lemmon
Jessica Lemmon has always been a dreamer. At some point, she decided head-in-the-clouds thinking was childish, went out, and got herself a job . . . and then she got another one because that one was lousy. And when that one stopped being fulfilling, she went out and got another . . . and another. Soon it became apparent she'd only be truly happy doing what she loved. And since "eating potato chips" isn't a viable career, she opted to become a writer. With fire in her heart, she dusted off a book she'd started years prior, finished it, and submitted it. It may have been the worst book ever, but it didn't stop her from writing another one. Now she has several books finished, several more started, and even more marinating in her brain (which currently resides in the clouds, thankyouverymuch), and she couldn't be happier. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want. (While eating potato chips.) Jessica is a former meat-eater, writer, artist, dreamer, wife, and den mother to two dogs. She loves to hear from readers. Contact her at www.jessicalemmon.com or on Twitter @lemmony.
Amy Lillard
Amy Lillard
Amy loves nothing more than a good book. Except for her family…and maybe homemade tacos…and shoes. But reading and writing are definitely high on the list. Fun and contemporary or influenced by the simplicity of the Amish way of life, Amy’s novels are true love stories with a guaranteed happy ending. Born and bred in Mississippi, Amy is a transplanted Southern Belle who now lives in Oklahoma with her deputy husband, their genius son, a spoiled cat, and one very hyper beagle. When she's not creating quirky characters and happy endings, she enjoys going to little league baseball games and boy scout meetings. She also loves gardening, cross stitching, and generally anything that can get her out of housework. Amy is a member of RWA and an award winning author. You can reach her at amylillard@sbcglobal.net.
Tamara Mataya
Tamara Mataya
NYT and USA Today bestseller, Tamara Mataya is currently a librarian; she lurked there for so long recommending books to patrons and shushing people, that she suspects they only hired her so it would be less creepy. Now she’s armed with a name tag, and a thin veneer of credibility. She’s also a musician with synaesthesia – which isn't an issue until someone plays a wrong note, which makes her want to squirm inside out. It makes for a good live show. Her sexy novel, The Best Laid Plans, debuts November 2013 from Swoon Romance. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18519674-the-best-laid-plans Find her on: Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/FeakySnucker Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TamaraMatayaAuthor Blog: http://www.feakysnucker.blogspot.ca
Caryl McAdoo
Caryl McAdoo
At Letot Elementary in northwest Dallas, Caryl McAdoo’s seventh grade teacher assigned an essay on ‘What will you be doing in 2000?’ Looking into the future, Caryl saw herself as an inter-galactically famous author, streaking from planet to planet signing books. That same year, her family moved to Irving where she met her husband Ron the summer before their junior year, married him quick as they graduated, birthed four children, and enjoyed life close to lots of family and friends. By the late ’80s, she and Ron had handwritten their first novel, a Biblical fiction titled IN THE BEGINNING which after many rejections, led them to the DFW Writers’ Workshop. They’d made all the beginner mistakes, but a few published authors took the McAdoos under their wings and mentored them. Six years later, the Republic of Texas Press published their first co-authored non-fiction ANTIQUING IN NORTH TEXAS followed the next year by GREAT FIREHOUSE COOKS OF TEXAS. Attending weekly read and critique sessions, they averaged publishing a title a year from four presses: the two non-fiction, four novels, and three mid-grade chapter books. After only one year of empty-nesting, God blessed the couple with a new ready-made family—four grandsons, ages six, four, three, and newborn—and writing took a back seat. Well, actually it got stuffed in the trunk until 2008 when she and Ron followed the Lord’s leading to Red River County in far Northeast Texas. They soon founded the Red River Writers’ Workshop and resumed their passion for writing. Before long, they joined the North East Texas Writers’ Organization as well. In April, 2012, Caryl met Mary Sue Seymour at NETWO’s Spring Conference in Mt. Pleasant and wrote her first historical Christian romance set in the 1832 especially for the agent whose maiden name was remarkably McAdoo! Mary Sue offered representation in August and sold VOW UNBROKEN in October to Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. It debuts on March 4, 2014. Also known as Grami, Caryl has fourteen grandsugars and enjoys painting and gardening. A proclaimed psalmist, she’s dedicated to serving God, particularly through praise and worship; He frequently gives her new songs and she loves sharing them. Caryl believes all good things are from Him, and that her new books will minister His love, mercy, and grace to her readers. Her website is www.CarylMcAdoo.com, and she welcomes all visitors.
Heather McCorkle
Heather McCorkle
Heather McCorkle is an author from a small town in Oregon with Irish roots that often emerge in her paranormal, steampunk, and historical novels. Becoming a published author has been a life-long goal of hers that she knew she wanted since she was twelve. At that age, she wrote her first book and has been writing ever since. The path to where she is now has been wrought with detours and construction areas, but she stayed the course and finally partnered with the agent of her dreams. When Heather's not writing, editing, or designing book covers, she can be found on the slopes, the hiking trails, or in a kayak. As a native Oregonian, she enjoys the outdoors nearly as much as the worlds she creates on the pages. No need to travel to the Great Northwest though, you can find her on her many social networking sites, or on Twitter the first Monday night of every month at 6:00 pm PT hosting the #WritersRoad chat of which she is a co-creator.
Kate Meader
Kate Meader
Kate Meader writes sexy contemporary romance that serves up delicious food, to-die-for heroes, and heroines with a dash of sass. Originally from Ireland, she cut her romance reader teeth on Catherine Cookson and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Mills and Boons thrown in for variety. Her stories are set in her adopted home town of Chicago, a city made for food, romance, and laughter – and where she met her own sexy hero. She has a bachelor’s in law (useless), a master’s in history (not as useless), and another master’s in library and information science (yay, using). When not writing about men who cook and the women who drool over them, she works in an academic library. Feel the Heat, Book 1 in her Hot in the Kitchen series is now available, with Book 2, All Fired Up set for release in November 2013. For updates, excerpts, and giveaways, visit her website at http://katemeader.com.
Lisa Norato
Lisa Norato
Lisa Norato is published with two sweet romance novel releases from Five Star/Gale/Cengage. I Only Want to Be With You, received favorable reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Booklist, and Where Eagles Fly won the prestigious unpublished Maggie Award. Her next release, Prize of My Heart, coming from Bethany House in the Spring of 2012, is a historical inspirational novel set during New England ’s Federal period. A life-long New England resident, she currently works as a legal assistant specializing in corporate law. When not writing, she enjoys time spent with her dog, family and friends, television and especially British comedy and dramas. For more information, please visit Lisa at www.lisanorato.com
Annette O'Hare
Annette O'Hare
Annette O’Hare's debut novel Northern Light was published by Pelican Book Group. She is active in ministry, working in the AWANA program and as lead director and writer for the Word of Life Players drama group she formed at her church. Married to her husband, Dan for thirty years, the couple enjoys saltwater fishing on the Texas Gulf Coast and spending time with family. The O’Hare’s are proud parents of two Texas A&M graduates, one exceedingly imaginative high schooler and two rambunctious, loveable rescue dogs, Max and Jay.
Bobbie O' Keefe
Bobbie O' Keefe
Bobbie O'Keefe loves to read and was blessed with a rich imagination to boot. Even as a child growing up on the northern California coast, she couldn't resist making up plots and characters and interacting them. Then one adventurous day she actually took pencil to paper and put down some of that stuff that was taking up all that space in her head, read it back to herself and then thought, "Hmm." She now has one hardback to her credit and two more on the way, and she hopes she's not done. It's too much fun. She likes mystery, romance, adventure, and she writes with a light hand. Because humor abounds in real life, she believes it also belongs in fiction, regardless of the genre. Visit Bobbie at www.bobbieokeefe.com
Diane O'Key
Diane O'Key
Diane O’Key can’t ever remember not reading—or writing, for that matter. By the end of eighth grade, she’d written numerous poems and short stories and won an award for having read over 500 books between grades 1 through 8. Her lifelong love of storytelling, classical literature, and history—inspired by incredible and demanding teachers—propelled her into a 22-year secondary language arts teaching career, in which her students and colleagues immeasurably enriched her life...though one of her great points of pride—and greatest fears—is that they remember her as OCD about grammar, spelling, and syntax.... Married for almost 40 years, she and her better-half have one grown son and divide their time between we-love-winters-in Florida (though they’re there most of the year) and their beloved South Carolina Upstate lake home as often as they can get away. A member of SW Florida Romance Writers and RWA for seventeen years, she is a critique partner of two wonderful multi-published author. Diane writes medieval historical romance, contemporary romance, and romantic suspense. Writing as she does “in the mist,” without absolute direction or outlines, is both a challenge and a joy. She delights in those moments when the characters pop full-blown into her head, carrying on a conversation. As that pop is rarely the first chapter, however, the struggle begins to write from that point-first backward, then forward. Keeps her awake at night...and life interesting. Diane’s first novel in a historical series, CHERISH THE KNIGHT, releases from The Wild Rose Press in 2012.
Tess Oliver
Tess Oliver
Tess Oliver is a USA Today and NYT bestselling author of young adult, new adult and adult romances. She lives in southern California on a mini-suburban ranch with her husband, kids and a lot of adorable animals. She’s also a teacher with a Masters in curriculum and instruction. She loves any movie set in 19th century England, any book written by Jane Austen, any food containing chocolate and any song sung by Eddie Vedder. Her New Adult novel, FREEFALL is climbing the bestseller lists, and incorporates all awesome things that are Ink & Iron (tattoos, mixed martial arts, stock car driving). Check out what all the fuss is about! Visit her at: https://www.facebook.com/tessoliverauthor https://twitter.com/Tess_Oliver http://tessoliver.com/ http://tessoliverauthor.blogspot.com/ http://www.goodreads.com/tessoliver
Sally Orr
Sally Orr
As a child I dreamed of being a swashbuckler. I’d wear thigh-high boots, swing from the rigging over to the enemy’s ship with my cutlass in hand, and yell “Follow me lads.” Unfortunately, this field of study was not available on the California curriculum. Instead, I earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology/immunology and worked twenty-five years in academic research. Today I’m a debut author of Regency romance attempting to operate my right brain (it might be vestigial). I'm a hopeless gear-head, and my first car was the beguiling E-type. My current dreams include driving the Nürburgring in an F-type and hearing a Veyron in real life. I live with my husband in Southern California on a property filled with books, mid-century dishes, and old cars.
Darlene Panzera
Darlene Panzera
Darlene Panzera is a graduate of the Writer's Digest advanced novel writing school, The Christian Writer's Guild apprentice writing program, and a member of Romance Writer's of America's Greater Seattle and Peninsula chapters. She is the winner of the "Make Your Dreams Come True" contest sponsored by Avon Books, which led her novella, THE BET, to be published with Debbie Macomber's FAMILY AFFAIR released July 2012. The full length novel, retitled, BET YOU'LL MARRY ME, releases December 4, 2012. She is currently working on a 3 novella set for Avon Books, a division of HarperCollins, to be published March 2013 titled, THE CUPCAKE DIARIES. Born and raised in New Jersey, Darlene is now a resident of the Pacific Northwest where she lives with her husband and three children. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her family and her two horses, and loves camping, hiking, photography, and lazy days at the lake. Write to Darlene Panzera at : P.O. Box 1876 Belfair, WA 98528 Or visit her website: www.darlenepanzera.com
Karen Pashley
Karen Pashley
Karen Pashley writes and speaks with wit and candor about relevant, gut-wrenching topics people can relate to. In her fiction, she digs deep to create messy, flawed characters readers love to root for. Her novel Precious in His Sight has set off a rogue wave of discussion and promises to challenge and inspire readers to rethink their pre-conceived notions of "the perfect Christian life". A mother to four amazing young women, and grandmother to one perfect toddler, Karen lives with her husband and youngest daughter in Nashville, Tennessee, where they enjoy the rich culture, glorious landscapes, and the occasional celebrity sighting. Read more at http://www.karenpashley.com/
Jess Peacock
Jess Peacock
Jess Peacock is the author of Such a Dark Thing: Theology of the Vampire Narrative in Popular Culture ("Smart and insightful" – Fangoria) from Wipf and Stock Publishers, as well as the forthcoming Legacy of the Marsten House: Stephen King's 'salem's Lot as Resistance Literature from McFarland Press. He has contributed to Rue Morgue and Famous Monsters of Filmland, is currently the editor-in-chief of Street Speech, a social justice publication produced by the Columbus (OH) Coalition for the Homeless, and regularly writes on everything from religion to pro wrestling to the horror genre at Such a Dark Thing: The Blog. Among his academic distinctions, Peacock is the 2013 recipient of Methodist Theological School in Ohio's Ronald L. Williams Book Prize in Theology and Ethics, as well as The Matey Janata Freedwomen Award for his research and work in women's issues. His house is always decorated for Halloween and that is perfectly normal.
Terry Powell
Terry Powell
Terry grew up in a Christian home in rural western North Carolina. Being keenly aware of his sin and under conviction by God’s Spirit, he put his faith in Christ around the age of 10. He received a call from God to communicate His Word and serve Him vocationally after two years of college, which altered his plans to major in English and become a writer. He met his wife, Dolly, while majoring in Religion at Carson-Newman College in Tennessee. From there he attended Wheaton Graduate School, where he earned two degrees: a Masters in Communications, and a second in Christian Education. He served as a Christian writer and church staff member in Christian Education before taking M. Div classes at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois. In 1981, He was called to teach in Christian Education at CIU , before completing the M. Div. He earned his Ph.D in Educational Ministry from TEDS in 1993, and has served full time on the faculty of CIU since 1981. On two separate occasion,. Terry has served as part-time Director of Christian Education at Cornerstone Church (PCA) in Irmo (1991-95, and 2007-2011), where he has been a member since 1982. Terry is a licensed preacher in the Palmetto Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church In America. God’s grace has been especially evident in Terry’s life through repeated bouts of depression, particularly in the early 1990s and again in 2002—2005. When medical intervention has not worked, his faith in God’s character and God’s promises have sustained him, and he is still learning that God’s power is perfected in weakness (2 Cor 12:9). He has discovered the truth of what another depression- prone leader wrote years ago: “God gets from us most glory when we get from Him most grace” (Charles Spurgeon). In addition to his bride of almost 42 years, Terry has two grown sons, and one 21-month old grandson, plus and a 5-year old dachshund, Farley. His constant prayer is, “Lord, make me the person my dog thinks I am.” You can visit his website for free download of articles, devotionals, faith poems, and more: www.terrydpowell.com
Carl Edwin Prude Jr.
Carl Edwin Prude Jr.
Carl Prude Jr. is an author, speaker, Christian thought leader, and the former Senior Pastor. He writes with a passion for wholesome thinking, decisive action and principled-centered living for a growing audience that extends throughout the faith community and beyond. His writing and speaking helps his readers connect the dots between faith, family, career, community, and life. His latest book, “Anchored in Light,” releases September 10, 2014. It’s a no-holds-barred examination of the faith community, and addresses five of the deadliest threats to faith today, as well as the five key spiritual anchors needed to thrive in the twenty-first century. He is also the author of “How To Know When God Is Speaking To You,” and “The 10 Essential Traits od a Godly Man and a Godly Woman.” To contact Carl for speaking engagements, conferences or workshops, please go to http://carlprudejr.com/speakingmedia Carl attends and serves at The Rock Church & World Outreach Center in San Bernardino, CA. He lives with his family and his daughter's dog, Beethoven, in Southern California.
Stacie Ramey
Stacie Ramey
Stacie Ramey learned to read at a very early age to escape the endless tormenting from her older siblings. Where the Wild Things Are was her first favorite book and she swore she’d only marry a man who could prove he had rumpus in his heart. She attended the University of Florida where she majored in communication sciences and Penn State where she received a Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology. She also met her future husband at PSU, who surprised her one day with all of the stuffed Wild Things, proving his worth. She has worked for the last ten years in a local high school with children with disabilities. When she’s not working or writing, she engages in Netflix wars with her children or beats her husband in Scrabble, all while watching the Gators and Penn State Nittany Lions play. Go Gators. She lives in Florida with her husband, children, and rescue dogs. Her debut young adult novel THE SISTER PACT is due out November 2015 (Sourcebooks Fire). You can follow her on: https://www.facebook.com/stacie.ramey Twitter @stacieramey http://www.stacieramey.com/index.html
Maryanne Raphael
Maryanne Raphael
Maryanne Raphael is a freelance writer and non-fiction author. She worked beside Mother Teresa and with Missions of Charity for a number of years in Calcutta, South Africa, Mexico, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and the Bronx. In relating her own stories and experiences while working with Mother, Maryanne illustrates the life-changing potential of Mother's teachings and wisdom. Her novel, What Mother Teresa Taught Me, is more than a biography. It is an engaging primer on how to live a better Christian life.
Don Reid
Don Reid
Don is one of the original members of the Statler Brothers, the most award-winning act in the history of country music. Discovered in 1964 by Johnny Cash they were given their first record contract. Fast forward through a career in the music industry that lasted four decades, awarded them multiple Grammies and over 20 gold and platinum albums. Having songwriting and scriptwriting under his belt, the next obvious step was to write a book. And that book was the scripture-based Heroes and Outlaws of the Bible published in June of 2002 by New Leaf Press. Don’s second book, a humorous and nostalgic collection of virtual memories of a Southern Protestant boy, titled, Sunday Morning Memories, was followed by You Know It's Christmas When... and his fourth novel Random Memories centers on the Statler Brother's career. Visit him at www.donreid.net.
Ruth Reid
Ruth Reid
Ruth Reid's fascination with the Amish began twenty years ago when she skipped college classes to watch a barn-raising. Today, she’s still captivated by the simple ways of the Amish lifestyle, and in her debut novel, The Promise of an Angel, she begins the story with what started her curiosity with the Amish—a barn-raising. When Ruth is not writing, she is working as a hospital Pharmacist. She lives in Florida with her husband and three children. On a side note: Ruth's proud of her daughter, Lexie, who took the author photograph. Ruth Reid writes for Thomas Nelson.
Sarah Robinson
Sarah Robinson
Sarah Robinson is the Amazon Bestselling Author of the contemporary Rockstar romance series Sand & Clay, as well as the very popular romantic suspense thriller series, The Photographer Trilogy. All of her novels have reached Amazon’s Bestseller Rank in Crime, Crime, Thriller, Contemporary Romance, and/or Romantic Suspense. In regards to future publications, she is with the Seymour Literary Agency and has recently been contracted by Loveswept, a Random House Penguin imprint, to begin a new contemporary romance series in late 2015. Her writing often concentrates on the complexity of love in emotions, combining psychological complexities and human flaws to create very real characters that readers can relate with. Her work focuses on redemption and forgiveness, learning to build on what has been broken. Her characters are often in conflicting situations, leaving the reader to decide what is right and what is wrong. She uses her stories to hold a mirror up to the reader and ask them to see things they never knew, or had forgotten, about themselves. Sarah Robinson is a native of the Washington, DC area and has both her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in criminal psychology. She is newly married to a local police officer, Justin, who is just as much of an animal rescue enthusiasts as she is. Together, they own a zoo of rescues, as well as volunteering and fostering for multiple animal shelters. Contact Sarah: @BooksBy_Sarah booksbysarahrobinson.net
Cecy Robson
Cecy Robson
CECY ROBSON is the New Adult and Contemporary author of the Shattered Past series, the O’Brien Family novels, and the award winning author of the Weird Girls Urban Fantasy Romance series. A self-proclaimed professional napper, Cecy counts among her talents a jaw-dropping knowledge of useless trivia, the ability to make her hair big, and a knack for breaking into song, despite her family’s vehement protests. A full-time writer, registered nurse, wife, and mother living in the South, Cecy enjoys spending time with her family and silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories.
Lee Roland
Lee Roland
Lee Roland began her writing career in middle school when she wrote a short story for her brother. He turned the story in to his teacher as his own work. To his amazement and terror, the teacher was so impressed that she read it aloud to the class—and asked him to write another one. Lee notes that, other than motherhood, she’s never had an exciting job. She might have dreamed of being a lawyer, nurse or police officer, but finding the right person to share her life with changed her plans. Her only credentials for writing are many classes in craft, a terrific imagination, life experience and the love of words in a good story. She reads voraciously, but particularly loves Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Stephen King. Lee is a full-time writer and a member of RWA National and the Florida based First Coast Romance Writers. Before being published, Lee won many RWA Chapter contests and garnered a Golden Heart nomination in 2008 with her post apocalyptic novel, LILITH’S CHILD. Lee is the author of the Earth Witches series published by NAL, beginning with VIPER MOON in 2011. Visit her at www.leeroland.com
AJ Rompza
AJ Rompza
Star player for the UCF, AJ is an accomplished basketball player, author and community advocate. When he isn't traveling the world shooting hoops, you'll find him hosting basketball clinics for teens, raising money for local charities or guest speaking. Follow him on twitter @ajrompza or at www.ajrompza.com
D.R. Rosensteel
D.R. Rosensteel
practicing for his writing career while enrolled in a creative writing course in college. A huge Robert E. Howard fan, Doug’s first novel paid homage to Howard’s sword and sorcery style of storytelling. It failed miserably. So he made the next logical move and become a chemist. Fear of genetic mutation caused him to leave that field. Now he’s a management consultant living in a household of women. A wife, two teen daughters, and two cats. Both female. He brought a tomcat home once to even the odds. It died. Doug believes that the extreme estrogen level in his house contributes to his writing voice. And his hearing loss. After years of writing business articles for his clients, he turned back to fiction. A graduate of the Long Ridge Writer’s Group and the Institute of Children’s Literature, Doug began The Apotropaic as a homework assignment. The notion that thoughts could be turned into weapons with the right technology led to an underground Academy where students are trained in an ancient fighting form dubbed the Mental Arts. Doug’s high school experience of being an outcast befriended by outcasts led to the oddly shaped, politically imperfect cast. And the idea of repentance led to a Mental Weapon that can change a person in the most profound way. Check out The Psi Academy at www.psifighteracademy.com
Jaime Rush / Tina Wainscott
Jaime Rush / Tina Wainscott
Born and raised in sunny Southwest Florida, Jaime Rush is the pseudonym for bestselling author Tina Wainscott. Author of eighteen novels for St. Martin’s Press and Harlequin, her recent sales include the successful Offspring series. Missing the romance, relationship drama, and action of her favorite television shows, X-Files and Roswell, New York Times bestselling author Jaime Rush created her own mix in the Offspring series, from Avon Books. The Offspring: Sexy…dangerous…outcasts. They possess extraordinary abilities, and they're being hunted by the government. Together they must find the truth and fight an enemy out to destroy them. The first book in the series garnered a Reviewer's Choice Award from RT Book Reviews, and the most recent won three Top Picks. Drawing on her love of the supernatural—and sexy, powerful heroes, Jaime has crafted a new series, The Hidden. A place filled with dark magick, and the kinds of demons and monsters that haunt nightmares and fairy tales … and it’s right there, hidden behind the glamour and sunshine of Miami. Straddling the line between the normal world and the Hidden are Crescents, humans who hold a sliver of the essence of deities. Dragons, Angels, and magicians, Crescents walk the knife's edge, protecting both Mundanes and the existence of their magick, because to expose the Hidden means death. Never easy with bored and frustrated gods wreaking havoc on the humans they blame for tempting them. Or the other beings who bedevil. Or the dissention between the classes of Crescents. Their biggest challenge, though, is fighting the seductive lure of their magick, their bloodlust, and holding on to what makes them human. Look for THE HIDDEN in 2012 from Grand Central Publishing. You can find more information about this talented author at: www.jaimerush.com or www.tinawainscott.com. Author Website: www.jaimerush.com. GoodReads http://www.goodreads.com/JaimeRush Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jaimerushauthor Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jaimerush http://harpercollins.com/authors/35145/Jaime_Rush/index.aspx www.tinawainscott.com
Lynn Rush
Lynn Rush
New York Times & USA Today best-selling author, Lynn Rush (aka Reese Monroe), hails from the land of 10,000 lakes and cold, snowy winters. She's known to weave a little of that frigid Minnesota climate into her stories, but these days, she much prefers desert living. She resides in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, and when she's not busy writing her next trilogy, she can be found pounding the pavement, training for her next endurance event. Connect with Lynn: Instagram: @LynnRushWrites Tumblr: @LynnRushWrites Twitter: @LynnRushWrites Facebook: Facebook.com/LynnRushWrites Website LynnRush.com.
Kate SeRine
Kate SeRine
Kate SeRine (pronounced “serene”) faithfully watched weekend monster movie marathons while growing up, each week hoping that maybe this time the creature du jour would get the girl. But every week she was disappointed. So when she began writing her own stories, Kate vowed that her characters would always have a happily ever after. And, thus, her love for paranormal romance was born. Kate currently writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance and is the author of the Transplanted Tales series, available from Kensington Books. The first book in the series, RED, was nominated for the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and was awarded the National Readers’ Choice Award for paranormal romance. For more information about Kate, visit her website: www.kateserine.com. You can also find her at Facebook.com/kateserine and Twitter.com/KateSeRine. Kate is represented by Nicole Resciniti.
Shelley Sabga also w/a Shelley Shepard Gray
Shelley Sabga also w/a Shelley Shepard Gray
Shelley Sabga writes as Shelley Galloway for Harlequin American Romance and as Shelley Shepard Gray for Harper Collins' Avon Inspire line and for Abingdon Press. Since 2000, she's sold over 30 novels to several publishers. Shelley's novels have won the RT Reviewers Choice Award, the Holt Medallion, and have made numerous lists, including USA Today and The New York Times Bestseller's Lists. She has two websites, www.shelleygalloway.com and www.shelleyshepardgray.com. She's also active on Facebook. Shelley writes full time in her small town near Cincinnati, Ohio.
Glen Sasscer
Glen Sasscer
Glenn Sasscer is an author, columnist, freelance writer, and software trainer/consultant. Born in Maryland, though now living in Northwest Ohio, Glenn has worked in various professions, including engineering, tool design, project management, computer systems administration, and general contracting. He is ordained in Ohio and Michigan through the Alliance for Renewal Churches (http://arcchurch.org). Glenn has articles published in The Suburban Press, The Christian Citizen News, The Active Christian News, The TAPSAC Magazine, and The Evangel Magazine, as well as writing novels, a Scriptural column for a community newspaper, a Sunday School Curriculum, and technical software manuals. The author lives in Northwest Ohio with his wife and three children.
Chantele Sedgwick
Chantele Sedgwick
Chantele Sedgwick grew up playing the harp and singing with her sisters. Little did anyone know, she always had stories in her head, and was surprised when someone told her it wasn't normal. After she had her second baby in 2007, she finally realized she should take her daydreams seriously and write them down. The discovery of first love, first kisses, and the many emotions teens go through, pushed Chantele to find her niche in writing young adult fiction. She's a sucker for a great love story and loves happy endings. Chantele is the author of Not Your Average Fairy Tale (2012), Not Your Average Happy Ending (2014), and Love, Lucas (Spring 2015, Sky Pony Press). She lives in Utah with her husband and four children. You can find Chantele at: http://chantelesedgwick.blogspot.com/, or on Twitter: @chantelesedg
Laura Simcox
Laura Simcox
After spending twenty years in professional theater as a costume designer, with a few of those years also spent as a college instructor, Laura abandoned the nomadic lifestyle to sit in a comfy pleather office chair at a beat up ginormous second hand oak desk and write. The result? Romance novels! Her favorite thing ever since she was, oh, about twelve. She writes contemporary, light novels and enjoys creating quirky characters and funny dialogue. Still, the love story is the focus and Laura has a huge soft spot for a sappy, happy ending. She lives in North Carolina with her husband (true love is real!) and her adorable, high energy four year old son who is currently obsessed with pirates. When not playing mamma pirate, she loves hearing from readers and you can find your favorite way to say hi from the social media buttons on her website: www.laurasimcox.com Happy reading!
Dann Stadler
Dann Stadler
Like many writers, Dann Stadler lives a life dominated by curiosity and a thirst for the thrill of authentic living in an increasingly virtual world. ‘Bored’ is a term foreign to Dann, whether traveling with his wife Tracey, sharing time with his daughters, hiking with his dog and enjoying the outdoors or fulfilling his passionate need to write, he longs to experience life in its rawest details. He is an energetic speaker, author, father, husband, and tireless advocate for Christ. He writes novels, other stories and his blog, www.saturdayspromise.com. Dann and Tracey live just outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin - where they both grew up and raised their three daughters. In a life dominated with both burdens and blessings, the greatest adventure in Dann's life is his quest to discover and fulfill God's surprising plans for his life. A huge part of that effort has culminated in his first book, Angels in the Fire - an amazing true story of angelic intervention that saved Tracey and him from a horrific, fiery death in a midnight crash caused by a drunk driver. Published by Bethany House, Angels in the Fire is slated for release in June of 2013. He can be reached at dann@saturdayspromise.com.
Teri Anne Stanley
Teri Anne Stanley
Teri Anne Stanley has been writing stories since she could hold a crayon, though learning to read was a huge turning point in her growth as a writer. Teri's first stories involved her favorite Saturday morning cartoon characters, followed by her favorite teen idols. She has also written a recipe column and scientific articles (Guess which was more interesting!). Now she writes fun, sexy romance filled with chaos and havoc, populated by strong, smart women and hunky, alpha males. Teri's career has included sex therapy for rats, making posing suits for body builders, and helping amputee amphibians recover to their full potential. She currently supplements her writing income as a neuroscience research assistant. Living in Northern Kentucky with a variety of teenagers and dogs, she and Mr. Stanley enjoy boating and relaxing at their weekend estate, located in the thriving metropolis of Sugar Tit (okay, it's Union now, because the sign got stolen), between Beaver Lick and Rabbit Hash, Kentucky.
Michelle Summers
Michelle Summers
Michele Summers writes funny romances set in small Southern towns with sassy females, witty males and wacky small-town characters along with a satisfying happily ever after. Her debut novel, Find My Way Home will be released July 1, 2014 with Sourcebooks. Michele started her fiction writing career after Hurricane Wilma hit Miami and she was without power for over a week. Bored to tears, she scrounged for a legal pad and pen and with the help of a trusty flashlight, started writing. Thrilled to have found another creative outlet, she’s been writing ever since, when she’s not working as an interior designer, personal chef, playing tennis or raising her two great kids. Presently, she resides in North Carolina where she grew up with her family, but she still misses sunny South Florida, swaying palm trees and wearing open-toed shoes…everyday! Michele loves connecting with readers on her Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/Michele-Summers). Twitter (@michele_summers). Website (http://www.michelesummers.com).
Jane Foard Thompson
Jane Foard Thompson
Jane Foard Thompson is a worship leader, inspirational speaker in Central America, United States and Europe, and award winning author and poet, published in Treasures of a Woman’s Heart, and God’s Little Rule Book, Starburst, Inspur-r-rational Stories for Cat Lovers, Honor Books, Florida Gardening, War Cry, The Christian Communicator, and numerous devotionals, newspapers and newsletters. She has written and directed inspirational plays for children and seniors. Graduated cumme laude with a B.A. in English Literature, Interdisciplinary Honors Program from U of Houston, she also has Montessori Certification. For eight years, Jane and her husband were missionaries in Honduras, Central America, and now live in Sarasota FL, where Jane leads music at their church in English and Spanish.
Pat Trainum
Pat Trainum
Pat Trainum, who writes as Patricia Bradley, lives in a small town in Northeast Mississippi. She began writing when the characters in her head wouldn’t go away until she told their story, selling the first short story she wrote to Woman’s World. Three stories later, God arranged a detour—ten years of working with teens, promoting Abstinence-Until-Marriage. During that time, she and a friend co-wrote Rise to Your Dreams, a curriculum used in Mississippi schools to teach teens how to make good choices. For the past four years she’s honed her fiction skills at My Book Therapy and Susan May Warren’s Deep Thinker’s Retreats. Her award winning manuscript Shadows of the Past has been contracted by Revell in a three-book deal for their romantic suspense line. When she’s not writing, she loves to throw mud on a wheel and create unique pieces. Her pots and the jewelry she fashions from the clay are much in demand. You can find Pat at www.ptbradley.com or http://mbtponderers.blogspot.com/ or follow her on Twitter: @PTBradley1
Jennifer Uhlarik
Jennifer Uhlarik
Jennifer Uhlarik discovered the western genre as a pre-teen, when she swiped the only "horse" book she found on her older brother's bookshelf. A new love was born. Across the next ten years, she devoured Louis L'Amour westerns and fell in love with the genre. In college at the University of Tampa, she began penning her own story of the Old West. Armed with a B.A. in writing, she has won five writing competitions and finaled in two other competitions. In addition to writing, she has held jobs as a private business owner, a schoolteacher, a marketing director, and her favorite--a full-time homemaker. Jennifer is active in American Christian Fiction Writers and lifetime member of the Florida Writers Association. She lives near Tampa, Florida, with her husband, teenaged son, and four fur children.
Mary Annslee Urban
Mary Annslee Urban
Mary Annslee Urban grew up watching old-time romance movies, which she attributes to her passion for sweet romance, true love and happy endings. A daydreamer at heart, Mary began her writing journey when the youngest of her five children started school. For several years she worked as a freelance writer for newspapers in her community and has written for magazines and online publications. Shadows of the Past, Mary’s first book with Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, will be released sometime in mid 2014. Raised in the foothills of Arizona, she survived temperature shock when she and her husband moved to Western Pennsylvania before settling in North Carolina. Aside from writing, Mary works as a Registered Nurse part-time in the Behavioral Health field. She is a member of ACFW, and is currently vice-president of Carolina Christian Writers. She has tow published novels with White Rose Publishing and another book, In Love's Defense, Write Integrity Press, will be out in September, 2013. She writes under Mary Annslee Urban and Annslee Urban. When she isn’t writing, Mary enjoys cooking, traveling to faraway places, spending time with grandbabies and all things chocolate! You can visit Mary on Facebook or at maryurban.blogspot.com.
Beth Vrabel
Beth Vrabel
Beth Vrabel is an award-winning journalist, writer and mom. Well, perhaps there aren’t any awards for the mom part, but her children seem to like her. After graduating with honors from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in journalism, she moved through the ranks of a local newspaper to become editor of two award-winning regional magazines. After her second child was born, she began working from home as a freelance writer and columnist. Many of her assignments involved profiling local authors, spurring her to devote more time to her own creative writing. As someone who still can’t read “The Bridge to Terabithia” without sobbing, anything by Judy Blume without hiccups, or the Harry Potter books without wishing for an owl, she quickly found her voice in middle-grade fiction. Beth lives in Connecticut with her husband, two children and a spoiled rotten puppy. She is an active member of her community and a stalker of the young reader section of her local library. Connect with Beth online at www.bethvrabel.com or @beth_vrabel.
Julie Ann Walker
Julie Ann Walker
Julie Ann Walker is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Black Knights Inc. romantic suspense series. She is prone to spouting movie quotes and song lyrics. She'll never say no to sharing a glass of wine or going for a long walk. She prefers impromptu travel over the scheduled kind, and she takes her coffee with milk. You can find her on her bicycle along the lake shore in Chicago or blasting away at her keyboard, trying to wrangle her capricious imagination into submission. You can find her at www.julieannwalker.com. Or follow her on Twitter @JAWalkerAuthor or Facebook www.facebook.com/jawalkerauthor .
Kate Welsh
Kate Welsh
Kate lives in Havertown, a small community outside Philadelphia, with her husband of 29 years. One of Kate's two daughters still lives at home and all three of them share the house with Kali, the family cat, and Echo, their Chesapeake Bay retriever puppy. She writes full-time. When she's not at work creating stories and the characters that populate them, Kate fills her time with other creative outlets. There are few crafts she hasn't tried at least once! Kate has been known to tackle almost any job around the house, from painting and wallpapering to refinishing furniture; from making wedding gowns and bridal bouquets to trying her hand at vinyl siding. "Inheriting talents from both your parents can make for a busy life," says Kate of her odd array of talents. "When a hero or heroine in one of my books gets out a hammer, a drill, a sewing machine, or a glue gun, you can usually be sure I've done something pretty similar." Kate chaired Romance Writers of America's Readers for Life Literacy book signing in 1996. Also in 1996, for her work on the local level with her RWA chapter and for her work in the cause of literacy, Kate received Romance Writers of America's regional service award. Literacy is a cause dear to Kate's heart because she herself suffered from reading problems into her adult years. It was a challenge from her husband that gave Kate the courage to write her first book. Having never really read a book for pure enjoyment, let alone written one, it truly was a leap of faith. The constant exercise of reading her own work helped solve some of the eye muscle problems that had caused most of Kate's reading difficulties. She sees that as the Lord's way of healing her while showing her His plan for her life. In the same way, she hopes to entertain her readers while showing them His principles. She's written over twenty novels for Harlequin.
Danica Winters
Danica Winters
Danica Winters is a bestselling author of over ten books. She has won multiple awards and is known for writing books that grip readers with their ability to drive emotion through suspense and occasionally a touch of magic. Most recently, Danica was the winner of the 2013 Paranormal Romance Guild’s Paranormal Romantic Suspense Book of the Year Award and Chanticleer Media’s 2013 Paranormal Book of the Year for her novel Montana Mustangs. When she’s not working, she can be found in the wilds of Montana testing her patience while she tries to understand the allure of various crafts (quilting, pottery, and painting are not her thing). She always believes the cup is neither half full nor half empty, but it better be filled with wine.
Renee Yancy
Renee Yancy
I've been living vicariously through historical fiction since I was a young girl. In my teens I discovered Anya Seton and Pearl Buck and read every novel they wrote. I am an archaeology buff as well and that shows up in my writing. My goal in writing my stories is to be as historically and archaeologically accurate as possible. The Vanderbilt mansion in historic Hyde Park, NY, is the setting for my characters in Have Cash, Will Marry. It is now a National Historic Park, and you can visit the house and the gardens, just as I describe them in the story. If you ever visit Ireland, you can stand on the Mountain of the Witch and feel the wind on your face like my character Ciara in A Secret Hope.
Sabrina York
Sabrina York
Her Royal Hotness, Sabrina York, is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of hot, humorous stories for smart and sexy readers. Her titles range from sweet & sexy to scorching romance. Visit her webpage at www.sabrinayork.com to check out her books, excerpts and contests. Represented by Lane Heymont with the Seymour Agency.