Our Authors

Meet the authors of the SuperRomance Authors Blog...



Abby Gaines


Abby Gaines has always been preoccupied with words—she wrote her first romance novel in high school. When that effort was speedily rejected by Harlequin Mills & Boon in London, Abby put aside her author-ish ambitions, and set her heart first on becoming a librarian, then a translator (she studied French, Japanese, German and Spanish in college), then a lexicographer (someone who writes dictionaries – turns out there aren’t a lot of jobs going). She took a detour to join IBM, then worked as a PR consultant. When her first child was born, Abby became a freelance business journalist, writing thousands of words on subjects that interested her, but never grabbed her heart. Then she had the brainwave of having another go at a romance novel. Unfortunately, her fiction writing hadn’t improved much since that first attempt—it took her nearly six years to get the hang of it. But she got there in the end—now, Abby has had more than 20 books accepted for publication across Harlequin’s NASCAR, Superromance and Love Inspired Historical series. Abby lives with her husband, three kids, labradoodle dog, and a cat of indeterminate origin. She loves to cook, ski, read and travel – but has never attempted all four simultaneously.



Amber Leigh Williams

Amber Leigh Williams lives on the Gulf Coast. A southern girl at heart, she loves beach days, the smell of real books, relaxing at her family’s lakehouse, and spending time with her husband, Jacob, and their sweet, blue-eyed boy. When she’s not running after her young son and three, large dogs, she can usually be found reading a good romance or cooking up a new dish in her kitchen. She is represented by Joyce Holland of the D4EO Literary Agency. Visit her on the web at www.amberleighwilliams.com.



Anna Sudgen


A former marketing executive and primary school teacher, award-winning author, Anna Sugden, loves reading and writing happy endings as much as hockey (where she prefers a happy ending for her team)! When she’s not researching hockey players (for her books, of course), she makes craft projects and collects penguins, autographs and memorabilia, and great shoes.

Anna lives in Cambridge, England, with her husband and two bossy black cats. Learn more about Anna, her books and her shoes at www.annasugden.com . You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.


Beth Andrews 

Beth Andrews is a Romance Writers of America RITA® Award and Golden Heart winner. She lives in Northwestern Pennsylvania with her husband and three children. When not writing, Beth loves to cook, make bead jewelry and, of course, curl up with a good book. For more information about Beth or her upcoming books, visit her website at www.bethandrews.net.

Cathryn Parry

Cathryn Parry’s first piece of romantic writing was a love letter she wrote to the boy who sat next to her in first grade. By the next Christmas, she was asking for a typewriter to organize her growing collection of adventure stories inspired by Nancy Drew.

But it wasn’t until Cathryn was an engineer working a less-than-inspiring job in a ball bearings factory that she dared to write her first novel, a romance about a woman who found the courage to pursue her deeply-held dreams. After that, Cathryn knew for a fact she was a novelist, and was hooked on the writing process.

In her non-writing life, she figure skates (she competes yearly at the U.S. Adult Nationals), travels as often as possible for fun and adventure, and haunts archives in the addictive quest for genealogy research. She lives in a small town in Massachusetts with her husband and near her large extended family.  Cathryn loves to hear from readers. Please visit her website at www.CathrynParry.com.


Claire McEwen




Claire McEwen lives by the ocean in Northern California with her husband, son and a scruffy, mischievous terrier.  Her contemporary westerns feature strong heroes and heroines who take emotional and often difficult journeys to their happily-ever-afters.  When not dreaming up new stories, she can be found digging in her garden with a lot of enthusiasm but, unfortunately, no green thumb.  She loves discovering flea-market treasures, walking on the beach, dancing, traveling and reading, of course!


Dana Nussio



Dana Nussio enjoyed making up tall tales before she could spell her name, so it came as no surprise when the Indiana native chose to work in a field where she could tell stories every day. She left a career as an award-winning newspaper reporter and features editor to become a homemaker, but the people stories she loved came home with her as she discovered the joy of fiction writing. Now a multi-published, award-winning author, Dana also works as a classroom assistant in her local schools. She makes her home in southeast Michigan with her husband, three nearly grown daughters and two adopted and overfed kitties.




Darlene Gardner 


Darlene Gardner probably isn’t the only romance novelist who used to be a sportswriter but she dares you to name another! After giving up working for daily newspapers, Darlene embarked on a fiction career that landed her at Harlequin/Silhouette, where she's currently writing for Superromance. She's also written for Temptation, Duets and Intimate Moments as well as Dorchester Love Spell and Avalon. And, yes, she still loves sports!
Dawn Atkins




I always wanted to be a writer--from the moment I put fat pencil to brown-lined paper in second grade to write an elaborate story using all the spelling words on our list. Though I always wanted to be a professional writer, I wasn't sure I had the stuff, so I graduated from college with a teaching degree and taught elementary school--second and third grades (the best)--and then began freelance feature writing for newspapers and magazines, local and national. I left teaching to work in public relations--skills I use today in my job as a writer/editor for the Arizona Education Association.



Debra Salonen


Debra has always thought of herself as a writer. Her first attempt at self-publishing involved crayons and the underside of her mother’s coffee table. Her mother was not amused. Deb’s fourth-grade teacher predicted that Deb would become a writer someday, but a far more practical high school teacher squashed that idea, saying, “Journalism? Maybe. Fiction? Get real.” As a feature writer for a newspaper, Deb honed her craft and learned the value of the editorial process. Eventually, she was able to leave her non-fiction career behind and focus on her love of story. Her first Superromance came out in 2000. Since then she has written 23 Supers, a Signature Saga, three Harlequin Americans and one on-line serial. Her “Tuesdays in Debland” blog is filled with photos, writerly grousing, general nonsense and the occasional contest. You can join the madness--for free!-at www.debrasalonen.com.


Elaine Grant


When Elaine was five, she decided she wanted to be a writer who illustrated her own books. In third grade her first short story was published in the local weekly newspaper. There was no turning back then!

At sixteen she began her first novel--an English historical about a highwayman. That one's still in the works. In 1998, her first novel was published by Berkley-Jove Haunting Hearts. It incorporated romance with her love of Southern lore--ghosts, a reverence for tradition, and long, sultry days perfect for falling in love. Her last three Harlequin Superromances are set in Montana. She loves horses, gardening, baseball, eating sushi with her son when he's home. She currently lives in Louisiana.


Ellen Hartman


Ellen has been making a living as a writer since she got her creative writing degree from Carnegie Mellon University and went to work for Microsoft. She spent fifteen years writing technical manuals no one ever read until she decided to take a shot at writing what she loves—romance. Ellen wrote much of her first novel in the back of a preschool classroom while she was trying to ease her son's separation anxiety. She had agreed to stick around for a day, maybe two. Somehow—the exact chain of events is hazy—one day turned into a full year of scribbling in a notebook on the bench in the corner. Her son is now a completely independent elementary school student (phew!), and that book became her first sale. Ellen and her husband met on a blind date on New Year's Eve in a mutual love-at-first-sight moment—which would make an awesome novel, if only her husband would agree to be "fictionalized." Ellen's website is full of behind-the-scenes info for her books www.ellenhartman.com, follow her on Twitter @Ellen_Hartman and visit her Facebook page.



Emmie Dark

After years of writing press releases, employee newsletters and speeches for CEOs and politicians – none of which included any kind of kissing – Emmie Dark finally took to her laptop to write what she wanted to write. She was both amazed and delighted to discover that what came out was sexy, noble heroes who found themselves crossing paths with strong, determined heroines. And plenty of kissing.




Geri Krotow

Geri grew up in Western New York and dreamed of being a writer her entire life. While still on active duty in the US Navy she put action to her dream and began the long and never dull path to publication. Since the romance genre was her first literary love and remains her favorite it seems fate that Geri published her first book with Harlequin Everlasting in 2007. Geri travels the world with her Naval Aviator husband, children, dog and parrot.




  Jeannie Watt 

Jeannie Watt started writing as a teen, but didn’t pursue publication until her two children were in high school. She suspects that she holds the unofficial world record for writing chapters 1-3 over and over again, before abandoning them to go on to a “better” idea. When she finally started writing past chapter three, she discovered that she had a surprising knack for middles and ends. Apparently all those beginnings had been good practice. She sold her second completed manuscript, A Difficult Woman, to Harlequin SuperRomance in 2006, and since then has written ten more books. 

Jeannie had degrees in geology and education. She and her husband live off the grid in a historic ranching community, which is why she loves to write cowboys. Some of her closest friends as ranchers and her mother and stepfather raise cattle in Montana. She teaches junior high science when she isn’t writing books or feeding horses.



Jennifer Lohmann

Jennifer Lohmann is a Rocky Mountain girl at heart, having grown up in southern Idaho and Salt Lake City. She's always been a reader--of romance novels, mysteries, nonfiction, cereal boxes, etc. If it had words, she tried to read it.   Jennifer had been writing, on and off, for many years when she won the Romance Writers of America Librarian of the Year award in 2010. Being at the RWA conference reminded her how much she loved writing and she became more serious about it. As part of Harlequin's "So You Think You Can Write" Contest, she was offered a contract on her first book in 2012. She spends her days surrounded by people, talking about books, and creating community. Her nights (and early mornings) are spent imagining the loves of other people and writing their stories.
She lives in the Southeast with a dog, three chickens, and two cats. Visit her at jenniferlohmann.com




Jennifer McKenzie



Jennifer McKenzie lives in Vancouver, Canada where she enjoys being able to ski and surf in the same day—not that she ever does either of those things. After years of working as a communications professional and spending her days writing for everyone else, she traded in the world of water coolers, cubicles and high heels to write for herself and wear pajamas all day. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, eating chocolate, trying to talk herself into working off said chocolate on the treadmill or spending time with her husband. Visit her online at www.jennifermckenzie.com


Joan Kilby


When Joan Kilby isn't working on her latest romance novel she can usually be found sipping a latte in a sidewalk café and indulging in her favorite pasttime of people watching. Joan lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and three children. She's the award-winning author of nearly twenty Harlequin Superromances.





Joanne Rock

Three-time RITA nominee Joanne Rock never met a romance sub-genre she didn't enjoy. The author of over sixty romances for Harlequin from contemporary to medieval historical, Joanne has a graduate degree in English Literature and is endlessly fascinated by storytelling in all forms, from movie trailers and Super Bowl commercials to Emily Bronte. Recently, she began co-authoring Young Adult novels as J.K. Rock with her sister-in-law (and fellow Harlequin author) Karen Rock. Joanne has three athletically inclined sons and a former sports editor husband, so her free time is often spent on bleachers, sidelines or in the grass beyond the outfield. A Golden Heart recipient and Romantic Times Career Achievement Nominee, Joanne has won numerous awards for her stories. Visit her website www.joannerock.com or @JoanneRock6 on Twitter.

Jo McNally
 
Jo lives in coastal North Carolina with 100 pounds of dog and 200 pounds of husband – her slice of the bed is very small. When she's not writing or reading romance novels (or clinging to the edge of the bed…), she can often be found on the back porch sipping wine with friends while listening to a very eclectic playlist. If the weather is absolutely perfect, she might join her husband on the golf course, where she tends to feel far more competitive than her actual skill-level would suggest.

She loves music (she's even been known to take the mic on karaoke night), history, art and all things Irish, including her husband.

Jo says she writes the same type of romance she likes to read – stories about characters facing real-life challenges with real-life consequences. The stories are emotional, but still have humor, and love always finds a way to pull the characters through it together.

You can follow Jo at her website: www.JoMcNallyRomance.com, and she can also be found on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Karina Bliss




On average, romance authors take 5 years and write 4.5 manuscripts before they get their first book contract. Despite her willingness to be the exception, journalist Karina Bliss ended up fitting that statistic almost exactly. En route, she became the first Australasian to win a Golden Heart from the Romance Writers of America.  Her debut, Mr Imperfect, published in Sept 06  won a Romantic Book of the Year Award in Australia. Since then she’s written eleven books for Superromance. The latest - A Prior Engagement - is a May 2013 release.




Kate Kelly

Growing up in New Brunswick, Canada, Kate Kelly had long red braids and freckles. Ah, you say, Anne of Green Gables. Not quite. Sunday mornings, outside the church they both attended, Mary Grannan, the author of Maggie Muggins, would greet Kate with, "Good morning, Maggie Muggins. How are you today?"  Kate has had a life-long love affair with books, but writing came in fits and starts. She didn’t take it seriously until her forties. Now she can’t get along without it. She has the good fortune to still live on the east coast of Canada with her husband (the children have flown away). She writes, grow herbs and perennials and sails when the wind blows her way.



Kathy Altman

Kathy Altman writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and the occasional ode to chocolate. Her work has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Daphne du Maurier. She’s also a regular contributor to USA Today’s “Happy Ever After” blog.
When Kathy’s not writing, reading, or putting in her forty hours a week as a computer programmer for the Air Force, she enjoys baking, watching the Ciarán Hinds version of Persuasion, and making other people feel superior by letting them win at Scrabble.
She lives in rural Virginia with a crowd of cats and her sweetie, who’s a fellow book addict and an avid fly fisherman. Kathy lives in hope that one day he’ll actually agree to use their passports (before they expire again).
Kathy is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) and Washington Romance Writers (WRW), and is active in Harlequin’s online community. You can find her online at www.kathyaltman.com, or email her at kathy@kathyaltman.com—she’d enjoy hearing from you!


Kathleen O'Brien

Kathleen comes from a family of writers--though she may be the one shameless romantic in the bunch. A true Cancer, she values home and family above everything and wouldn't dream of ditching a single friend, memory, gift, or love letter. Consequently, her office is a mess, full of books, colored cut glass, photo albums, Madame Alexander dolls, and a cockatiel who whistles the theme from "The X Files." A five-time Rita finalist, she's written more than 30 books for Harlequin, everything from sexy contemporaries to dark, brooding suspense.


Kay Stockham


Kay Stockham lives in Ohio with her husband and family, and has been nominated for the RITA, HOLT Medallion and Book Buyers Best awards. For more information on her books, please visit Kay on Facebook, Twitter and at www.kaystockham.com.



Kimberly Van Meter


Kimberly Van Meter wrote her first book at 16 and finally achieved publication in December 2006. She writes for Harlequin Superromance and Silhouette Romantic Suspense. She and her husband of 19 years have three children, three cats and always a houseful of friends, family, and fun.






Kris Fletcher

Kris Fletcher has been to five of the seven continents, can speak about a dozen words in Russian, and can fold a fitted sheet without swearing (though not always on the first try). She holds a Master's degree in Child and Family Studies which she puts to work every day in her dual careers of raising children and writing fiction. She is an adoption advocate, a semi-recovered volunteer, and the proud possessor of Harrison Ford's autograph on an article she wrote about him.

Kris grew up in southern Ontario, went to school in Nova Scotia, married a man from Maine, and now lives in central New York. She shares her home (fondly known as Casa Chaos) with her husband, an every-changing number of their kids, and the occasional grand-hamster. Her greatest hope is that dust bunnies never develop intelligence.


Kristina Knight



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 trouble-maker she was a journalist. When the opportunity arose to write what she wanted - business and family/parenting articles - and 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 articles for magazines and such by day and writes romance novels with spice by night. And any toddler-free, five minute break she has. She lives on Lake Erie with her husband, daughter and 2 rambunctious furkids. Happily ever after.



Lenora Worth


Lenora Worth has written 35 books for three different publishers. She reached a milestone in 2006 when she received her 25th book pin from Steeple Hill and Harlequin. Her books have won both regional and national awards and she now has over 1 million books in print. Currently she is writing both Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense for Steeple Hill. Married to her childhood sweetheart, Lenora has two grown children. She wrote a weekly opinion column for five years for the local paper and currently also writes freelance for a local magazine. Lenora lives in Louisiana.



Linda Style


Linda Style’s childhood dream to become a famous novelist and travel the world didn’t get a lot of encouragement. So instead, she earned degrees in behavioral science and in journalism. She worked in both fields, but her dream of being a novelist persisted and after years of writing novels in her spare time… and four RWA Golden Heart nominations later… Linda’s last GH entry was purchased by Harlequin Superromance.

Now, 13 novels later, Linda’s books are sold worldwide and translated in many languages. The recipient of several book awards, including the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for best book of the year, Linda says she has the best job in the world. “I get to make up stories and someone pays me to do it. It’s my fantasy come true.”

Combining research with her passion for travel, Linda has been to over a dozen countries from Australia to Turkey. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona and is the co-founder of Bootcamp for Novelists Online where she teaches a series of writing classes.


Linda Warren


Linda Warren loves happy endings. The Rita® nominated and award winning author has written 26 books for Harlequin, including Superromance and American. Drawing upon her years of growing up on a farm/ranch in Texas, she writes about sexy heroes, feisty heroines and broken families with an emotional punch all set against the backdrop of Texas. She lives in College Station with her husband and spends her days doing what she loves—creating unforgettable love stories—with happy endings.


Lisa Dyson

Lisa Dyson has wanted to create stories ever since she got an “A” on a writing prompt in fifth grade. She devoured the Nancy Drew series as much for the mystery as for the relationship between Nancy and Ned. So it came as no surprise to her that her stories revolve around romantic relationships.

Before she stayed home to raise her three sons and volunteer for every sport and activity her children participated in, Lisa worked as a medical assistant and a secretary/administrative assistant. She grew up in a small eastern Pennsylvania town and now lives a short distance from Washington, DC, with her husband and rescue dog with a blue tongue, appropriately named Blue. She has three grown sons and a daughter-in-law, as well as three adorable grandchildren. When she's not writing, reading, or spending time with family, she enjoys travel, volunteer work, and rooting for her favorite sports teams



Lisa Marie Perry

Lisa Marie Perry encounters difficult fictional men and women on a daily basis. She writes contemporary romance fiction with plenty of sizzle, energy and depth. Flawed, problematic, damaged characters are welcome. Her tales feature exciting multicultural mash-ups, sexy guy-next-door heroes and powerful larger-than-life alphas who are brought to their knees by the love of complicated women.
Lisa Marie has received high praise from USA Today and has been nominated for an RT Book Reviews literary award. She lives in America’s heartland, drives a truck, enjoys indie rock, collects Medieval literature, watches too many comedies, has a not-so-secret love for lace and adores rugged men with a little bit of nerd.


Liz Talley



From the time she learned to read to the present, Liz Talley has always had a fascination with books. As a child she read Little Golden Books instead of napping. And, oh, the first time she read a romance - The Thornbirds – she was hooked. She ate up the Superromances on the shelves of her aunt's used bookstore, borrowed her grandmother's medical romances, and poked through her dad's westerns for the "romantic parts" (which lasted about a page).

Of course, it never occurred to Liz to write a book until her college roommate said, "You read so many of those things, why don't you write one?" The idea stuck with her. After a stint as an English teacher and stay at home mom, Liz found writing a great way to avoid an ever-growing pile of laundry. After a Golden Heart final with a Regency romance, Liz started her career in contemporary romance on the same day she met her editor. Coincidence? She prefers to call it fate.

Margaret Watson


I’ve made up stories in my head for as long as I can remember – I put myself to sleep at night when I was young by rewriting the plots and endings of books I’d read. I assumed this was normal and everyone else did the same thing until I began getting weird looks when I talked about it. It wasn’t until I joined RWA years later that I realized it didn’t mean I was weird – it meant I was a writer.

When I was twelve I decided I wanted to write books when I grew up, but I got sidetracked by my love of animals and the need for a ‘real’ job, so I became a veterinarian instead. Eighteen years ago, when I realized I was now making up stories about my clients and their pets, I decided to try putting them down on paper. My first effort, which I still have in my office, was bad enough to make me squirm when I re-read it now, but I did learn one thing from that first manuscript – that making up stories is what I want to do.


Mary Brady


Mary lives in the Midwest with her hero husband, her could-not-ask-for-a-better-one son, and a cheeky little bird. She doesn't roam all the time, and when she's at home, the thing she loves the most is being part of a family.
Mary Sullivan


After Mary discovered Harlequin Superromance, she wanted to write these heartfelt stories of love, family and happy endings. Her novel, NO ORDINARY COWBOY, was the winner of an RT 2009 Reviewer’s Choice award and of RomCon’s 2010 Reader’s Choice award for Best First Book. Who knew daydreaming could be so rewarding?


Molly O'Keefe


Molly O'Keefe has always known she wanted to be a writer (except when she wanted to be a florist or a chef and the brief period of time when she considered being a cowgirl). And once she got her hands on some romances, she knew exactly what she wanted to write. She published her first Harlequin romance at age 25 and hasn't looked back. She loves exploring every character's road towards happily ever after. 

Originally from a small town outside of Chicago, she went to university in St. Louis where she met and fell in love with the editor of her school newspaper. They followed each other around the world for several years and finally got married and settled down in Toronto, Ontario. They welcomed their son into their family in 2006, and their daughter in 2008. When she's not at the park or cleaning up the toy room, Molly is working hard on her next novel, trying to exercise, stalking Tina Fey on the internet and dreaming of the day she can finish a cup of coffee without interruption.



Nan Dixon

Nan spent her formative years as an actress, singer, dancer and competitive golfer. But the need to eat had her studying accounting in college. Unfortunately, being a successful financial executive didn’t feed her passion to perform. When the pharmaceutical company she worked for was purchased, Nan got the chance of a lifetime—the opportunity to pursue a writing career.  She’s a five-time Golden Heart finalist and lives in the Midwest where she is active in her local RWA chapter and on the board of a dance company. She has five children, two sons-in-law, one grandchild, a husband and one neurotic cat.



Pamela Ford

Pam has loved books for as long as she can remember, so, in retrospect, it seems only natural that she eventually became an author. Her path to publication was not a straight one, however. After graduating from college with a degree in Advertising, she merrily set off to earn a living as a graphic designer, print buyer, model, waitress, pantyhose salesperson, public relations specialist, advertising copywriter, and finally freelance writer. The idea of writing a book crossed her mind at age 27, so she sat down and wrote the beginning and the ending, finally giving up when she realized she had no clue what to do with the other 300 pages.

It wasn’t until five years later, then the mother of a newborn, that she decided to try her hand at writing a book again. It might have been the combination of changing diapers, working from the house as a freelancer, and writing a video script about motors and drives — or it might have been because she’s a hopeless romantic — but whatever the reason, one afternoon when the baby was asleep she started writing a novel. Convinced she had penned the next international bestseller, Pam quickly surmised from the swift flood of rejection letters she received that she had plenty to learn about the craft of novel writing. That first book, while it holds a special place in her heart, is now buried deep in the attic, never to see the light of day.


Pamela Hearon

Pamela Hearon achieved the impossible when she met the love of her life on a blind date.  She had one child; he had two.  They lived in different states, an hour-and-a-half apart.  He loved dogs; she had a cat.  But somehow she knew almost immediately he was The One.  She had beat the odds at Romance Roulette.

This twist of fate opened Pamela’s eyes to a world of fun, romantic stories daring to be told.  She accepted the challenge and became a storyteller, a matchmaker uniting those couples who are destined to be together despite the seemingly impossible odds stacked against them.  She does it with a voice an editor once described as “compellingly quirky”—a description she loves.  Her Kentucky accent adds flavor to her writing that smacks of sweet tea, mint juleps, chess pie, and all things Southern.

In true romance fashion, Pamela’s own story sports a “happily ever after.” Two years after their first meeting, she married her blind date.  Now, more than a quarter of a century  and several cats later, they’re still together—still defying the odds.

Drop by for a visit on Pamela’s website at www.pamelahearon.com, friend her on FaceBook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pamelahearon, or email her directly at pamelahearon@gmail.com.



Rachel Brimley

Rachel lives with her husband and two young daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK.  She started writing short stories about nine years ago but once her children were at school full-time, she embarked on her first novel. It was published in 2007. Since then, she’s had six books published with small press publishers. She acquired a US agent in March 2011 and sold her next romantic suspense novel to Harlequin Superromance in April 2012. A member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America, Rachel hopes to have a further two novels, one mainstream contemporary and one Victorian contracted in 2012.

When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family.  Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England. And in the evening? Well, a well-deserved glass of wine is never, ever refused…


Rogenna Brewer

When an aptitude test labeled her suited for librarian or clergy, Rogenna tried to shake that good girl image by joining the Navy. Ever the rebel, she landed in the Chaplain’s office where her duties included operating the base library. A romantic adventurer at heart, she served Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps personnel as a Chaplain’s yeoman in such exotic locales as Midway Island and the Pentagon.

After many misadventures with men, Rogenna married her sailor and had three sons—one for each deployment. Eventually, the family made their way home to the land-locked west where Rogenna’s imagination is free to roam, but often wanders back to sea. She loves to hear from readers. You can email her at rogenna@aol.com or visit her website at www.rogennabrewer.com.



Roz Denny Fox


Roz Fox aka Roz Denny and Roz Denny Fox began her writing career with Harlequin Books in 1989. Since then she has published nearly 50 romances; stories centered around home, love and family for Harlequin Romance, Super Romance, American, Signature Select, Everlasting Love, and online serials for e-harlequin. Her books are in at least 15 languages and appear in many countries around the world. In May and June 2011 Roz will have two backlist books reprinted and renamed for Harlequin's new Heartwarming Line. To see a complete list of Roz's books visit her web site: www.Korynna.com/RozFox


Sarah Mayberry


Sarah Mayberry Sarah Mayberry was born in Melbourne, Australia, and is the middle of three children. After being a gypsy for many, many years, Sarah has finally settled back in her home town and is currently renovating her new home. She recently married her long-time love and is looking forward to proper anniversaries from here on in. Before she became a full-time writer, she worked as both a magazine editor and a story liner, script writer and story editor on Australian and New Zealand serial dramas, as well as co-creating the teen drama Karaoke High. When she’s not writing, Sarah loves to read, cook, shop, garden and sleep. Not necessarily in that order! She loves hearing from readers via her website at www.sarahmayberry.com.

 Sharon Hartley

Sharon Hartley writes contemporary romances that revolve around the criminal justice system and is fascinated by cops and the dangerous people that inhabit their world.   A court reporter for thirty years, Sharon plays “what if” with her old cases and uses them in her stories.   After creating plots where the bad guys try to harm the good ones, she calms herself by teaching yoga and hiking in the natural world.  Sharon believes yoga is for every body and encourages everyone to practice this ancient art.   An avid birder, during migration season Sharon leads weekend bird walks in south Florida where she lives with her husband, hundreds of orchids and a Jack Russell Terrorist.   Please visit her website at sharonshartley.com.



Stella MacLean


The Real Me...

I have no official bio as you've probably discovered if you've roamed around this site for very long. But that's okay as far as I'm concerned. To begin with, there's nothing 'official' about me. I'm quite happy to stay home, share time with my hubby, read and write to my heart's content. Sure, there's lots of other things I could be doing, like joining a health club or learning to play bridge, but that means I'd have to give up my lackadaisical lifestyle. Besides, who would tend to my cat Emma's every whim and wish if I wasn't home?

My Real Life...

I'm more or less a case of what you see is what you get. I love clothes, but I don't like shopping for them. I love to eat, but I'm completely tired of cooking after forty years of it. I hate grocery shopping because I can't seem to find anything I'm looking for as I wander around the grocery store aisles. I swear that the grocery store designers do that to me intentionally, hoping I'll do a WHOLE bunch of impulse buying before I drag my weary body to the checkout. 


Tara Taylor Quinn


The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold.  She is known for delivering deeply emotional and psychologically astute novels of suspense and romance. Tara is a recipient of the Reader’s Choice Award, a four time finalist for the RWA Rita Award, the Reviewer’s Choice Award, the Bookseller’s Best Award and has had multiple #1 bestseller rankings on Amazon.  Tara is the past-president of Romance Writers of America and served eight years on that board of directors.  She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning and is a frequent guest speaker.  In her spare time Tara likes to travel, climb Arizona mountains, and inline skate.

Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline.  If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233. 
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Tracy Wolff


Tracy Wolff collects books, English degrees and lipsticks and has been known to forget where—and sometimes who—she is when immersed in a great novel. At six she wrote her first short story—something with a rainbow and a prince—and at seven she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. By ten she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore, so in desperation her mom started her on romance novels. And from the first page of the first book, Tracy knew she’d found her life-long love. Now an English professor at her local community college, she writes romances that run the gamut from contemporary to paranormal to erotic suspense.

And for all of those who want the unedited version:

Tracy Wolff lives with four men, teaches writing to local college students and spends as much time as she can manage immersed in worlds of her own creation. Married to the alpha hero of her dreams for twelve years, she is the mother of three young sons who spend most of their time trying to make her as crazy as possible. You can find Tracy also on Twitter, www.tracywolff.blogspot.com and www.sizzlingpens.blogspot.com.


Vicki Essex


(pseudonym) is a romance writer in Toronto, Canada. She’d never read what she used to call a “real” romance book until she started working at Harlequin Enterprises, the world’s largest publisher of women’s fiction, as a proofreader.

After reading her first few romance novels, she thought, “If they can do it, so can I!” After all, she believed, like so many people still do, that romance was “based on a formula,” that “anyone could write a romance” and that “They’ll publish anything!”

After the first year of writing and attending workshops, she couldn’t believe how naïve she’d been. It took three years of grueling work before she finally sold her third book, Fighting for Her Love (retitled Her Son’s Hero for publication), to Harlequin Superromance. She now challenges anyone who believes romance is “easy to write” to write their own book and try to get published in one year’s time.

Vicki has lived in Toronto all her life. She has a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto. She’s a big Star Wars nerd (original, not prequel), and loves comic books, science fiction and fantasy, vintage video games, and the anthropological study of online culture, social protocols and communication trends (aka surfing the internet).

Keep up with Vicki on her blog at www.vickiessex.com, follow her on Twitter @vickiessex, and visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/vickiessexauthor.


Zana Bell


Zana Bell grew up in Harare, Zimbabwe and studied English Literature at the University of Cape Town. After travelling for several years doing a wide range of jobs, she immigrated to New Zealand where she now lives with her family and cats in a small harbourside community.

She began writing, just for the fun of seeing whether she could actually complete a novel and immediately became hooked. Research is her primary love and writing gives her an excellent excuse to be obsessive or just plain nosey. She enjoys writing in a variety of genre but has a particular fondness for all things historical.



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