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"Writing for me is a playground for the impossible.”
Navy veteran S. B. Alexander, also known to many as Susan, grew up playing and watching sports. But if you ask her what her favorite sport is, she’ll tell you hands down it’s baseball. She grew up collecting baseball cards, watching the Boston Red Sox, and playing the sport with the boys in her neighborhood, which was how her bestselling Maxwell series started—with a high school girl who plays boys’ baseball. While sports can be found in most of her books along with military heroes, you’ll also find suspense, family drama, angst, and romance.
Aside from her love for sports, you might find her devouring a bag of white powdered donuts and buying handbags like they’re going out of style. In fact, her husband calls her the bag lady. When she’s not writing, she’s a full-time caregiver to her soul mate of twenty years who got a bad deal in life when he was diagnosed with ALS. Their motto: “Life is too short to waste. So live every moment like it’s your last.”
"Once in awhile, right in the middle of ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale. ”
Laura Ashwood has been in love with books since she learned to read. Growing up in a somewhat nomadic family, books were always one constant place where friends and adventures were guaranteed. She now lives in rural NE Minnesota with her real-life hero, and writes sweet romances, many of which are set in the small towns she loves.
Laura and her husband are empty nesters, but her husband loves to say that having her two chihuahuas is much like still having kids at home. They are her writing buddies and not surprisingly, most of her books feature dogs (usually chihuahuas).
When she’s not working at her day job, writing, or reading, Laura likes to create culinary masterpieces, crochet and sew, hunt and fish with her husband, spend time with their children and two adorable grandbabies, and drink copious amounts of coffee.
"I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I just never found something that gave me enough passion to actually make it happen—until my mother died. I wrote my first book to allow others to know her the way I did.”
Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
Carolyn Ridder Aspenson writes mysteries and contemporary romances featuring imperfect women with a flair for telling it like it is. Her stories focus on relationships whether they’re between friends, family members, couples, townspeople or strangers because ultimately, it’s relationships that make a story. She writes the Angela Panther Mystery Series, The Inn at Laurel Creek contemporary romance novella series and the Lily Sprayberry Realtor Cozy Mystery Series.
Carolyn is also the founder of the Facebook author and reader collective, Sleuthing Women—Read. Sleuth. Solve. Repeat. A place for readers to connect with an exclusive group of women authors of female sleuth mysteries.
Now an empty-nester, she lives in the Atlanta suburbs with her husband, two Pit Bull-Boxer mix dogs and two cantankerous cats, but you’ll often find her at a local coffee shop people watching (and listening), or as she likes to call it, plotting her next novel.
"My passion is sitting down and writing a female heroine you'd want to be BFF's with."
S. E. Babin
USA Today Bestselling author S.E. Babin is a mom, a wife, and a military veteran. She has a passion for writing books with a paranormal twist filled with heroines you'd like to sit down and drink too much wine with and heroes who love those kinds of girls. The recipient of several writing awards, Sheryl is content to keep hammering out fun novels with the shenanigans you've come to know her for. She swears some of those shenanigans have actually happened. Also, she likes writing about herself in the third person.
"I read to escape. I write to journey."
A USA TODAY bestselling author, Victoria lives on the island of Newfoundland, and is fiercely proud of her home. She can imagine no better setting for her Heart’s Ease series of sweet yet steamy contemporary romances, and hopes that her readers will one day come to witness Newfoundland and Labrador's rustic beauty for themselves.
Victoria also writes sweet romances, and sometimes lets her imagination run wicked with shifter romances. Regardless of the story, Victoria loves to write about love, and often focuses her stories around strong women learning how to make room in their lives for an equally strong man without losing their sense of self.
"You have to fall in love with a romance hero, so I try to give mine good personalities as well as good looks!"
Growing up in North Wales in a house for which the foundations were originally laid in the 14th century, Catherine Bilson's interest in history was inevitable, but she despised the 20th century geopolitics which passed for history at school. Instead, she devoured every historical novel she could lay her hands on before eventually starting to write her own.
Marrying an Australian, she moved to Queensland in 2001, far from the history she had grown up with. She has two future romance heroes in her sons, a brainless husky and a grumpy old cat.
Catherine also writes contemporary romance under the pen name Caitlyn Lynch.
"Books will quiet the chaos and organize the thoughts."
Stefanie Bridges-Mikota grew up in a small town in SW Washington halfway between the beautiful Pacific Ocean and majestic Cascade Mountains. She was raised by two hard working people who instilled old time values in a modern world. She married her high school sweetheart and together they have two children. The small town they call home is not far from Stefanie’s childhood roots and an easy place to be a writer without all of the business found in the cities to the north and south.
Stefanie is one of those people who, despite quickly approaching middle age, is still trying to decide what to do when she grows up. She has worked in a variety of fields which has given her some great knowledge to work into future books. Now she is trying her hand at writing which she finds quite fulfilling. Stefanie has other works started and is anxious to introduce them to the world in the near future.
"Love what you do. Be proud of your work. Care about your readers. Listen, learn, and focus on being the best author you can be. That's all it takes!"
From the time she picked up her first book at the age of three, Jasmine has always been a lover of words. Growing up, Jasmine used the words in books to discover new worlds and escape reality. As a student, she was a huge fan of English class and discovered her love of writing as well. Penning poems, short stories, and fan fiction became a hobby, and her love of words grew. Jasmine now uses her fascination with words and the skills she learned from many wonderful teachers to edit and proofread stories, helping authors make their books shine.
When she's not working, reading, or spending time with her kids, Jasmine enjoys geeking out over nerdy shows like Doctor Who and Game of Thrones, listening to music from the 50s-80s, playing board games with friends, and posting silly quiz results online.
“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one” - John Lennon
Writing sweet and clean contemporary fiction, Christina Butrum brings realistic situations with swoon-worthy romance to the pages - allowing her readers to fall in love right along with the characters.
When she isn't busy writing, Christina enjoys spending time with her family. Christina Butrum looks forward to publishing several more books for her readers to enjoy.
"My goal is to write books that make readers happy."
Patricia PacJac Carroll
Patricia PacJac Carroll~ I am a writer, Christian first, and blessed beyond my imagination. I live in the Dallas-Ft Worth area of Texas with my wonderful treasure of a husband, my spoiled dog, Jacs, and my awesome son, Josh. Did I say I was blessed? The PacJac is from my initials and my husbands. I wouldn't be able to write if it weren't for him. I love adventure and the open road. The stories of the western era have always been a favorite of mine. I enjoy writing, and my goal is to write stories readers will enjoy.
“I write fiction because no one can stand too much reality.”
Vickie is a published author of two books with The Wild Rose Press: The Witches of Half Moon Island and The Ghost of Kathleen Murphy. Her third book, Murder at the Peach Blossom Inn, is with her editor in the final phase for a release late summer or early autumn. Her latest book, Loving Lauren, will be published by Sweet Promise Press. Vickie is also a contributor to Southern Writers Magazine.Vickie has published many short stories and articles and has won various awards and commendations over the years. She has been a full time writer for the last three years. She is developing her blog site, Sweet Tea and Sympathy now, and plans to have it up and running this summer. The blog will focus on the writer’s life but in particular the life of a Southern writer.
"Laughter is the greatest gift I can give a reader. The highest reward they give to me is in accepting it."
USA Today Bestselling Author Sam Cheever writes mystery and suspense, creating stories that draw you in and keep you eagerly turning pages. Known for writing great characters, snappy dialogue, and unique and exhilarating stories, Sam is the award-winning author of 80+ books.
Blah, blah, blah… Also, she has 15 dogs. That’s why she puts dogs into most of her stories. Because dogs make great characters and…let’s face it…Sam has tons of experience to share. (Especially about dog poo…she has LOTS of experience with that!)
"The most important thing in life is to stop saying 'I wish' and start saying 'I will'"
Living in the heartland of the country, Claire Colby is surrounded by corn fields, beans fields and hot men on tractors. Widowed young, she has thrown herself into family, gardening, becoming a crazy dog lady, and succeeding, reading and writing.
While reading eclectically, she likes a little mystery with her romances and unlike most readers, really loves a cliff hanger, as long as she doesn't have to wait six months for the next book to come out. She loves to write series, because finding out how people grow and change over the course of their romances, and lives is fascinating. Plus it's always fun to see a friendly face again.
"Books and pets are the best friends to have. They both love you unconditionally and are there for you no matter what."
P. Creeden is the sweet romance and mystery pen name for USA Today Bestselling Author, Pauline Creeden. She loves a good mystery and grew up watching Colombo, Perry Mason, and Murder, She Wrote. Books have always been a focal point of her life, from Nancy Drew and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to thrillers like John Sanford.
Animals are the supporting characters of many of her stories, because they occupy her daily life on the farm, too. From dogs, cats, and goldfish to horses, chickens, and geckos -- she believes life around pets is so much better, even if they are fictional. P. Creeden married her college sweetheart, who she also met at a horse farm. Together they raise a menagerie of animals and their one son, an avid reader, himself.
"I love writing fun and flirty mysteries. If you love books with a dash of spice and twist of whodunit, you're going to love my work!"
Stephanie Damore is mystery author with a soft spot for romance and humor, too. She loves all things girlie with a dollop of danger, has a strong affinity for the color pink (especially in diamonds and champagne), and, not to brag, but chocolate and her are in a pretty serious relationship. Her books feature fearless females, a little bit of sass, a few laughs, and a whole lot of whodunit. She hopes her stories keep you guessing and laughing all the way until the end.
“Writing for me, is about trying to share a little love and joy in a big world, hoping to make a difference.”
Elsie Davis discovered the world of Happily-Ever-After romance at the age of twelve when she began avidly reading Barbara Cartland, the Queen of Romance, and has been hooked ever since. After building her dream log home on top of a small mountain, she turned her attention to do what she loves most, writing. An award-winning author and active member of RWA, she writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She writes from her heart, hoping to share a little love in a big world.
When she’s not writing, she can be found: birding, kayaking, camping, fishing, playing disc golf, and taking nature walks—hoping to spot wildlife. Basically, she loves all things outdoors, EXCEPT cold weather. She and her husband are avid Caribbean cruisers, but Elsie’s favorite vacation was their cruise to Alaska. (In spite of the cold!) Indoors, she enjoys a toasty fire, a glass of red wine, and of course, a great romance with a guaranteed Happily-Ever-After.
"My goal with my writing is to show the power of love while also instilling a true sense of realism in my work. I want to show readers that love doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful."
Lindsay Detwiler is the author of eleven sweet contemporary romance novels and a high school English Teacher. Her novel, Inked Hearts, was named a Romance Times Top Pick in 2017. Her romantic drama, Remember When, was named a Route One Reads Romance Pick in 2018. Lindsay has also written works for Harness Magazine, Chicken Soup For the Soul, Thought Catalog, and The Huffington Post.
Lindsay lives in her hometown of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Chad; their five cats; and their mastiff, Henry, who appears in all of Lindsay's novels. When she's not reading or writing, Lindsay loves shopping, Netflix, and chocolate.
"I enjoy writing stories that evoke strong emotions in readers. When that happens, I know I’ve done my job as an author."
Restless ghosts. Misty cliffs. Heroes with secrets. And heroines who will stop at nothing to win the hearts of the men they love. Escape into the world of romance, suspense, and the paranormal with books by USA Today bestselling author Raine English. Izzy Wilder is the cozy mystery pen name of USA Today bestselling author Raine English. She loves writing spooky paranormals with ghosts, witches, vampires, and additional otherworldly creatures. Her new series Channeling Ghosts for Beginners, is coming May 2020.
Raine began her career as a journalist, but writing romance novels was her passion. Her stories have won many awards, including finalling in the Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® and winning the Daphne du Maurier Award. She lives in New England with her family and two French bulldogs, Bailey and Dolly.
"In the end, the only reason writers persevere against the odds and the rejection and the critique and the blocks is that we believe our stories are worth telling. "
Maddie Evans is a slightly cynical romantic who believes in the combination of love and hard work. When she's not writing stories, you can find her exploring dirt trails on her bike or jogging around town.
Maddie lives in New England with her husband, kids, and an ever-changing number of tropical fish.
"Sweet doesn't need to mean boring! I know that and so do you, so let's be friends!"
Molly Fitz is the quirky, cozy mystery pen name of New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Melissa Storm. And while she can't technically talk to animals, she and her doggie best friend, Sky Princess, have deep and very animated conversations as they navigate their days. Add to that, five more dogs, a snarky feline, comedian husband, and diva daughter, and you can pretty much imagine how life looks in Casa de Fitz.
Molly lives in a house on a high hill in the Michigan woods and occasionally ventures out for good food, great coffee, or to meet new animal friends.
“I love creating stories that bring history to life and that allow readers to escape to another time and place.”
Ramona is a historical romance author who loves to immerse herself in research as much as she loves writing. A native of Montana, every day she marvels that she gets to live in such a beautiful place. When she’s not writing, her favorite pastimes are fly fishing the cool clear streams of a Montana river, hiking in the mountains, and spending time with family and friends.
Ramona’s heroines are strong, resilient women, the type of women you’d love to have as your best friend. Her heroes are loyal and honorable, the type of men you’d love to meet and bring home to meet your family for Sunday dinner. She hopes her stories bring the past alive and allow you to forget the outside world for a while.
“It’s not that I don’t like people. It’s just that when I’m in the company of others – even my nearest and dearest – there always comes a moment when I’d rather be reading a book.” – Maureen Corrigan
Michelle Francik is an author of two series with Sweet Promise Press: Texas Sized Mysteries and Bewitching the Rich Guy.
Texas sized mysteries are sweet, cozy mystery novellas written by several different authors. Michelle’s sub-series, The Donahue Brothers of Texas focuses on the antics of the Donahue family, who somehow always end up in trouble. The stories feature strong men, capable women, and a family that is always there for each other.
Bewitching the Rich guy is Michelle’s new series of four sweet, cozy novels, each featuring a different witch, and centered around a dating competition. Who will be able to bewitch the rich guy? Or will their hearts belong to someone else before the competition ends? Each stand-alone novel tells the story from that witch’s point of view, and the stories work together to tell the entire story of who wins Catch of a Lifetime.
Michelle lives in South Lake Tahoe with one of her sons and his cat, Oreo. She works a full time job and takes advantage of every spare moment to write her stories. She loves the lake, the mountains, and the wildlife, especially the bears.
Michelle also writes a children’s series, Barnyard Fables. Book One, Shelly Lynne and the Bullies is the story of a little duckling struggling to make friends in her new home. Book Two, Kal Finds His Courage is the further adventures of Shelly Lynne and how one of her new friends steps up to protect a little girl.
Michelle loves to write stories that are funny, interesting and a little bit romantic. Her goal is to brighten her reader’s day, with laughter, love and mystery.
"I think the buildup to that first kiss is the most romantic part. That's the part that makes you fall in love with the characters, and with the story. That's the part I love to write."
Tami Franklin writes sweet and wholesome romance that will sweep you away. A former TV news producer and freelance writer, she now enjoys sharing stories about people destined to be together... they just might need a little help getting there.
Franklin lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family and a crazy dog named Bond. She also writes contemporary and YA fantasy under the penname T.M. Franklin.
“By nature, not design, I write all my stories to give readers a warm feeling of coming home.”
Jean C. Gordon
For sweet and inspirational romance author Jean C. Gordon, writing is a natural extension of her love of reading. From that day in first grade when she realized t-h-e was the word “the,” she’s been reading everything she can put her hands on. She and her college-sweetheart husband tried the city life in Los Angeles, but quickly returned home to their native small-town Upstate New York, where she sets many of her books.
They share a 180-year-old farmhouse just south of Albany, NY, with their daughter and son-in-law, two grandchildren, and a menagerie of pets. Their son lives nearby. While Jean creates stories, her family grows organic fruits and vegetables and tends the livestock de jour.
"Time spent with books and cats is never wasted!"
Nyx Halliwell is a writer from the South who grew up on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Charmed. She loves writing magical stories with happy-ever-afters as much as she loves baking and crafting. She believes cats really do talk, but don’t tell her three rescue puppies!
She enjoys binge-watching mystery shows and Harry Potter with her hubby, and reading all types of stories involving magic.
"Everyone loves a happy ending and, as the writer, I am no different."
Penny Harmon has been writing all her life, but it was only over the last few years that she decided to share it with the world. Her stories portray people you want to get to know and her characters come to life with fun dialogue and some serious plots. While most of her books are set in her home state of Maine, don’t be surprised to find she can write about places she always wanted to visit. Her goal is to entertain her readers and Penny wants her books to leave her readers with a feeling of satisfaction…she wants them to take something away from her books, whether it is a life lesson or a feeling of peace.
Penny lives in Maine with her long-time partner, Dan, three beautiful grandchildren, and three crazy cats. She can often be found in the garage sanding down an old piece of furniture or sewing something new for one of her grandchildren.
“I hope my stories reveal the hero within each reader and encourage them to face their villains.”
Sharon Hughson inhales words and exhales stories. Her characters face real--difficult, and sometimes heart-wrenching—issues. Just because it’s fiction, doesn’t mean readers can’t see themselves on the pages…and find the strength to be the hero of their own story.
Sharon could easily get lost in books. When her parents divorced, escaping into Narnia saved her from a fate worse than rebelling against everything. She pens her stories for that troubled teenager, seeking hope and encouragement, because sometimes vacation only happens between the pages of a book. When not immersed in the world of writing and reading, Sharon substitutes in local classrooms, keeps house for her honey and waits on her three cats.
"Always think outside of the box... Unless you're a cat and it's a litter box!"
Pixie Katz is a 6-year-old author in training. As the daughter of New York Times bestselling author Melissa Storm and fellow quirky author Falcon Storm, she was definitely born to write. She started penning her first story with Mommy’s help as a special project for homeschool during a statewide shelter-in-place order prompted by corona virus outbreak.
She has 7 dogs and 2 cats, and her favorite subjects in school are art and gym. Pixie loves dragons, rainbows, her parents, and her feisty Maine Coon rescue cat named Merlin—all serve as extremely obvious inspirations for her work.
Pixie doesn’t have a set writing and publishing schedule, because she is still enjoying being a kid. She also doesn’t have a Facebook page or newsletter, because she is not allowed to yet!
If you’d like to hear more from her (eventually), please visit her website or follow her author page on Amazon. Thank you for understanding.
"What I love about writing in the past is that there's always something new to discover. History has a way of surprising you in ways you could never expect!"
Elisa Keyston graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in history, which she always secretly hoped to be able to use to write historical fiction. Ten years later, her dream is coming true as series lead on the Pioneer Brides of Rattlesnake Ridge historical romance series!
Elisa is also the author of the Northwest Magic series, a sweet contemporary romance series with hints of magic and mystery set in her home state of Oregon. When she's not writing, Elisa spends most of her time gardening, collecting gnomes and fairies for her backyard, and fawning over her furbabies.
"If I've got love and laughter in my life, I've got everything I need."
Kim Koby is a Jersey girl with a sense of humor. She loves to combine happily ever after with sweet, fun mom humor. She’s happily married and has two grown boys in their twenties. Weaving together stories is a dream come true. Kim is always brimming with fresh, new ideas and spends her days playing with words.
Her two co-pilots both weigh under twenty-five pounds and keep her company in her writing endeavors. Jack and Toby are an important part of Kim's life. She’s been around animals since she could crawl. In her fifties, that means that a lot of time has passed! Cats and dogs have always made a house a home in her world.
"If my words bring encouragement or a smile to someone’s day, I’m a happy writer"
Sandi Layne has been writing for more than twenty years, publishing works of contemporary Christian romance, historical fiction, and posting columns on writing and publishing for various sites at one time or another. Her stories are noted for their attention to detail and striking heroines, and she enjoys bringing her readers through stories that surprise, entertain, and edify.
Married for more than a quarter of a century, she, her husband, and their two sons currently reside in Maryland. She was born and raised in California, where she worked as an educator, a minister, and a secretary, as well as in retail and department store security. Writing was never her planned vocation, but with varied experiences to draw from, she brings authenticity to her words and worlds.
Her interests include reading, autism, theology, reading, medieval history, and daydreaming. Did she mention reading? She is also the sheepish subscriber to at least three streaming services at home for entertainment and is a fan of podcasts on a variety of subjects. Her favorite hours are before the sun rises and her favorite day of the week is Monday. Yes, she’s serious.
"I want readers to believe that love is patient, love is kind, and love is possible. Sweet romance is my happy place."
Sydney Logan writes heartfelt stories that feature strong women and the men who love them. In addition to her novels, she has penned several short stories and is a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul. She is a Netflix junkie, music lover, and a Vol for Life. Sydney and her husband make their home in beautiful East Tennessee.
“A story is magic with words…an adventure, a mystery, or just plain fun.”
Emmie Lyn has lived in New England for most of her life. With scenic mountains, endless beaches, and charming small towns nearby, it’s easy to find an adventure for this outdoor loving writer… and settings for her mysteries. Her words create entertaining stories that everyone enjoys.
Emmie shares her world with her husband, a rescue terrier, and a cat with a bad attitude. When she’s not busy thinking of ways to kill off a character, she enjoys tea and chocolate in her flower garden or spending time with her grandchildren.
"My dream has always been to write stories about perfectly imperfect characters whom readers could identify with, want to share a cup of coffee with, and hopefully, never forget."
AVA MALLORY has been a grade school teacher, a psychiatric technician, a dementia unit nurse manager, and a hospice nurse. She has embarrassed herself in front of handsome celebrities, won vocal contests much to the chagrin of her children, survived a major earthquake, and nearly drowned when she mistakenly thought a YMCA lifeguard asked her to dive into the deep end on her first day of swim lessons. She and her eternally annoyed children share their home with a massive collection of books and a never-ending supply of new book ideas.
AVA is best known for what she calls her Mysteries with Heart. She loves a great madcap adventure with lovable, yet ornery and sometimes precocious characters, who play hard, laugh often, never mind their own business, bicker, squabble, and tease relentlessly, but never forget that deep down they fiercely love each other, even if they can't bring themselves to admit it.
The best career advice I've ever received? “Read obsessively. Write furiously. Edit carefully.”
Who would have guessed, all those years ago, that Pamela Martin would someday be able to say, "I am a writer!"? Pam grew up an Air Force brat, which gave her the foundation to write creative stories – she saw a lot of new places and met quite a few "characters" along the way. Those are still cherished memories, and they taught important life lessons -- flexibility, acceptance, respect, patriotism.
After graduating with a BAT from Sam Houston State University, Pam began my career as a teacher, starting out in first grade and, eventually, moving all the way to middle school and high school. Throughout that part of her working life, Pam wrote the occasional press release, many curriculum units, and related classroom materials, but writing was a sideline until about 2008, when she took a step past the light and became a freelance writer. Hundreds of articles, product descriptions and blog posts later, she found the opportunity to write fiction, what turned out to be her true career love!
“Writing is the only profession I know where you can sit in a rocking chair, staring out over the ocean, and call it working.”
Karen McCullough likes to set her imagination free to roam this universe and others in search of interesting stories. As a result, she’s the author of more than a dozen published novels and novellas in the mystery, romance, romantic suspense, paranormal, and fantasy genres. She's won several awards, including an Eppie Award for best fantasy novel and has been a finalist for an Eppie award four times, as well as finaling in the Daphne, Prism, Lories, Rising Star awards and several others. Her short fiction has appeared in a number of anthologies and magazines.
A former computer programmer, magazine editor, and web developer, she is now writing full-time. Karen lives in North Carolina with her husband of many years. Her favorite activity beside writing is visiting her three children and eight grandchildren, who are scattered around the world.
"When I began to write again I noticed a trend - writing dark unhappy stories made me unhappy. So I made a decision to write a novel with a happy ending and I have been writing happy stories ever since."
I am an Australian author who writes contemporary women's fiction including chick lit and romance.
I have written all my life especially as a child when I loved to write short stories and poetry. At University I studied Creative Writing as part of my Communication degree. Afterwards when I was busy working in public relations I didn't write for pleasure for quite a few years although I wrote many media releases, brochures and newsletters. (And I still do in my day-job!)
I live on Sydney's Northern Beaches with my husband and daughter where I enjoy drinking copious amounts of coffee and long walks on the beach.
"The thing I love most about writing is the opportunity to make personal connections with people who enjoy reading my books."
Becky Muth is a coffee addict who lives in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia with her husband and their adult sons. Although she started out writing ghost stories inspired by actual folklore, Becky has since transitioned to writing sweet romance, romantic suspense, and cozy mysteries.
Becky's love of all creatures great and small shows through her writing. Her umpteen pets, which include both dogs and reptiles, often inspire the fictional animals that appear in her books.
“One can never be lonely when they open the pages of a good book.”
Home is where the heart lies. Nan O'Berry grew up listening to stories at her grandparents' feet. So it's not surprising that her love of a good story pushed her to begin writing her own tales for enjoyment. As these grew she shared her historical and contemporary perspectives about the heroes of her imagination, cowboys, lumberjacks, and the country they founded to friends who urged her to give it a go.
Armed with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Degree from Old Dominion University, Mrs. O’Berry loves finding those interesting facts that might lead to a good story material. So pull up a chair and grab that glass of sweet tea and enjoy.
"I write because the world needs more Happily Ever Afters."
Ann Omasta is a USA Today bestselling author.
Ann’s Top Ten list of likes, dislikes, and oddities:
1. I despise whipped cream. There, I admitted it in writing. Let the ridiculing begin.
2. Even though I have lived as far south as Key Largo, Florida, and as far north as Maine, I landed in the middle.
3. If I don't make a conscious effort not to, I will drink nothing but tea morning, noon, and night. Hot tea, sweet tea, green tea––I love it all.
4. There doesn't seem to be much in life that is better than coming home to a couple of big dogs who are overjoyed to see me. My other family members usually show significantly less enthusiasm about my return.
5. Singing in my bestest, loudest voice does not make my family put on their happy faces. This includes the big, loving dogs referenced above.
6. Yes, I am aware that bestest is not a word.
7. Dorothy was right. There's no place like home.
8. All of the numerous bottles in my shower must be lined up with their labels facing out. It makes me feel a little like Julia Roberts' mean husband from the movie Sleeping with the Enemy, but I can't seem to control this particular quirk.
9. I love, love, love finding a great bargain!
10. Did I mention that I hate whipped cream? It makes my stomach churn to look at it, touch it, smell it, or even think about it. Great––now I'm thinking about it. Ick!
“Stories may be similar, but the people in them make each one unique.”
Cheryl is a USA Today bestselling author from beautiful Auckland, New Zealand with two alter egos: C.A. Phipps who writes mysteries and Cheryl Phipps who writes women’s fiction-often over-lapping as these things do. A lover of stories filled with feisty heroines, suave heroes, and wonderful small towns, she enjoys crafting her own heart-warming tales of strong family ties, mixed in with a little romance, humor, and delicious baking!
With a wonderful husband who she married the moment she left school (yes, they were high school sweethearts) by her side, she is devoted to her children and grandchildren and loves animals of all kinds, especially bossy cats! Her favorite things are family times, travel, and cooking-in that order.
“I hope you enjoy romances with Bold Women and Brainy Men who are Smart and Strong Enough to handle them...”
USA TODAY bestselling author Victoria Pinder moved cross country and now lives in Denver though her books always take her right back to Miami, where she lived for years. She’s currently expecting another baby and raising the first one, both of whom inspire her writing. Somewhere in between using drama to make her humdrum days seem more interesting and falling in love with happily-ever-afters to offer hope to her readers, she takes to her fictional world where all her characters in Miami might mention or meet each other in one huge world and discovers what her bold heroine and her brainy, sexy hero might need to really find true love.
"Life is better with a little bit of magic" <<jazz hands>>
When the sweet, silly, and secretly mischievous Melissa Storm met up with sultry mermaid goth, Mallory Crowe, magic just kind of happened. They decided to channel their powers for the good of readers everywhere, and thus Mila Riggs was born. One part lazy Chihuahua (Melissa’s dog Mila) and one part stage-five clinger pit bull (Mallory’s dog, Rigby Riggs), their joint adventures are always quirky, unpredictable, and a whole lot of fun.
Do you believe in magic? Because it’s about to happen right before your very eyes. Just turn that first page and… POOF!
“Happiness is a cup of Coffee and a good Book.
Marie Savage is a self-published contemporary southern romance author who has a love for family, friendships, patriotic spirit, and hometown pride.
Born and raised in the Florida Panhandle, she has always had a love for reading and writing, with the romance genre being her obvious favorite. Her desire to expand her horizons, led her to join the United States Air Force and proudly serve her country for six years.
While stationed in California, she met her true love and together they have shared life's beautiful joys and tragic losses. After spending over half her life in the Central Valley of California, she has moved back home to the Wiregrass area of Alabama, where her passion for writing first began.