Psychological Suspense | Romantic Thriller
Alicia Anthony‘s first novels were illegible scribbles on the back of her truck driver father’s logbook trip tickets. Having graduated from scribbles to laptop, she now pens novels of psychological suspense in the quiet of the wee morning hours. A full-time elementary school Literacy Specialist, Alicia hopes to pass on her passion for books and writing to the students she teaches.
A two time Golden Heart® finalist and Silver Quill Award winner, Alicia finds her inspiration in exploring the dark, dusty corners of the human experience. Alicia is a graduate of Spalding University’s School of Creative & Professional Writing (MFA), Ashland University (M.Ed.) and THE Ohio State University (BA). Go Bucks! She lives in rural south-central Ohio with her amazingly patient and supportive husband, incredibly understanding teenage daughter, two dogs, three horses, a plethora of both visiting and resident barn cats, and some feral raccoons who have worn out their welcome.
When she’s not writing or teaching, Alicia loves to travel and experience new places. Click here for more.
Medieval Historical Romance | Regency & Viking Romance
I am a firm believer in love at first sight. My heroes and heroines might do their best to deny it but the alchemy is inescapable. Passion burns in my page-turning adventures, turning to ashes whatever obstacles a hostile medieval world can throw in its path.
Besides writing, I have two addictions-crosswords and genealogy, probably the reason I love research.
I am a fool for cats.
I live on Canada’s scenic west coast now, but I was born and raised in the UK and I love breathing life into history.
Escape with me to where romance began and get intimate with history! Click here for more.
Historical Romance | Contemporary Romance
Married to the same man for over 25 years, I am a mother to three children and two Miniature Wiener dogs.
After owning a business and experiencing considerable success, my husband and I got caught in the financial crisis and lost everything; our business, our home, even our car. At this point, I put my B.A. in Poly Sci to use and took work as a waitress and bartender.
Unwilling to give up on a professional life, I simultaneously went back to college and obtained a degree in Energy Management. And then the energy market dropped off. And then my dog died. I can only be grateful for this series of unfortunate events, for, with nothing to lose and completely demoralized, I sat down and began to write the romance novels which had until then, existed only in my imagination.
I am happy to have found my place in life. Finally. Click here for more.
Non Fiction Humor | Non Fiction Inspirational
Anne K. Bardsley is a humor writer, blogger, and author of How I Earned My Wrinkles: Musings on Marriage, Motherhood, and Menopause. With five kids, a family business, animals galore and a wrinkle maker of a husband, she was destined to be wrinkled.
Then menopause arrived and life was never the same! Her second book, Angel Bumps…Hello From Heaven, is a heartfelt book with stories of people who have been touched by a loved one from Heaven. This is a feel good book that will touch your heart. After reading the essays, you’ll be open to the possibility of your own Angel Bumps and a hello from Heaven. You will never feel alone in the world again.
Anne currently resides in St. Petersburg, Florida. Click here for more.
Erotic Romance | Contemporary Romance
Barbra Campbell writes fast and hot contemporary romance/erotic romance as an escape from the regular world. When she was raising her natural-born children, exchange students, dogs, cats, birds, horses, chickens, a rabbit, and a cow, she found time to nearly get her PhD in Genetics, help with her husband’s construction company, play cello in multiple symphonies, and volunteer for roughly seven hundred organizations.
Life happened. New paths were taken, and she’s finally escaped most of the rat race to dream up sexy fantasy worlds where the characters are guaranteed a Happily Ever After, or at least a Happy For Now! And since she’s busy, she appreciates stories that get right to the point! Click here for more.
After a career of college teaching, Barry Knister returned to writing fiction. The Dating Service, his first novel, was published by Berkley. He’s written four other novels, including Just Bill, The Anything Goes Girl, Deep North, and Godsend. Knister is the past secretary of Detroit Working Writers and the former director of the Cranbrook Summer Writers Conference. He has published travel and humor in local markets and writes an occasional blog/column for the Naples (Florida) Daily News. He lives in Michigan with his wife Barbara, and their Aussie shepherd, Skylar. Click here for more.
Children’s Picture Books
I’m Brynn Hochman, the author of children’s picture rhyming book, The Perfect Swish. I am currently a 17 year-old high school student living with my family in Los Angeles, CA. This story was inspired by my experiences in overcoming my own fears and watching others do the same through the work of my family (since I was 8 years old) raising money and delivering thousands of wheelchairs to people all over the world. During one trip to Vietnam, I met a little boy who was initially very fearful about being in his new wheelchair. Up until that time, he had been carried by his family or was moved by them on a blanket or in a wheelbarrow. I watched as the little boy was placed in what seemed to be a foreign object. He looked terrified to move. This all changed when the boy’s older (fully mobile) brother walked up and whispered something in his little brother’s ear. The little boy’s eyes suddenly lit up and he started using all of his strength to maneuver and move the wheelchair on his own. It was this boy’s strength and determination and the love and support of his family and friends that made me want to write a children’s book with this universal message. The Perfect Swish is about Rabbit, who with his friends, Bear, Cheetah, Monkey and Kanga, learn the lessons of strength, love, friendship and overcoming one’s fears. Click here for more.
Paranormal Romance | Thriller
CS Kendall first sparked an interest in writing in the third grade and has been toying with various story ideas since.
Finally, a few years ago she decided to put pen to paper and really give it a go. The Killing Cure Series is her debut work.
In her day job she feels honored to serve as a therapist in a private practice setting where she is daily inspired by the stories of struggle, courage. and overcoming her clients entrust to her. Walking through the difficulties of depression, anxiety and major life transitions is a privilege she feels humbled to be a part of. She incorporates themes she sees in her work, of humanity warring with aspiration to be better, of suffering and triumphing. She believes it truly is the story of humanity, those common experiences and struggles–sometimes endured in silent desperation–that connect us all. And she loves to find creative ways to convey that to her writing.
CS lives happily with her one and only husband, two cats, one dog and two children in southwest Michigan. Click here for more.
USA Today best-selling author Carly Fall is a wife, a mother, and a slave to the dog, Nicky. She is the author of the award-winning series, the Six Saviors. She is also the author of the Supernatural Renegades series, and other paranormal and contemporary romance. Click here for more.
Pirate & Historical Romance
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Danelle Harmon has written seventeen critically acclaimed and award-winning books, with many being published all over the world. A Massachusetts native, she has lived in Great Britain, though these days she and her English husband make their home in New England with their daughter Emma and numerous animals including five dogs, an Egyptian Arabian horse, and a flock of pet chickens. Danelle enjoys reading, spending time with family, friends and her animals, dog showing, plane-spotting, and sailing her reproduction 19th century skiff, Kestrel II. Click here for more.
Historical Romance – Victorian & Western
All my life, I’ve wanted to be a writer. Even as a child, my sister claims all I ever did was sit in my closet and scribble in a notebook. Now, I concede the scribbling part, but not the closet part! Why would I need to sit in my closet when I had a perfectly good desk? In any event, I won my first writing contest when I was seven, and I was hooked! I married young, and soon had three wonderful little boys running around the house, so writing took a backseat for several years as I worked a variety of jobs that I hated.
Once I started seriously pursuing a writing career, I found it was not as easy as I had expected, and I was not the prodigy I had imagined. But I joined a writer’s group, and made a ton of writing friends along the way who showed me the error of my ways and unselfishly helped me to get a little better. By the time I sold my first book in 2006, I’d already been at this for over ten years and was about ready to give up. Rejection is hard!!! But holding that first book in my hands made it all worth it! Now my sons are all grown up, and two of them have babies of their own, and being a grandma rocks! I now have all the time in the world to devote to telling the stories that just won’t let me sleep. I hope you enjoy them. Click here for more.
Eileen Rendahl (Carr)
Mystery | Thriller | Romantic Suspense | Romantic Comedy | Urban Fantasy
Eileen Rendahl is the national-bestselling and award-winning author of the Messenger series and four Chick Lit novels. Her alter ego, Eileen Carr, writes romantic suspense.
Both Eileens were born in Dayton, Ohio. She moved when she was four and only remembers that she was born across the street from Baskin-Robbins. Eileen remembers anything that has to do with ice cream. Or chocolate. Or champagne.
She has had many jobs and lived in many cities and feels unbelievably lucky to be where she is now and to be doing what she’s doing. Click here for more. Click here for more.
USA Today Bestselling Author, Elise Marion is a lover of books and has a special place in her heart for sweet and sensual romance. Writing about love across all walks of life is her passion, as is reaching people through the written word. The Army wife and stay-at-home mother of three spends most of her time taking care of her children. Her second job includes writing stories about characters that people can fall in love with. When the Texas native isn’t caring for her family or writing, you can usually find her with her nose in a book, singing loudly, or cooking up something new in the kitchen. Click here for more.
Historical Romance | Contemporary Romance | Paranormal Historical Romance
Elizabeth Rose is the bestselling author of 75 books and counting. She writes medieval, historical, contemporary, paranormal, and western romance. She is an amazon all-star, and a multi-time award finalist. Her books appear as ebooks, print, and some audiobooks as well. Her favorite characters in her works include dark, dangerous and tortured heroes, and feisty, independent heroines who know how to wield a sword. She loves writing 14th century medievals, and is known for her medieval series. Elizabeth started out over twenty years ago as a traditionally published author. But life takes its twists and turns and after losing her day job she decided to try her hand at Indie publishing. She started self-publishing, creating her own covers and her own book trailers on a dare from her two sons and has accomplished great feats in the last few years. She loves anything paranormal and is inspired by spending time in nature. Elizabeth has a secret garden that serves as her outdoor office where she writes in the summer. This same secret garden inspired her latest series, Secrets of the Heart, and is the setting of these books. Click here for more.
Time-Travel Romance | Contemporary Romance | Chick-Lit
Engy Neville is a novelist, bringing vibrant characters to life and a blogger seeking to empower women to live their best lives even during life’s challenging seasons. She is a certified yoga teacher and believes in the profound impact of meditation for a better quality of life. Her own journey to maintaining Zen during life’s chaotic blessings has inspired her blog, Chasing Zen. Engy is a Southern California native now living in Boston, Massachusetts with her husband, two kids and two dogs. Click here for more.
Historical & Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Jacki Delecki is a USA TODAY Best Selling author whose stories are filled with heart-pounding adventure, danger, intrigue, and romance.
Her books have consistently received rave reviews, and AN INNER FIRE was chosen as an Editor’s Selection by USA Today. Currently, she has three series: the contemporary romantic suspense Impossible Mission, featuring Delta Force operatives; Grayce Walters, contemporary romantic suspense following a Seattle animal acupuncturist with a nose for crime; and the Code Breakers, Regency suspense set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Delecki’s stories reflect her lifelong love affair with the arts and history. When not writing, she volunteers for Seattle’s Ballet and Opera Companies, and leads children’s tours of Pike Street Market. Click here for more.
Children | Young Teens
Jenna Zark is a columnist, lyricist, playwright, and novelist. Her play A Body of Water was published by Dramatists Play Service and produced at Circle Repertory Company in New York. Other plays were produced in the Twin Cities, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and elsewhere. As a former staff writer at Scholastic Choices magazine, Zark wrote extensively for middle school and junior high students. Zark is currently working on a musical and figuring out where Ruby is going in the third and final Beat Street novel. Click here for more
Kandi J. Wyatt
Fantasy | Young Adult | Children
Even as a young girl, author Kandi J Wyatt, had a knack for words. She loved to read them, even if it was on a shampoo bottle! By high school Kandi had learned to put words together on paper to create stories for those she loved. Nowadays, she writes for her kids, whether that’s her own five or the hundreds of students she’s been lucky to teach. When Kandi’s not spinning words to create stories, she’s using them to teach students about Spanish, life, and leadership. Click here to read more.
Lynn ( Rosamund) Winchester
Historical Romance: Sweet (Steamy)
Lynn Winchester is the pseudonym of a hardworking California-born conservative, now living in the wilds of Northeast Pennsylvania. Lynn has been writing fiction since the 5th grade and enjoys creating worlds, characters, and stories for her readers.
Lynn writes charming, romantic romance that focuses on the growth of the relationship and the power of true love. As her popular alter-ego, Rosamund Winchester, Lynn (Rosamund) writes sexy historical romance with an edge of darkness.
When Lynn isn’t writing as herself or as Rosamund, she is running a successful editing business, reading whatever she can get her hands on, raising her four children, making sure her husband is happy, and binge-watching shows on Netflix. Click here for more.
Young Adult, Contemporary & Historical Romance
Maggie Dallen is a big city girl living in Montana. She writes adult and young adult romantic comedies in a range of genres. An unapologetic addict of all things romance, she loves to connect with fellow avid readers. Click here for more.
Middle Grade | Young Adult | Horror/Thriller
Marshall Cobb was born in Fort Collins, Colorado. He has worked as a short-order cook, a groundskeeper, and a spokesman for a bat conversation group. Eventually, he found his footing in the world of finance. He spent the first twelve years in this arena marketing the offerings of large financial institutions. He spent the last thirteen in operating his own practice, which helped companies find the best deals possible for the retirement plans of their employees.
Along the way, Marshall built a reputation and a following for the articles he penned regarding finance and investments. These pieces were incorporated into the employee newsletters of many of his larger clients and quoted extensively in the media.
He is presently working on several very different series of books that span the genres of story book, middle-grade reader, young adult fantasy, and horror/thriller. He has also amassed an archive of blog posts on a variety of subjects. The common thread of these posts is the failings of Marshall as a human being. There is ample material, and plenty more posts to follow.
Marshall currently resides in Canada with his wife and their increasingly teen-aged boys. Click here for more.
Mary Lancaster lives in Scotland with her husband, three mostly grown-up kids and a small, crazy dog. Her first literary love was historical fiction, a genre which she relishes mixing up with romance and adventure in her own writing. Several of her novels feature actual historical characters as diverse as Hungarian revolutionaries, medieval English outlaws, and a family of eternally rebellious royal Scots. To say nothing of Vlad the Impaler. Her most recent books are light, fun Regency romances written for Dragonblade Publishing: The Imperial Season series set at the Congress of Vienna; and the popular Blackhaven Brides series, which is set in a fashionable English spa town frequented by the great and the bad of Regency society. Click here for more.
Meara Platt is a USA Today bestselling, award winning author, and an Amazon UK All Star. Her Regency romances are infused with humor and heart, and her fantasy/paranormal stories add just enough darkness to keep her readers intrigued. For Meara, romance is a journey of enchantment, so whether you are looking for funny, uplifting escapes in her Farthingales series and Book of Love series, or wish to be transported into edgier, Fae/dragon other worlds (Dark Gardens series), or somewhere in between (Braydens series) take the journey and enjoy! Click here for more.
Neal Roberts and his wife live on Long Island, New York, where they have two grown children. Neal is a practicing attorney and adjunct law professor, and spends as much time as possible researching his next novel while enhancing his lawyer’s pallor. When he’s not writing Elizabethan politico-legal novels, practicing law, or teaching, he’s an editor of an international peer-reviewed publication in the field of intellectual property law. Neal is also an avid student of Elizabethan literature and politics, which subjects form the basis of his first novel, A Second Daniel. His analysis of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 121 has been extensively cited by some of the most important authorities seeking to identify the true author of the poems and plays attributed to William Shakespeare. Click here for more.
Nadine Millard is a bestselling writer hailing from Dublin, Ireland. When she’s not writing historical romance, she’s managing her chaotic household of three children, a husband and a very spoiled dog! She’s a big fan of coffee and wine with a good book, and will often be found at her laptop at 2am when a book idea strikes. Click here for more.
R.L. Greene loves to create realistic characters with unforgettable personalities. Of course, they invariably turn on him around chapter two and won’t let him have any say about their lives after that. While he’s come to accept the fact that he’s just the guy that does all the typing, he very much resents that he routinely gives life to selfish, inconsiderate almost people that have no gratitude. Roger believes in things like redemption, reconciliation, and forgiveness and forces his ungrateful characters to get along with each other whether they like it or not. In the end, he will occasionally admit that his characters told a better story than he ever would have come up with on his own – but not always – because why should they get all the credit?
Scarlett’s debut novel was published in 2010. Since then, she has become a wife, a mother to identical twins and one naughty dog, and a killer karaoke singer (or so she pretends). She likes Middle English, poetry, chips and salsa, the Foo Fighters, romance novels, history, and the serial comma. But not necessarily in that order. Click here for more.
Contemporary Romance| Romantic Suspense | Urban Fantasy | Erotica
Award winning author Sharla Wylde has been daydreaming about fantasy worlds forever. After sneaking a romance novel at age fourteen, she fell in love and never looked back. Penning short stories was a way to relieve boredom and entertain close friends.
Born in Wisconsin and raised in small towns in the mid-west, Sharla now lives in Texas with her family and three dogs who are all supportive of her writing. Writing, reading, watching movies, gardening, and playing ball with the dogs are high priorities. She enjoys traveling and tries to visit a new destination every year, but a reading marathon about sexy hunks while either sitting on a beautiful beach or cruising the Caribbean is the ideal downtime.
Sharla is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Passionate Ink (Erotic Romance online chapter), Contemporary Romance Writers (CRW), and Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Romance Authors (FF&P). She writes contemporary, romantic suspense, and urban fantasy, some a little bit wild and others a whole lot wild. Click here for more.
Sofie Darling is an award-winning author of historical romance. Her debut novel, THREE LESSONS IN SEDUCTION, is a winner of the Writers’ League of Texas’ Manuscript Contest in the Romance Category in 2016. Sofie spent much of her twenties raising two boys and reading every book she could get her hands on. Once she realized she simply had to write the books she loved, she finished her English degree and embarked on her writing career. Mr. Darling and the boys gave her their wholehearted blessing. When Sofie’s not writing heroes who make her swoon, she runs a marathon in a different state every year, visits crumbling medieval castles whenever she gets a chance, and enjoys a slightly codependent relationship with her beagle, Bosco. Click here for more.
T.L. Christianson is the author of the Shades of Red series, so if you like vampires, science and mystery, then check it out!
When she’s not in her writing hole, you’ll find her outside, reading, or binging Netflix. She’s a Colorado native, a wife, and mother to two crazy teenagers. Oh yeah, and she LOVES science. Click here for more.
Tamara Gill is an Australian author who grew up in an old mining town in country South Australia, where her love of history was founded. So much so, she made her darling husband travel to the UK for their honeymoon, where she dragged him from one historical monument and castle to another. Click here for more.
Whether it’s restlessness, wanderlust, or train fever, I love stories about journeys. So that’s what I write – books steeped in the lush details of history that tell of heroines thoroughly devoted to their sense of place, even when it’s the wrong place and the heroes who catapult, challenge and cherish those heroines, even when they have no intention of setting down roots.
FROM your arm chair, your train carriage, your vivid imagination, come and join me on the ultimate adventure. Click here for more.
USA Today Bestselling Author, Tammy Andresen lives with her husband and three children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in blueberry fields and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classics. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English literature and education. She never left Massachusetts, but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visits often. Click here for more.
Tamsen Schultz is the author of the romantic suspense Windsor Series and the short story, American Kin. She’s an RWA Daphne Du Maurier Excellence in Mystery finalist and three time finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association annual contest.
In addition to being a writer, she has a background in the field of international conflict resolution, has co-founded a non-profit, and currently works in corporate America. Like most lawyers, she spends a disproportionate amount of time thinking (and writing) about what it might be like to do something else.
She lives in a small rural town, not far from Napa, full of males including her husband, two teenage sons, four cats, a dog, and a gender-neutral, but well-stocked, wine rack. Click here for more.
Suspense | Thriller | Supernatural
Tim Sabados has been an emergency room nurse for over eleven years and a part time paramedic for nineteen. A native born Detroiter having interests in painting, sculpture and drawing, it was only natural that he turned to creative writing to fulfill that artistic gap formed by the excessive amount of technical writing required of him during nursing school.
His influences in fiction have come from interests in various mystical concepts and the many unusual situations presented to him during his medical career. More importantly, his writing strays from any one single genre, but instead blends them together to create a literary experience that allows a vibrant mental journey, and the ability to contemplate the multi-faceted aspects of life. Something he feels the reader will find enjoyable on top of an entertaining story. Click here for more
Tracy’s storytelling career began when she picked up a copy of LaVyrle Spencer’s Vows on a college beach trip. A journalism degree and a thousand romance novels later, she decided to try her hand at writing a southern version of the perfect love story. With a great deal of luck and more than a bit of perseverance, she sold her first novel to Kensington Publishing.
When not writing sensual stories featuring complex characters and lush settings, Tracy can be found reading romance, snowboarding, watching college football and figuring out how she can get to 100 countries before she kicks (which is a more difficult endeavor than it used to be with her eleven-year-old son in tow). She lives in the deep south, but after spending a few years in NYC, considers herself a New Yorker at heart.
Tracy has been awarded the National Reader’s Choice, the Write Touch and the Beacon – with finalist nominations in the HOLT Medallion, Heart of Romance, Rising Stars and Reader’s Choice. Her books have been translated into German, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish. She loves hearing from readers about why she tends to pit her hero and heroine against each other and that great novel she simply must order in five seconds on her Kindle. Click here for more.
Paranormal Romance |Cozy Mystery
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, Tricia O’Malley, lives in the Caribbean with her much doted-upon dogs, Briggs and Blue. On a typical day you will find her lost in the worlds of her making or gearing up to go scuba diving. Tricia loves fun vacation reads, hates wimpy characters, and hosts a serious addiction to traveling the world. She finds inspiration on the go – and you’ll often find her books set in beautiful settings with characters tangled in affairs of the heart…or murder. Click here for more.
Steamy Historical Romance
Victoria Vale has written over two dozen Romance and Young Adult novels under various pseudonyms. As a lover of erotic romance, she enjoys nothing more than a sexy hero paired with a sassy heroine, flavored with a dash of spice and lots of heat. A wife and mother of three, she enjoys reading (of course), cooking, sewing…and other activities that aren’t appropriate for inclusion in a biography. Click here for more
Mystery | Thriller
Vito Zuppardo started collecting pieces of information in 1986 from each trip to Las Vegas, Bahamas, Monte Carlo, and the other many casinos he represented. His main job was keeping his clients happy which was a full-time job while they were vacationing at luxury casino resorts.
Vito is the author of 12 novels and started writing in 1996. His fist novel Alluring Lady Luck was based on true events from his 25 years in the casino business operating high limit gaming customers to various casinos around the world. Nevada Gaming Control said Vito Zuppardo was one of the most successful casino representatives in Nevada producing over 60 million dollars in revenue in three years. It’s his life adventures that make his books fun to read, and characters stand out.
Vito was born and raised in New Orleans and moved to Baton Rouge, after Hurricane Katrina.
Life is truly what you make of it. Click here for more.
Action & Adventure | Thriller | Mystery
Wayne Stinnett is an American novelist and a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Between those careers, he’s worked as a deckhand, commercial fisherman, divemaster, taxi driver, construction manager, and truck driver, among many other things. He lives on one of the Sea Islands of South Carolina’s Lowcountry with his wife and their youngest daughter. They also have three grown children and, five grandchildren. He grew up in Melbourne, Florida and has also lived in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and Cozumel, Mexico. Click here for more