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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Nadine loves hearing from and interacting with her readers, and can be reached at NadineMillardAuthor@gmail.com or on Facebook. 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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. Connect with Carly at http://www.carlyfall.com/.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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. She welcomes email from her readers and can be reached at Danelle@danelleharmon.com.
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. Elizabeth’s website is: http://elizabethrosenovels.com where you will find book trailers, sneak peeks at upcoming covers, excerpts from her books, as well as original recipes of food that her characters eat in her stories.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.