Katherine Achatz

MC Close upKatherine Achatz is a fifth generation Coloradoan who grew up outside a small, isolated town in the mountains. She is a Northwestern Law grad, former real estate development lawyer, and currently makes her living writing about tax law. She has been a lover of romance novels since her grandmother gave her a bag of old Harlequins when she was in junior high school. She writes romantic suspense and contemporary romance and can’t wait to make it her day job.


Stoni Alexander (Published)


Stoni Alexander writes erotic romance about tortured alpha males and independent, strong-willed heroines. In a previous life, she ventured into acting, appearing in numerous television, film and stage productions before transitioning to a successful career in business. Stoni spent her childhood moving around like a gypsy and appreciates her deep-seated roots in the DC Metro area. She’s married to the love of her life, is an über-proud football mom, and dreams of the day when her muse will inspire her at will.


Kathy Altman (Published)


Kathy Altman writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense and the occasional ode to chocolate. She’s published by Harlequin Superromance, and contributes to USA Today’s “Happy Ever After” blog. When she’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.


Kathryn Anderson


Kathryn Anderson developed her love of writing at the age of ten, when she wrote about haunted houses and wild west adventures where the girls always got to be heroes. She is currently working on a young adult fantasy romance series where the girls still get to be heroes, and they get the boy. Kathryn has served WRWDC as president, vice president, retreat chair (twice), board member, contest chair and in other volunteer roles.


Sarah AndreSarah Andre

Twitter: @SarahRSWriter

Sarah Andre lives in SWFL, but has so many WRW friends she decided to join the chapter. In June of 2015 Sarah debuted her Romantic Suspense: LOCKED, LOADED and LYING to rave reviews. She hopes to publish a second novel by year’s end.


Lisa E. Arlt (Published)


Lisa E. Arlt writes young adult novels, women’s fiction, and is currently working on a memoir. The constants are strong females triumphing over challenges to create their unique happily-ever-after. Lisa has published one novel with Harlequin and a dozen romantic short stories internationally.


Dee Armstrong

Dee Armstrong


Dee has always lived life with stories playing in her head. It’s not unusual for her to drift off into an imaginary world for a moment, where she rewrites the events around her and finishes the tale with a happy ending where good triumphs over evil.

She writes from the heart and hopes that someday her stories will be in print for others to enjoy. Until then, she learns and practices her craft, showers her children, husband and pets with love, and keeps dreaming.


Catherine Asaro (Published)

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Catherine Asaro’s stories blend hard science fiction, romance, and exciting space adventure. A two-time winner of the Nebula Award from SFWA, she has also earned recognition from the romance community as a finalist in the RITA contest and three-time winner of the Romantic Times Book Club Award. She has published over twenty novels, many of which belong to her acclaimed saga of the Skolian Empire, and her Lost Continent fantasy series helped launch Harlequin imprint Luna Books.


V. R. Avent (Published)WRW-Capitol-Logo.jpg


A native Washingtonian, V.R. Avent is an independent author who writes erotic romances. These romances are always mixed with enjoyable drama, new adult, and multicultural/interracial story lines. She is a mother of one and lives in Washington, DC, with her beautiful daughter. V. R. loves cooking and having a blast and is often busy at work, writing erotic romances balanced with just enough drama to keep you captivated.