Siri Caldwell does not believe in waiting for frogs to turn into princesses, because really? Frogs are easier to relate to. Her fun lesbian romance novels have finaled in the Lambda Literary, Golden Crown Literary Society, and Rainbow awards.
Kerri Carpenter writes contemporary romances, usually set in small towns. She enjoys reading, cooking, watching movies, taking Zumba classes, rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams, and anything sparkly. Kerri lives in Northern Virginia with her adorable (and mischievous) poodle mix, Harry.
Ruth writes to delight her readers with heroic and passionate historical romance novels filled with magic, adventurous twists, and happy endings about women awakening to their power and the men who deserve them.
A retired Navy Chief, Diana Cosby is an international bestselling author of Scottish medieval romantic suspense. Her award-winning books are available in five languages. Diana has appeared at Lady Jane’s Salon in NYC, in Woman’s Day, on USA Today’s romance blog Happily Ever After, MSN.com, and in Texoma Living Magazine.
Robin Covington, who NYT Best Selling authors Robyn Carr and Carly Phillips said was their new “auto-buy author”, writes sizzling hot contemporary and paranormal romance. A Night of Southern Comfort, her best-selling debut novel was touted by RT Book Reviews as bringing a “fresh, modern feel to the genre while still sticking to the things that get our adrenaline pumping — sex and danger”. When she’s not exploring the theme of fooling around and falling in love, she’s collecting tasty man candy, indulging in a little comic book geek love and stalking Joe Mangianello.
Misha Crews is the author of timeless tales of heart and home and exciting romantic suspense. Misha’s debut novel, “Homesong,” was published in 2008 and was a finalist for the Bronte Prize for Romantic Fiction. Her first contemporary romantic suspense, “Her Secret Bodyguard” went to the top of Amazon’s Hot New Releases in 2011.
Olivia Dade (Published)
Olivia writes contemporary romantic comedy with plenty of sex, banter, and nerdery as Olivia Dade, as well as futuristic, paranormal, and sci-fi romance as Olivia Dart. When not writing, she cooks alongside her husband, watches way too much Food Network and HGTV (talk to her about shiplap sometime), and tries to hide her collection of gloriously smutty romances from her curious daughter.
PA DePaul writes angelic/demonic fantasy romance, contemporary romantic suspense, and erotica. As you can see by the list, the voices in her head are a diverse bunch who don’t care about genres–they just want their stories told. She belongs to both the Washington DC chapter and New Jersey chapter and is about to become the Treasurer for NJRW.
Cecelia Dowdy is a world traveler who’s had several contemporary Christian romances and short stories published. She loves to read, write, and bake desserts in her spare time. She currently resides with her husband and young son in Maryland.
Jen Doyle (Published)
Award-winning author Leigh Duncan spent years moving about the country, but now calls Central Florida’s east coast her home. Rancher’s Son, her fourth book for Harlequin American Romance is a December 2012 release; Rodeo Daughter was an RT Magazine Top Pick! for June 2012 and will soon be available in a Larger-Print edition. In addition to Washington Romance Writers, Leigh serves as the published author (PAN) liaison for the Space Coast Authors of Romance (Florida STAR).
Pintip Dunn writes futuristic young adult fiction about the choices that define us. She is a 2012 Golden Heart® finalist and is represented by literary agent Beth Miller of Writers House. She lives with her husband and children in Maryland.
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