Emelle GambleEmelle Gamble (Published)


Marsha Nuccio is writing these days as Emelle Gamble. She started as M.L. Gamble writing Harlequin Intrigues, but found the initials and search engines a little snarky, so opted for a new name. She’s now with SoulMate Publishing doing women’s fiction and romance.


Darlene Gardner (Published)

Darlene Gardner


Darlene Gardner left her life as a newspaper sportswriter behind for love and romance. She has more than 30 books in print, from single-title romantic comedies to emotionally charged family dramas. She’s currently self publishing updated editions from her backlist and working on a series of paranormal romances for teens. That is, when she’s not playing tennis.


Tracee Lydia Garner (Published)

Tracee Lydia Garner


Tracee Lydia Garner is an award-winning author of eight books. Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Tracee writers contemporary, suspenseful and scandalous tales involving senators, US government and all sorts of political drama. Tracee holds a degree in Communications from Old Dominion University. She tremendously enjoys the written and spoken word and has been writing for over 15 years. Tracee’s latest books include the Parker Brothers trilogy with Anchored Hearts and Deadly Affections. The third and final book in the series releases in 2017.


Diane Gaston (Published)


Diane Gaston is a long time WRW member and the award-winning author of Regency Historical Romance for Harlequin Historical, Mills & Boon Historical, and other Harlequin branches worldwide. Diane’s awards include a RITA for Best Regency Romance, the National Readers Choice Award, the Golden Quill, the Orange Rose (now called Booksellers Best), and the Holt Medallion Award of Merit. The award of which she is the proudest, though, is WRW’s Nancy Richards-Akers Mentoring Award.


Krista Hall (Published)



Krista Hall writes romantic suspense and won the 2013 Golden Heart® Award for her debut novel BROKEN PLACES. She lives in Northern Virginia and can also be found online at the romantic suspense group blog KissAndThrill.com.


Cristin HarberCristin Harber


Cristin Harber writes award-winning contemporary romance and romantic suspense with a little steam and sizzle. A native Northern Virginian and a graduate of University of Louisville, she is a recovering politico and lover of all things book and dog related. Cristin and her husband have a daughter and English Bulldog.


Georgiana Marie Harding

Georgiana Marie Harding



Georgiana Harding lives in Virginia Beach with her ‘Southern gentleman’ husband and devoted Coton de Tulear named Buddy.

Focused on finishing her work in progress, the ‘BAD BOY BILLIONAIRES’ series about ‘free-spirited women and sinfully sexy, rich heroes,’ she breaks up the full days with reading, a Netflix addiction, yoga and walking on the beach (no more shoveling snow!) She ends the day with her own romantic hero, cuddly pup and a nice glass of Shiraz.


Liliana Hart (Published)


Liliana Hart became addicted to writing after finishing her first book her freshman year of college, and she knew she’d found what she was meant to do with her life. She has no idea why she majored in music. She is a bestselling and award-winning author in both the mystery and romance genres, and since self-publishing in June of 2011, she’s sold more than half a million ebooks all over the world.


Kim_Headlee_2006_150x150Kim Headlee (Published)


Kim Headlee writes critically acclaimed Arthurian romantic fiction, and she also writes historical romances set in other time periods and locales as Kimberly Iverson. She lives on a farm in the mountains of southwestern Virginia with her family, cats, fish, goats, Great Pyrenees goat guards, and assorted wildlife. People and creatures come & go, but the cave and the 250-year-old house ruins—the latter having been occupied as recently as the mid-20th century—seem to be sticking around for a while yet.


Helen Hester-Ossa

Helen Hester-Ossa has served WRW as judge for Marlene contests, volunteer for the Get a Clue programs, member of the speaker taping team for the monthly chapter meetings, and Treasurer. Until recently Helen wrote, edited, and designed the Skeptical Eye, a periodical for the National Capital Area Skeptics, where she wrote on a Leesburg ghost hunter, NIH alternative medicine, chiropractic, psychic cold readings, and dowsing, among others. Helen began her career as a medical writer for the LSU Medical School’s Specialized Center of Research in Arteriosclerosis in New Orleans, where, in addition to writing a weekly newspaper column and editing research publications, she edited a 450-page book on heart disease. Once she came to the Washington, DC, area, she worked as a publications specialist for defense engineering firms before moving to the Copyright Office as the head of the Publications Section. Helen is currently writing a romantic suspense.

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