Victoria Zak is an internationally bestselling author of Scottish historical paranormal romance. She weaves magic into her timeless tales, reminding readers anything is possible, especially with a dragon by your side. Raised in Dunedin, Florida, the sister city to Stirling Scotland, it’s no wonder she grew up fascinated with anything Scottish. Add the ocean into the mix, and it’s easy to see where Victoria finds inspiration for her stories.
When not writing, she enjoys historical research and hanging out at the nearest coffee shop. Currently, she resides in Maryland with her real-life heroes, her husband and two children.
Leslie Blake is a southern gal from North Carolina who loves writing sweet and sexy romances to make her readers swoon. Everything’s sweeter in the South has always been her mantra and she lives by it, whether it’s with her writing or in her everyday life. Maybe that’s why she’s seriously addicted to chocolate, mainly Smores Rice Krispy treats. You’ll always find them in her kitchen. When she’s not writing about her delectable heroes, she’s either on the golf course with her husband and youngest daughter, or making her famous banana pudding. It’s the perfect dessert to sit on the porch and enjoy the Carolina ocean breeze.
LuAnn McLane writes small town romance with a touch of sass and humor. Published in 2003, her novels have appeared on bestselling lists including USA Today, Nielsen BookScan, Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Her books have been featured selections for Rhapsody and Doubleday Book clubs. A love of country music led her to a collaboration with superstar Wynonna Judd with the novel Restless Heart. A member of RWA, she conducts workshops on a local and national level and connects with readers on social media. She divides her time between Kentucky, Florida and Arizona and when she isn’t writing or reading, she enjoys cooking, beachcombing and spending time with friends and family.
The Dynamic Duo
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” Walt Disney said that, and the two halves of Juliette Harper believe it wholeheartedly. Together, Massachusetts-based Patricia Pauletti, and Texan Rana K. Williamson combine their writing talents as Juliette. “She” loves to create strong female characters and place them in interesting, challenging, painful, and often comical situations. Refusing to be bound by genre, Juliette’s primary interest lies in telling good stories. Patti, who fell in love with writing when she won her first 8th grade poetry contest, has a background in music, with a love of art and design. Rana, a former journalist and university history instructor, is happiest with a camera in hand and a cat or two at home.
Diane Burke writes sweet romances in the Billionaires in Love series for Glenfinnan Publishing and inspirational romantic suspense for Love Inspired Books by Harlequin. Her first book, Whispers in the Dark, won first place in the unpublished division of The Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense and became her first published book, re-titled Midnight Caller. Her second book, Double Identity, was one of three finalists for the ACFW book of the year award.
When not writing, Diane loves spending time with her family, reading, watching movies, and is hooked on America's Got Talent.
After cutting her writing teeth as a feature writer for commercial and trade magazines, a reporter for newspapers and radio, and an executive editor for a communications company, award-winning author Lynn Crandall tuned her voracious appetite for stories to writing contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. In her books, she enjoys taking readers on emotional journeys with relatable characters who refuse to back down, and face challenges and tribulations with heart and soul. She believes every love has a story, and hers is with one handsome husband and a large, beautiful circle of family, including her cat, Willow.
Kathryn M. Hearst is a southern girl who seasons her romances with sprinkles of humor, mystery, and suspense. Her second book, The Spirit Tree, won the Kindle Scout competition, and her work has been featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul. She has been a storyteller her entire life. As a child, she took people watching to new heights by creating back stories of complete strangers. Besides writing, she has a passion for shoes, vintage clothing, antique British cars, and music. Kate lives in eastern North Carolina with her three dogs, Jolene, Roxanne, and Jagger-- because everyone needs a theme song.
Reading and writing have always been a part of Wynne Roman’s life. She was that odd child who went to the library during summer vacation, and she read romances before she realized that’s what they were.
As Wendy Douglas, Wynne published two historical romance novels, Shades of Gray and The Unlikely Groom, with Harlequin Historicals. After a long hiatus from publishing, she returned to writing with the indie series about the rock band Wycked Obsession. Now she’s returned to her historical romance roots by becoming a Glenfinnan author with the Men of Wicked Sorrow series.
Wynne was born and raised in northwest Iowa but spent most of her adult life in Anchorage, Alaska. She currently lives near the Texas Gulf Coast with one
Samantha A. Cole
USA Today Bestselling Author and Award-Winning Author Samantha A. Cole is a retired police officer and paramedic. She's lived her entire life in the suburbs of New York City and is looking forward to becoming a snow-bird between New York and Florida someday. Her two fur-babies, Jinx and Bella, keep her company and remind their mom to take a break from writing every once in a while to go for a walk, which is the best way to deal with a stubborn case of writer’s block.
An avid reader since childhood, Samantha was often found with a book in hand and sometimes one in each. After being gifted with a stack of romance novels from her grandmother, her love affair with the genre began in her teens. Many years later, she discovered her love for writing stories was just as strong. Taking her life experiences and training, she strives to find the perfect mix of suspense and romance for her readers to enjoy.
Deborah Cay Wilding
After a career in corporate communications, Deborah Cay Wilding turned her hand to writing nature books and articles, and more recently became interested in writing Regency romance. Her stories are a blend of history and fiction that were inspired by the misty castles and stone circles she visited during several coast-to-coast hikes across England, Scotland and Ireland. Now she wants her readers to feel like they are right there on the British Isles along with her characters—whether dancing the night away or galloping across the moors. When not writing or hiking she enjoys everything outdoors near her home in Hawaii—gardening, walking her dog and great Hawaiian sunsets.
A born and raised Floridian, C. F. Francis, has always loved reading, especially romantic suspense. After gobbling up everything in the genre, she began writing her own stories. The James Gang series centers around a fictional team of Green Berets who get into as much trouble off the battlefield as they do on it—and the strong women they meet, and fall for, along the way. Her second book in the series, Lovers Key, was a finalist in both The Beverly and Book Buyer’s Best national competitions in 2018. Candy and her husband, Neil, currently live in beautiful Southwest Florida near Sanibel Island. The island serves as the central backdrop for her stories.
Charlene Groome started writing stories throughout high school and went on to study journalism and creative writing. As a freelance news reporter, she then worked in radio broadcasting. After having her first child, she began writing again, penning romance stories because she loves happy endings. As a published author, she’s living her dream. A fitness enthusiast, she loves romcoms, all things girly and has a soft spot for home decor. She lives on the West Coast of British Columbia with her husband and three children. When she’s not writing, she enjoys hanging out at the lake with her family.
USA Today Bestselling Author Lizabeth spent years doing extensive research in preparation for writing her own stories by reading every romance book she could get her hands on. At least that's how she justifies her HUGE collection of romance books to Mr. Scott.
Liz grew up on a dairy farm in western North Carolina, married her high school sweetheart, and they have 2 children and 2 simply adorable grands. With her children now settled, Liz pulled her dreams of writing back out and that little spark that sizzled for years caught fire and is now roaring back to life.
Liz loves to read and write stories about quirky, endearing heroines and the strong, handsome heroes who love them to distraction. She promises you a few laughs along the way with some steamy and charming moments thrown in but always a happy ever after.
Rachel’s vivid imagination and creativity made her six years of teaching elementary school even more fun. But when she and her husband had their awesome son, she decided to stay home and save her hugs for him. Between playing trains and being chased by a three-year-old T-Rex and his furry, four-legged sidekick, Rachel picked up a pen and began writing stories like she did when she was younger. Even at four, when she couldn’t write by herself, she recruited her mom to transcribe them for her.
Rachel pairs relatable characters to storylines of romance and suspense, and she loves adding in military characters. She had a great appreciation for all the brave men and women fighting for our country and wants to acknowledge them, like her father, a retired US Army Green Beret. Rachel’s first book, The Green Triangle, will be published in 2020, and she is already working on a sequel.
Joanne Schwehm and A.M. Madden have once again teamed up writing under the pseudonym, J.A. Marie, and strive to bring you heartfelt romances that you can lose yourself in.
Once their lives connected, they decided they must have been separated at birth. Their love for all things romance and bad reality television, made them realize they share the same brain. Combine that with their Italian upbringing and they are a perfect match.
Together, they have achieved bestselling status as well as having two award-winning books in their contemporary series.
Victoria Vane is an international bestselling, award-winning author of historical and contemporary romance whose books have received a 2016 RONE Award for Beauty and the Bull Rider, 2015 Red Carpet Award for Jewel of the East, 2014 RONE Award for Treacherous Temptations, and 2012 Library Journal Best E-Book romance for The Devil Devire series. Victoria also has a passion for historical fashion and lives in the beautiful upstate of South Carolina with her husband, two sons, a little black dog, and an Arabian horse.