Leslie has been writing since she learned to write, and her mother still stores boxes of handwritten stories in the attic. Her debut novel, Accidental Affair, was published in 2012. She is a veteran of the Gulf War who served with the U.S. Navy, and she was among the first groups of women to work the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. Leslie lives in California with her husband and has three sons.
Starla wears many hats professionally and as a writer. She is the community coordinator for a Midwestern accounting firm, a gerontologist who volunteers with an active group of senior adults, a mentor/teacher of writing, and a multi-published author. She dabbles in writing romances of many sub-genres: contemporary, historical Western, medieval, sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal, and Regency. To date, she has published 20 novels, 37 novellas, 7 anthologies, and 15 short stories.
Learn more about Starla’s work at http://starlakaye.com
Glenda was born and brought up in the beautiful city of Edinburgh in Scotland. From an early age, she was an avid reader. She became engrossed in reading romance novels in her early teens and promised herself that one day she would sit down and write her own. That dream has now been achieved with the publication of her first novel, Playing for Keeps. A tale of Domination and submission, the story is also a romance with a Happy Ever After ending!
V. L. Smith
V. L. Smith’s life has not taken the safe path. She has been in turn, a soldier, a cook/mate with over ten thousand blue-water miles in sailing yachts, a Business Analyst for software development, a member of the kayak review team for Sea Kayaker Magazine, and a massage therapy teacher. She is currently writing full time, which is probably a good thing as it keeps her tied to the computer and not getting up to more mischief!
Jan Selbourne was born and educated in Melbourne, Australia and her love of literature and history began as soon as she learned to read and hold a pen. After graduating from a Melbourne business college her career began in the dusty world of ledgers and accounting, working in Victoria, Queensland and the United Kingdom. On the point of retiring she changed course to work as secretary of a large NSW historical society. Now retired Jan is enjoying her love of traveling and literature. She has two children, a stray live in cat and lives near Maitland, New South Wales.
Heather M. Walker
Heather was born into a military family, and has lived everywhere from Mountain Home, Idaho, to a small town in England called Bloxham. She eventually settled down in LaGrange, Georgia with her partner of 15 years, Billy, her 7 year old daughter, Makaylah, and her 4 indoor cats. She considers herself first and foremost, a mother. She enjoys being a writer, a jeweler, a glass artist, a painter, and an avid crafter. It has been her life long dream to publish a book, and she has lovingly worked on “The Otherling” in its various stages for almost 3 years. Heather loves to read, mostly horror, fantasy and occult books. She studies angelology, mysticism, Wicca, psychology and the human mind. Her writing goal is to create a book that comes to life in her reader’s hands and mind, and places them there in the middle of the story. It is her deepest wish that “The Otherling”, as well as her other written works, will accomplish this, and make a home in the hearts of all those who read her words. Find Heather on Twitter, Facebook or her blog.
A.T. Brennan/Mandie Mills
A.T. Brennan/Mandie Mills is a native of Ottawa, Canada, who enjoys picking up and moving cities every few years. A former member of the Canadian Armed Forces and current entrepreneur and author, she enjoys spending her days working on her many projects and her nights writing and not getting enough sleep. She currently lives on Canada’s East Coast with her family, enjoys collecting books and experiencing new things. She loves to explore the different aspects of romance in her work and hopes to inspire others to do the same.
Karlene lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest where she practices and teaches marketing, chases sunshine, and dallies in wine and coffee. Karlene has published articles in Appaloosa Journal, Performance Horse magazine and several newspapers. She blames her obsession with conspiracy theories on her sister who still maintains we never sent a man to the moon. When not writing, Karlene can be found plunking away at the piano, rafting the white water of the Wenatchee River or enjoying a good cup of coffee, or wine, depending on the hour. She is currently working on Dark Gathering, the sequel to Dark Awakening. Find Karlene on karlenecameronbooks.com
Carolee lives to write contemporary, historical, and erotic romance filled with adventure, witty dialogue, and dizzying plot twists. A Canadian writer currently living in England, she has also lived in Scotland, France, and Italy, and earned a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from University College Dublin. She is obsessed with Italian greyhounds.
Sue’s dream of becoming a writer started the minute she could read. It wasn’t until her two sons left the nest that she fulfilled her dream and became a multi-published author. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her two Labradors and four cats.
Mila loves a good piece of chocolate, dancing in the middle of the day and losing herself in a well written romance novel. While she holds down a job in education, creating romantic stories is her passion. Her debut novella, The Love She Wants, was published in 2014 to her great delight. Mila lives in the Midwest with her spouse and their English Springer Spaniel puppy.
You can learn more about Mila at www.milawinters.com or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.