Authors

Meredith Bond
http://www.meredithbond.com

Meredith Bond is an award-winning author of a series of traditionally published Regency romances and indie-published paranormal romances, including Magic In The Storm and “In A Beginning”, a short story about Lilith recently published in the anthology, Tales From The Mist. Merry has been teaching writing for the past five years and has published a book so that others can "take" her classes as well. Chapter One is available at your favorite e-retailer. Want to know more, come visit Merry at her website, www.meredithbond.com or chat with her on Facebook or Twitter (@merrybond).



Fabio Bueno
http://FabioBueno.com

Fabio writes Young Adult/Urban Fantasy/Paranormal novels, including the award-winning WICKED SENSE. He resides in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and kids. When not writing or reading, he geeks out with family and friends, solidifies his reputation as the world's slowest runner, and acts very snobbish about movies. He hangs out at http://FabioBueno.com, http://twitter.com/@_FabioBueno_, http://Facebook.com/FabioBuenoAuthor, and http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6464240.Fabio_Bueno.



Debra Burroughs
http://www.DebraBurroughsBooks.com

Debra Burroughs, the author of 5 novels, loves writing in the Romantic Suspense genre. Her books include Three Days in Seattle, She Had No Choice, The Scent of Lies, The Heart of Lies, and The Chain of Lies. She can be found most days sitting in front of her computer, in a quiet place in her home in the Pacific Northwest, dreaming up exciting stories and interesting characters for her next book.




J.L. Campbell
http://www.joylcampbell.com

J.L. Campbell is a proud Jamaican, who is always on the hunt for story-making material.

She writes romantic suspense, women's fiction and young adult novels. She is the author of Contraband, Dissolution, Distraction, Don't Get Mad...Get Even, Giving up the Dream and Hardware (written under the pen name Jayda McTyson).

Visit her on the web at http://www.joylcampbell.com.




Gregory Carrico
http://www.gramico.com/blog/

Gregory Carrico writes horror and dark science fiction with characters that reimagine traditional literary roles. He particularly enjoys crafting villains that readers will both love and despise. When not creating new worlds and plotting their destruction, he advocates for animal welfare, rescue dogs, and brutal penalties for slow drivers in the passing lane.

You can find Greg-sometimes-at Live the Story, his largely neglected blog, and occasionally on his Facebook Page, where he will fabricate upcoming release dates, brag about things he doesn’t control, and share pictures you won’t want to see. He is a sporadic and unapologetic tweeter, and spends way too much time reading on Wattpad.




Kristine Cayne
http://www.kristinecayne.com

Award-winning author Kristine Cayne is fascinated by the mysteries of human psychology—twisted secrets, deep-seated beliefs, out-of-control desires. Add in high-stakes scenarios and real-world villains, and you have a story worth writing, and reading.

Kristine’s heroes and heroines are pitted against each other by their radically opposing life experiences. By overcoming their differences and finding common ground, they triumph over their enemies and find true happiness in each other’s arms.

Today she lives in the Pacific Northwest, thriving on the mix of cultures, languages, religions and ideologies. When she’s not writing, she’s people-watching, imagining entire life stories, and inventing all sorts of danger for the unsuspecting heroes and heroines who cross her path.

To learn more about Kristine and her stories, visit her website: www.kristinecayne.com.





Julie Day
Blog: http://www.julieaday.blogspot.com/
Website: http://www.julieaday.co.uk/

Julie Day lives in SE London, UK and is a full-time writer. She has been writing for 19 years and has had published reader letters in green, health and writing magazines, short stories in small press magazines Creature Features and Crystal, and on the websites ‘Box of Words’ and ‘alfiedog’.  She has self-published two YA ebooks in a series called ‘The Guardian Angels,’ and two magical romance stories in a series called ‘Geraldine’s Gem’s’.




Anna Erishkigal 

Anna Erishkigal is an attorney who writes fantasy fiction under a pen-name so her colleagues don't question whether her legal pleadings are fantasy fiction as well. Much of law, it turns out, -is- fantasy fiction. Lawyers just prefer to call it 'zealously representing your client.'

Seeing the dark underbelly of life makes for some interesting fictional characters. The kind you either want to incarcerate, or run home and write about. In fiction, you can fudge facts without worrying too much about the truth. In legal pleadings, if your client lies to you, you look stupid in front of the judge.

At least in fiction, if a character becomes troublesome, you can always kill them off!



Riley J. Ford 
http://rileyjford.com/

Riley J. Ford is a graduate of UCLA with a degree in English. After teaching at both the high school and college levels for a number of years, she became a curriculum developer before turning to writing full-time. Her non-fiction books are currently being used in college classrooms around the country, and her essays have been featured on MSNBC.com. She is the author of two fiction books, Into You, a young adult mystery, and Carpe DiEmily, a romantic comedy. Her books are available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, and other channels. The first part of her romantic comedy, Carpe DiEmily, is free on all major book-buying platforms. She currently lives in California with her husband and two children. In her free time, she enjoys reading, dancing, and stand-up paddleboarding. To learn more about the author and her books, visit her website at http://rileyjford.com/.



L.C. Giroux

http://www.lcgiroux.com

I think I'm like a lot of my readers, I'm married, got a kid, a house, a full-time job, I sew clothes, and I write contemporary romance novels in my (cough) spare time. Oh, you don't do that?

It started in high school, I wrote a serial romance novel in a black and white composition book one chapter at a time. As each chapter got finished the book would get passed around to all my friends. They loved it and couldn't get enough. Except one of them left it behind after class one day and the only name on it was mine. I ended up in the Vice-principal's office trying to explain that it was fiction. In his defense, it was written as a journal. He couldn't believe I could know that much about sex and relationships if I hadn't done any of that. I told him he needed to watch more TV.

After years of stumbling around in more jobs than any other two people I know, I'm back to writing and loving it! I still have my day job in medical research but the fun starts when I get home.

I write for women looking to inject some contemporary romance into their busy lives. To that end my work tends to clock in at about 40- 50 thousand words or about 100+ pages. Short enough that you can read it in between everything else you do but long enough that I can develop the characters a little.



Stacy Green
http://stacy-green.com/

Stacy Green is fascinated by the workings of the criminal mind and explores true crime on her popular Thriller Thursday posts at her blog, Turning the Page.

After earning her degree in journalism, Stacy worked in advertising before becoming a stay-at-home mom to her miracle child. She rediscovered her love of writing and wrote several articles for Women’s Edition Magazine of Cedar Rapids, profiling local businesses, before penning her first novel. Her debut novel, INTO THE DARK, is set in Las Vegas and features a heroine on the edge of disaster, a tormented villain, and the city’s infamous storm drains that house hundreds of homeless. INTO THE DARK is available on all digital formats and paperback November 30th.

When she's not writing, she's enjoying time with her supportive husband and daughter, and her three lovable but obnoxious fur babies.



Christy Hayes 
Website: http://www.christyhayes.com
Blog: http://www.womenunplugged.wordpress.com

Christy Hayes lives outside Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, two children, and two dogs. She has a journalism degree from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!). She’s a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Women’s Fiction Chapter of Romance Writers of America. Christy has been writing seriously since 2004 and made the decision to indie publish in 2011. When not working on her next novel, Christy can be found running through her neighborhood or at one of her kids sporting events.



Stacey Joy Netzel
http://www.staceyjoynetzel.blogspot.com/

Stacey Joy Netzel fell in love with books at a young age, so for her the graduation to writing them was natural. An avid reader and fan of movies with a happily ever after, she lives in her native Wisconsin with her husband and three children, a couple horses and some barn cats. She works part-time as a travel agent, and in her limited free time enjoys gardening, canning, and visiting her parents in Northeastern Wisconsin (Up North) at their cabin on the lake.

Visit her website/blog to check out her romantic suspense and other romance titles.




Natalie G. Owens

www.nataliegowens.com

Natalie G. Owens got her first taste of serious writing by penning award-winning poetry, short stories, and articles for college and local publications. She sold her first book to a small publisher in 2007 and is currently indie published. Her favorite stories to write are romances with a dark edge featuring brooding heroes, strong heroines, and a good dash of fantasy.

Connect with Natalie on: Facebook profile pageFacebook author pageTwitterGoodreadsGoogle Plus.




Janice Lane Palko
http://www.thewritinglane.blogspot.com

Janice Lane Palko is the author of the romantic comedy St. Anne’s Day and the Christmas romance, A Shepherd’s Song. A writer for more than 15 years, she is currently the executive editor of Northern Connection and Pittsburgh 55+ magazines, where she also pens a column and contributes regularly to the magazines’ content.

 Her work has also appeared in publications such as The Reader’s Digest, Guideposts for Teens, Woman’s World, The Christian Science Monitor, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. In addition, her articles have been featured in the books A Cup of Comfort for Inspiration, A Cup of Comfort for Expectant Mothers, and Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul.

Janice has won several awards for her writing including the prestigious Amy Foundation Award of Merit, and she has a bachelor’s degree in Writing & Literature from Union Institute& University.

Her third novel, a romantic suspense entitled Cape Cursed, will be released in the spring of 2013.




L.M. Preston
www.lmpreston.com
Blog: http://lmpreston.blogspot.com/

L.M. Preston was born in Washington, DC. She loved to create poetry and short-stories as a young girl. A Techie and Educator for over sixteen years, she started writing science fiction under the encouragement of her husband who was a Sci-Fi buff and her four kids. She has an obsessive desire to write and create stories of young people who overcome unbelievable odds. She loves to write while on the porch watching her kids play or when she is traveling, which is another passion that encouraged her writing. In addition to being an author, she's also a Moderator for Yalitchat.ning.org, 2012 Vice President of Mid Atlantic Book Association and 2012 co-chair for the Maryland Writer's Conference.

Connect with L.M. Preston on Twitter and Facebook.






Stephanie Queen 
http://www.StephanieQueen.com

Stephanie Queen is a romantic at heart, a writer by nature, and has the soul of a cheerleader. She enjoys creating stories where her rose-colored world-view comes to life and the good guys always win. Spending most of her life in New England, she's attended many of the area colleges, including Harvard, and even earned a couple of degrees along the way. Although she lost count of all the jobs she's had before she settled on being a Novelist, her favorite was selling cookies as a Keebler Elf.

Novels by Stephanie Queen include two romantic comedy suspenses, The Hot Shots and The Throwbacks. Both are available at Amazon. Visit the author at www.StephanieQueen.com, or Stephanie Queen on Facebook and follow her @StephanieQueen on Twitter.




Catie Rhodes
www.catierhodes.com

Catie Rhodes decided to turn her love of lying into writing fiction after she got fired for telling her boss the President was on the phone. It didn’t take Catie long to figure out what she wanted to do when she grew up. Drawing on her East Texas roots, her love of true crime, and her love of the paranormal, she writes the kind of stories she wishes the book stores sold. With her faithful Pomeranian, Cosmo, at her side, Catie relishes being that kid your mother warned you about, the one who cusses and never washes her hands after petting the dog.






PJ Sharon
http://www.pjsharon.com


PJ Sharon is author of several independently published, contemporary young adult novels, including Molly finalist, HEAVEN IS FOR HEROES, FAB Five finalist, ON THIN ICE, and SAVAGE CINDERELLA, a finalist in both the Sheila and the Florida Romance Writers Golden Palm contest. She is excitedly working on The Chronicles of Lily Carmichael, a YA Dystopian trilogy. WANING MOON, Book One, is now available on Amazon, B&N, and Smashwords.

Writing romantic fiction for the past seven years and following her destiny to write Extraordinary Stories of an Average Teenage Life, PJ is a member of  RWA, CTRWA, and YARWA. She is mother to two grown sons and lives with her husband in the Berkshire Hills of Western MA.







Lily Silver
http://lilysilver.webs.com/


Lily Silver lives in Northeastern Wisconsin in a lovely old Victorian house with her husband, their German Shepherd and three charming cats. Lily studied history and humanistic studies at UW-Green Bay and has degrees in both disciplines. She loves to read historical romance, so it seemed only natural that she would turn to writing them. When not writing, Lily can be found in her art studio painting watercolors or behind a camera as she is an avid nature photographer.

Lily has published three full length historical fiction novels and one contemporary romance to date {Dark Hero: A Gothic Romance  & Some Enchanted Waltz; Bright Scoundrel; A Time Travel Romance The Rock Star Next Door}. She is currently working book three of the Reluctant Heroes series, Gallant Rogue, which will be released in December. A short story connected to the series is free everywhere, Christmas at Ravencrest, A Dark Hero. Lily also has published a free historical/paranormal romance in serial form on her website at http://lilysilver.webs.com/.




*lizzie starr
www.lizziestarr.com
http://starrwords.blogspot.com

*lizzie made up games and stories to keep her company as a child. So, a witch lived in Grampa’s weather research station and was only held at bay by a certain weed. An ancient road grader became a boat carrying wild adventurers to islands filled with sheep that turned into lions and cannibals.

Now, the stories of her imagination are beginning to find their way to paper and pixels. Filled with fantasy and love, these tales take her far from the mundane world.

When *lizzie has to return to that mundane life, she’s *the Lunch Lady* at a private school. Happily, those who know *lizzie have become accustomed to her writer’s ways and just shake their heads when she goes off on some fantastical tangent, asks strange what if questions, or just has to find a piece of paper and a pen that actually writes. One of her greatest delights is to watch the joy of writing fill a friend, and she’ll do anything to help them achieve their dream.





Alicia and Roy Street
http://aliciastreet-roystreet.com/

In addition to being part of today’s Indie writers movement, we are traditionally published authors and recipients of a Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense.

We share backgrounds in the performing arts and spent many gypsy years living and working in the different neighborhoods of New York City and Philadelphia. Alicia as a dancer, choreographer and teacher; Roy in theater, visual arts and standup comedy.







Kiru Taye
Blog: http://kirutayewrites.blogspot.com
Website: http://www.kirutaye.com

Kiru Taye is the award-winning author of His Treasure.

She writes historical, contemporary and paranormal romances. Her stories are sensual and steamy, her characters passionate and sassy and her settings atmospheric and exotic.

When she’s not writing, she’s reading, hanging out with family/friends or travelling. Born in Nigeria, she currently lives in the UK with husband and two children.

You reach her via her Blog Facebook Twitter Google+ | Pinterest
Follow her blog for latest news, free reads & giveaways: http://kirutayewrites.blogspot.com
For a comprehensive list of her books, check out her website: http://www.kirutaye.com





Laina Turner
http://www.lainaturner.com

Laina Turner is a business woman, mom, author, Professor, and a major supporter of shopping. She has an undying love for shoes and coffee, which is why she created her main character and alter-ego Presley Thurman.

With a lot of letters after her name and a ton of student loan debt, she is always working to pay the bills. While she enjoys her day job, her passion is writing, and she is hoping to sell her book and retire to a private island.

Laina is currently living in Indiana, with her family, and is always writing something, whether it’s blogs, articles, business journals and books or ideas for her next novel. She is continuously doing what she loves which is writing or drinking coffee.




Tamara Ward
http://www.authortamaraward.blogspot.com

I'm an Amazon Bestselling Romantic Suspense and Mystery author who likes to write fun, fast-paced stories. My first novel, Storm Surge, was released in 2011 with a sequel due out this year.

I’m a resident of a small town near Raleigh, North Carolina, and I enjoy wrangling with my two young boys, writing as a freelance journalist, and working on my next mystery novels.





Janet Wellington
www.janetwellington.com


I feel like I have been a writer all my life—as cliché as that sounds, even to me!—from childhood essays that ended up in the Sunday School bulletin, to long-ago burned journals (I hate that I did that!), to love-sick poems written on napkins while having a glass or three of wine, to newsletters and articles and press releases written on-the-job, and finally to happily-ever-after romances that I love love love writing!
As an award-winning author of four print-published novels via traditional publishers, I have now happily embraced the ebook revolution and am delighted to be on the indie path.  I’m tellin’ ya, the freedom is exhilarating!

So, what makes me different than the skads of other romance writers?  I think my romances offer a little “something extra”—whether it’s really interesting secondary characters with their own arching subplots, unique and detailed settings, or research that translates into unexpected facts sprinkled in.  Whatever it is, my stories do seem to translate into something even first time romance readers enjoy!  Nothing makes me happier than to read a review from a reader who was surprised by how much the story touched him or her.  And, do realize that your reviews on Amazon are GOLDEN to indie authors, so do leave a sentence or two after you’ve read an ebook!

My debut ebook is HOMECOMING-a Wisconsin reunion romance. With 35 reviews and averaging 4.7 stars out of 5, I’m over the moon with readers’ responses (AND it’s a Quarter-Finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest!). My second ebook is UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL—a Second-Chances sweet romance. 

Also, all my ebooks include a 10% donation of my royalties to a designated charity, a different one for each ebook (my way to pay it forward!). I use the company name of Grantitude (grant + gratitude) Press, and you’ll see the heart and pen logo on each of my ebooks.
I love to hear from readers, and you can stay in touch with me at: mail@janetwellington.com. And you can read more about me and my stories and what I’m working on at www.janetwellington.com.

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