Our Authors

Jean Adams
Jean is a firm believer in happily-ever-after and enjoys writing books with happy endings. She has published six romance novels, with number seven under consideration. She is working on several other books, including a trilogy set in ancient Egypt. She also has ideas for two romantica trilogies. She likes dark, mysterious heroes and strong heroines, who are a perfect match. They are soul mates, and their love for each the goes soul deep. She is the founder of Romance Writers of New Zealand and has seen the organisation grow internationally.

Sidney Ayers
Sidney Ayers loves infusing her stories with humor. What would the world be without a little bit of laughter?She writes a plethora of genres,ranging from historical,to paranormal,to contemporary. Sidney also writes erotic romance as Arianna Skye.

A native of Michigan,Sidney still lives in the same town she grew up in. No matter how hard she tries,she just can’t seem to get away. Michigan is in her blood.

Nancy Lee Badger
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Nancy loves chocolate-chip shortbread, wool plaids wrapped around the trim waist of a Scottish Highlander, the clang of dirks and broadswords, and the sound of bagpipes in the air. She and family find time to volunteer at Highland Games while she dreams of past pleasures, Nancy writes romantic stories with a light paranormal flavor. Whether its a time-traveling witch who meets the Highlander of her dreams, or a cursed dragon-shifter who hides from the beautiful seer who has discovered him on a lonely Scottish island, Nancy lives the dream. She and her kilt-wearing husband of Scottish descent left the cold mountains and lakes of New Hampshire to live near family in Raleigh, NC. Nancy is under contract with Red Rose Publishing and Whispers Publishing, and is a member of RWA, Heart of Carolina Romance writers, Sisters In Crime, FF&P Romance Writers, as well as the Celtic Heart Romance Writers. Check out her website and blog for more!

Willa Blair
Willa Blair is the best-selling and award-winning author of Scottish romance with a paranormal twist, set in the 16th century Highlands, when the old ways, and old talents, still shaped events.

She always wished she had several psi talents, such as reading her husband’s mind, cleaning house by simply thinking about it, and flying. But alas, no. So she endows her historical romance characters with special talents and lives vicariously through them. She loves reading and writing romance novels set in the past, present and future.
She realized her life-long dream of becoming an author after retiring from her day job to write, travel, and enjoy life. Married to her own military hero golf fanatic, she lives in the Texas Hill Country north of San Antonio where she writes, feeds hummingbirds year-round and has too many hobbies to count.

Alexa Bourne
Alexa Bourne is a teacher by day and a romance writer by nights, weekends, and all school holidays. She also teaches online classes for writers throughout the year. Her first 3 books are contemporary romantic suspense stories revolving around a fictional company, the International Protective Network, and all 3 stories are set in the UK (Her Highland Champion-March 2012, Fractured Paradise-November 2012, Simple Treasures-December 2012). She's thrilled to have the chance to share her love of Great Britain with readers everywhere.

When she’s not concocting sinister plots and steamy love scenes or traveling and exploring new cultures, Alexa spends her time reading, watching brainless TV and thinking about exercising. She loves to hear from readers. To find her, visit her website or http://alexabourne.blogspot.com, or follow her on Twitter @AlexaBourne.

Gerri Bowen
I love to write. I love to read. Typical writer. I love to discover new authors, and will read just about anything, but unless I’m researching, my first choice is fiction. Fiction with a HEA or Happily Ever After. If I want to be depressed after I read a story, I can read the newspaper.

I was born and raised in Maryland, but moved to South Central Pennsylvania five years ago. Lovely countryside.

Traveling to other countries is a great joy of mine, but it’s been about eleven years since I’ve been overseas. Soon, I hope.

Terri Brisbin
Award-winning, ‘South Jerseyan’ Terri Brisbin, when not being a mom, a wife and a dental hygienist, has sold more than 1.5 million copies of her historical romance novels and novellas in more than 20 countries around the world. Her current and upcoming romances will be published by Harlequin Historicals, Kensington Books and Terri is rereleasing some of her earlier works, too. Visit www.terribrisbin.com for more info about Terri, her works and upcoming events.

Anita Clenney
NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Anita Clenney writes mysteries and paranormal romantic suspense about Secret Warriors, Ancient Evil, and Destined Love. Before giving herself over to the writing bug, she worked in a pickle factory, a preschool, booked shows for Aztec Fire Dancers, and has been a secretary, executive assistant, and a real estate agent. She lives with her husband and two children in suburban Virginia. To find out more information, please visit http://www.anitaclenney.com/, follow her on Twitter @anitaclenney, or like her on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/anitaclenneyAUTHOR.

Lynn Crain
Lynn Crain realized at an early age she wanted to write. She took the long way to that goal by doing a variety of things like nursing, geologist, technical writer and computer manager. Even though she is no longer in the medical field, Lynn has studied natural medicine and remedies for years. She is currently getting her Ph.D. in natural medicine with an emphasis on historical medicine and is still utterly fascinated with all things medical. During her free time she weaves fantasy, futuristic and paranormal tales as well as erotic stories for various publishers. She lives in the very hot southwest with her husband, son, one dog, three cats and a snake named Sandune. She is a past board member of the Romance Writers of America, past VP of EPIC and current EPPIEs Chairman for EPIC.

Tami Dee
Where the past and the present collide and Time knows no boundaries...

Becoming an author was a dream I never really thought would come true for me. I have dyslexia, yet, despite the struggle, I adore weaving stories for others to enjoy.

I am a member of Romance Writers of America, Desert Breeze connections, Scriptscence, Celtic Hearts Romance Writers, Hearts Through History and San Francisco Area Romance Writers.

I love to hear from readers, feel free to e mail me at tamideeauthor@aol.com. You can also find me on the web at: Facebook or Twitter.
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Mary Gillgannon
Mary Gillgannon writes romance novels set in the dark ages, medieval and English Regency time periods and fantasy and historical novels with Celtic influences. Her print books have been published in Russia, China, the Netherlands and Germany. Raised in the Midwest, she now lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming and works at the local public library where she acquires fiction as part of her duties. She is married and has two grown children. When not working or writing she enjoys gardening, traveling and reading, of course!


Maeve Greyson
Maeve Greyson used to shush the voices in her head. After all, the full time job at the steel mill might not understand about “invisible friends”. But the voices refused to hush without a fight. To placate the insistent visitors, Maeve wrote down their conversations and guess what –other folks liked reading them. Even her buddies at the steel mill. Who knew?

Maeve owes the day job a few more years but the characters in her head refuse to wait for her retirement to have their stories told. They’re kind of stubborn like that.

So after hours, Maeve creates her paranormal and fantasy romances from her snug little home in western Kentucky. Tucked away in the middle of a five-acre wood, she flavors her stories with magic and legends. You never know what might happen to get to that happily ever after.

Her writing partner, Jasper, the rat terrier/Chihuahua mix, critiques all her work. Under his sharp eye and the endless support of her husband of nearly thirty-two years, Maeve escapes the frustrations of the real world by channeling the “voices” to her keyboard.

Holly Greenfield
Holly Greenfield lives in Upstate New York with her husband and two sons. She has always had a weakness for romance of any kind. The harder it tugs at the heartstrings the better. Holly lives for writing. Her love of the written word came when she needed an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. From there, it became an addiction and the characters have not stopped talking since.

Traci Hall
Traci Hall writes paranormal fiction for both adults and teens. She lives in Florida, and loves to hear back from readers. You can reach her at traciella@aol.com.

Lyn Horner
Lyn Horner is an independent author born in San Francisco, raised in Minnesota and now residing in Texas with her husband and beloved cats. Trained in the visual arts, Lyn first worked as a fashion illustrator in Minneapolis, and later as an art instructor for Art Instruction Schools (famous for their "Draw Me" heads.) After quitting work to raise her children, she took up writing as a creative outlet. This hobby grew into an enduring love for historical research and the art of crafting passionate love stories based on that research.

A member of Romance Writers of America, Lyn is a former vice president of North Texas Romance Writers. Her first Kindle book, Darlin’ Druid, has received glowing reviews and won 2nd place in the Paranormal Romance Guild’s 2011 Reviewers Choice Awards. This epic western romance features a clairvoyant heroine, a psychic gift Lyn has experienced herself. Recently, she published Dashing Druid, the second volume in her Texas Druids trilogy, as well as a novella that serves as a prequel to the series. Titled White Witch, this little book is available exclusively on Amazon via the new KDP Select program, as is Lyn’s photo-illustrated memoir, Six Cats In My Kitchen.

Babette James
Babette James writes contemporary and fantasy romance and loves reading nail-biting tales with a satisfying happily ever after. When not dreaming up stories, she enjoys playing with new bread recipes and dabbling with paints. She lives in New Jersey with her wonderfully patient husband and three extremely spoiled cats. A teacher, she loves encouraging new readers and writers as they discover their growing abilities. Her class cheers when it’s time for their spelling test! Her debut novel, Clear As Day, will be released April 4, 2012, from The Wild Rose Press. To find out more, please visitwww.babettejames.com, follow her on Twitter @BabetteJames, or like her on Facebook www.facebook.com/BabetteJamesAuthor.

Angela Johnson
Angela Johnson fell in love with romance novels in high school. In college, she earned a degree in history. Today, she combines her two favorite passions—history and romance—into a writing career. Loving to research and spin sensual tales, Angela lives in Kansas, with Joe, her very own hero of twenty-five years. Please visit her at her website or “like” her on Facebook

Sophia Johnson
Sophia is an award-winning author for herBlackthorn Trilogy. Her exciting tales won first place in the Laurel Wreath and second place in the More Than Magic and Beacon Awards. They were also finalists in the Golden Quill, the Colorado Award of Excellence, the Holt Medallion and the Maggie Awards.

Though the trilogy has been out for several years, she regularly receives new fan letters each month from women who can't wait to read truly historical romance books. Her heroes are as strong as gladiators and her heroines are more than a match in cleverness and skills for the men who dare to love them.

Ashley Kath-Bilsky
Award-winning author, Ashley Kath-Bilsky writes timeless historical romance and historical gothic young adult fiction, with mystery, suspense, and/or paranormal elements. Her debut novel, The Sense of Honor, received numerous awards and was voted one of the 1001 BEST BOOKS EVER WRITTEN by readers of Romantic Times. Whether set in the highlands of Scotland, Georgian and Regency England, or the American West, her books feature unforgettable characters, compelling plots, and a timeless love story you will never forget. Of Scots heritage, she is interested in geneaology and historical research, as well as historical conservation in both Scotland and the states. She is a proud member of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), and lives in Texas with her husband and three sons.

Kimberly Killion
Award-winning author, Kimberly Killion, has been hailed by Romantic Times Magazine as an author who writes “captivating romance with excellent pacing and characters who are honorable, intelligent and full of humanity.” Her debut book, Her One Desire (Kensington 2008), was nominated for the romance-publishing industry's highest award of distinction, the RITA® Award. Her One Desire won the 2009 Booksellers Best Award for both Long Historical and Best First Book. In addition, Kimberly’s writing was recognized in the 2009 National Readers’ Choice Awards, the 2009 Golden Quill Awards, the 2009 and 2010 HOLT Medallion, and the2010 Lories Best Published. Romantic Times Magazine awarded Kimberly’s second Scottish-set novel,Highland Dragon (Kensington 2009), with the K.I.S.S. Award and said this is “a tale to cherish.”

Aside from writing, Killion teaches graphic/web design and serves as the President of the Missouri Romance Writers of America. She lives in Illinois with her husband, two children, a dog, three cats, and two dozen chickens.

Paisley Kirkpatrick
Discovering that riding off into the sunset was a lot easier on a computer screen than in real life, not to mention those saddle burns, Paisley Kirkpatrick began her career as an author. Hiding in the Sierra Mountain Range of California with her husband of 44 years, Paisley Kirkpatrick spends her time roping in the cowpoke of her dreams, or can be found wandering the streets of California's gold rush towns to find inspiration for her books. She might not have found gold in them there hills, but she did find a love for the old west and the prickling of the stories that make up her Paradise Pines series.

Drawing on family history and a healthy imagination, Paisley kicks off her wild ride on a dusty trail with Night Angel. Don't worry your little heads, though. It's the first of many adventures in a time when men were men, and women knew how to put them in their place. If you love your cowboys rugged with a sensitive side, and your heroines with enough fire to light up the western sky, you've got a home waiting in Paradise Pines. Just be sure to bring a six-shooter because the Lady Paisley aims for the heart, and when she fires, she never misses.

Eliza Knight
Eliza Knight is the multi-published author of sizzling historical romance and erotic romance. While not reading, writing or researching for her latest book, she chases after her three children. In her spare time (if there is such a thing…) she likes daydreaming, wine-tasting, traveling, hiking, staring at the stars, watching movies, shopping and visiting with family and friends. She lives atop a small mountain, and enjoys cold winter nights when she can curl up in front of a roaring fire with her own knight in shining armor. Visit Eliza at www.elizaknight.com or her historical blog, History Undressed, which was recently mentioned in a feature article in The Wall Street Journal.

Jena Lang
As a bookseller, Jena dreamed of penning a novel. After a career change took her away from the book biz, she decided to write her own happily-ever-after historical romance. She writes what she likes to read: sensual stories about enduring love. Set in medieval Scotland and England, the Tudor court, and Victorian London, her books feature sexy Alpha heroes and bold heroines.

Jena is a member of Romance Writers of America, Hearts Through History, and Celtic Hearts Romance Writers. She currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their two Mini Dachshunds. You can contact Jena at jenalang(at)live(dot)com. She is also on Twitter and Facebook.

Rebecca Lynn
Rebecca Lynn is an obsessive foodie, and a romance author. So naturally, she writes foodie romance--love stories where the food is as much a character as the hero or heroine. Published in short fiction nationally, and having won several RWA contests, she's currently working on historical foodie romances set in the 16th century in Switzerland. Talk about unusual historicals. She also teaches food writing and world-building workshops and is the current President of Celtic Hearts Romance Writers. You can follow her on Twitter at @beck_a_tron or follow her blog: http://romancingthepalate.blogspot.com/

Shannon MacLeod
In between writing and daydreaming about sexy Celts, Shannon MacLeod lives a life of servitude to two spoiled cats. She enjoys pondering the mysteries of Tarot, rainy days, good music, lively craic and spending long hours staring at her beloved ocean. An avid wearer of dangerously high heels, she has an unnatural obsession with movies featuring talking animals.

Author of these upcoming paranormal romances from Lyrical Press!
The Celtic Knot: Suit of Cups (available 1/7/13)
The Gypsy Ribbon: Suit of Wands (coming 2014)
The Rogue on the Rollaway (coming 2014)
The ShadowFox Tarot (writing as Jennifer ShadowFox, available now from Schiffer Books)

Margaret Mallory
Award-winning author Margaret Mallory lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband, goofy dog, and crabby cat. With her children off to college, she spends most of her time with handsome Highland warriors—working on her next book. Her THE RETURN OF THE HIGHLANDERS series and her medieval trilogy, ALL THE KING’S Men, are published by Grand Central Publishing. Readers can learn more about Margaret and her books on her website and also follow her on twitter and facebook.

Melissa Mayhue
MELISSA MAYHUE began her writing career in 2005 after a vacation to Scotland and a hike on the Black Isle inspired her with the perfect setting for the characters running around in her head. Her resulting debut novel, THIRTY NIGHTS WITH A HIGHLAND HUSBAND, won the Holt Medallion and Book Buyers Best awards in 2008 and made the finals of the Colorado Book Awards.

Since then, her imaginary world of Faeries and Mortals has continued to grow. A HIGHLANDER’S HOMECOMING, sixth book in her award-winning Daughters of the Glen series from Pocket Books, was a 2011 RITA finalist in the Paranormal Category. WARRIOR’S REDEMPTION, her ninth book, and the first of her new Warrior's series, is due out December 27, 2011.

Married and the mother of three sons, Melissa lives in beautiful Northern Colorado with her family and two very spoiled Boston Terriers.

Pat McDermott
I write romantic adventures set in an Ireland that might have been, a modern monarchy ruled by the heirs of High King Brian Boru. Boston is my home town, a fabulous city I miss a lot until I go back and try to drive there. Home is New Hampshire now. I live near the seacoast with my husband and three Tonkinese cats and spend most mornings writing. When I'm not writing, I'm usually cooking, reading, hiking, or planning a trip to Ireland.

Joanna A. McKethan
In addition to being a PRO member of the RWA, a member of the HCRW chapter, member of the North Carolina Writers Network, Joanna is also the 2012 President of Gothic Romance Writers, an RWA national special interest group. You can pick up a copy of her novels Lady in White and A Holiday Folly at Red Rose publishing, and keep an eye out for A Deadly Provenance, which won 3rd place in the 2007 Haunted Hearts Contest. She's also a published author of over 60 poems in various literary journals and poetry anthologies (one in both English and Russian!). Joanna published her first short fiction in American Girl at 16, and went on to work in the writing industry for 8 years, split between working as an assistant editor at Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Kentucky, and four years writing features and a newsletter at Vision Verlag in Starnberg, West Germany.

And, because most writers also have a day job, Joanna is a professional artist who owns j'Originals Art Studio in Dunn, NC. She paints watercolor and oil paintings and sells art on commission. She has also taught art for 30 years. As an award-winning artist, you might catch her exhibited on regional and national levels. She's a member of the Portrait Society of America, the Southern Watercolor Society, and has served as a board member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina for 12 years. She is a grandmother and wife of Sandy.

Sophie Moss
Sophie Moss writes Irish fairy tale romances. Her stories are full of magic, mystery, and small-town Irish charm. When she's not writing, she can be found tending a small sliver of a garden outside her DC home. She has a strange knack for finding four-leaf clovers and writes best while sipping a Guinness.
The Selkie Spell, Nov. 2011

Natalie Murphy
Born in Calgary, Alberta under the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, Natalie has always had a vivid imagination. As an only child, she entertained herself by creating dangerous adventures for her Barbies. They traversed mysterious deserts, conquered the high seas, and rode valiant steeds across windswept moors. And always, there was romance.

However, when Natalie grew to an age where playing with dolls was no longer so cool, she turned to writing. Since then, she’s written everything from Harry Potter FanFiction to Regency romance. Nowadays, she focuses her attention on medieval romance, with its strong Alpha heroes and beautiful, witty heroines.

Natalie recently graduated from university with a B.A. in English and a minor in history. She is a PRO member of Romance Writers of America, Celtic Hearts, and Calgary RWA.

If you’d like to know more, you can contact Natalie on her blog. She’s also on Twitter and Facebook.

Kerri Nelson
Kerri Nelson has always been passionate about reading books but when she wrote her first poem in the second grade, she discovered her love of writing. At the age of sixteen, she became a columnist for her local newspaper as the high school correspondent for the weekly "Panther Tales" column. She won the Outstanding Young Journalist of the Year Award for her efforts.

After an education and career in the legal field, Kerri began to pen romantic suspense novels with a legal or law enforcement theme. She is a true southern belle and comes complete with her dashing southern gentleman husband and three adorable children. When she’s not reading or writing, you’ll find her baking homemade goodies for her family, feeding her addiction to blogging online or designing custom made book trailers. Kerri is an active member of Romance Writers of America as well as numerous Chapters including Gothic Romance Writers, Futuristic Fantasy & Paranormal, and Celtic Hearts Romance Writers.

Kerri is a multi-published author of romance in every genre from romantic suspense and paranormal to young adult and inspirational novels. In 2009, Kerri wrote and sold twelve books to multiple publishers using her Book Factory method. Her latest paranormal romantic suspense “Courting Demons” will release from Dorchester Publishing in 2011.

Miriam Newman
Fantasy poetry driven by myths and legends has been Miriam’s passion for as long as she can remember. She was published in poetry before catching the romance writing bug. She brings that background to her writing along with a lifelong addiction to horses, an 18 year career in various areas of psychiatric social services and many trips to Ireland, where she nurtures her muse. Her published works range from contemporary fantasy romance to fantasy historical, futuristic, science fiction and historical romance. Currently she lives in rural Pennsylvania with a “motley crew” of rescue animals.

Nicole North
Nicole North's erotic romance novellas have been described by reviewers as "exciting, high octane, captivating, scintillating, sinfully delicious and pure romance." Her stories contain "heart and heat, killer love scenes, magic and extraordinary characters." Her works have finaled in over a dozen writing competitions and won several awards. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and two chapters. She teaches online workshops about various aspects of writing, including sexual tension and how to write great love scenes. She and her husband live in the Southeastern US, but she wishes she lived in the Scottish Highlands at least half the year. Her published works include:
Scoundrel in a Kilt in Secrets Volume 30 Desires Unleashed anthology (Red Sage, August 2011)
Blade of the Wolf (Ellora's Cave, July 2011)
Laird of Darkness (Harlequin/Carina Press, March 2011)
Beast in a Kilt in Secrets Volume 29, Indulge Your Fantasies (Red Sage, July 2010)
Devil in a Kilt in Secrets Volume 27 Untamed Pleasures, (Red Sage, July 2009)
Kilted Lover (Red Sage, Nov. 2009.)
Storm of Passion (2011, short story)

Cynthia Owens
I believe I was destined to be interested in history. One of my distant ancestors, Thomas Aubert, reportedly sailed up the St. Lawrence River to discover Canada some 26 years before Jacques Cartier’s 1534 voyage. Another relative was a 17thCentury “King’s Girl,” one of a group of young unmarried girls sent to New France (now the province of Quebec) as brides for the habitants (settlers) there.

My passion for reading made me long to write books like the ones I enjoyed, and I tried penning sequels to my favorite Nancy Drew mysteries. Later, fancying myself a female version of Andrew Lloyd Weber, I drafted a musical set in Paris during WWII.

A former journalist and lifelong Celtophile, I enjoyed a previous career as a reporter/editor for a small chain of community newspapers before returning to my first love, romantic fiction. My stories usually include an Irish setting, hero or heroine, and sometimes all three. My novels, In Sunshine or in Shadow and Coming Home, set in post-Famine Ireland, are available from Highland Press.

I am a member of the Romance Writers of America, Hearts Through History Romance Writers, and Celtic Hearts Romance Writers. A lifelong resident of Montreal, Canada, I still live there with my own Celtic hero and our two children.

Cate Parke

Teresa Reasor
I'm a writer, an artist, an art teacher and I also sing. I teach at a small school in southeastern Kentucky and have six hundred and fifty students. I'm also a part time college professor.

I have a Masters Degree in Education and am certified in Art Education K-12 and9-12 in English. I'm a member of The National Education Associations and the Kentucky Education Association. I'm a member of Romance Writers of America, KOD the Mystery Suspense chapter of RWA, the Smoky Mountain Romance Writers, Celtic Hearts, and Hearts Through History Romance Writers. I've served for four years as Treasurer of the Kentucky Romance Writers and two years as President.

Victoria Roberts
Victoria Roberts writes sexy, Scottish historical romance about kilted heroes and warriors from the past. An avid lover of all things Scotland—simply, she writes what she loves to read. Prior to ever picking up a single romance novel, she penned her first YA novella (never published) at 16 years old. Who knew her leather studded motorcycle hero would trade in his ride and emerge as a kilt donning Highlander wielding a broadsword?

Victoria lives in western Pennsylvania with her husband of 18 years and their two beautiful children—not to mention one spoiled dog. When she is not plotting her next Scottish romp, she enjoys reading, nature and antiques. The first of her debut series, Bad Boys of the Highlands, will be available from Sourcebooks in September 2012.

Deanie Roman
Deanie Roman is a proud mom, Veteran, and a devoted Air Force wife to her very own Scottish warrior. She has lived in nine States, two European countries and has traveled to many more. A tenor saxophonist, who dabbles in jazz, she is an active supporter of Humane Society International, and continues her quest for the perfect cup of cappuccino. Her debut historical romance Charming the Chieftain, is published by Crimson Romance, and will be released on 6 Jan 2013. If you would like to learn more, please visit Deanie at any of these sites:

Camryn Rhys
Camryn Rhys grew up on the border of Canada and the US, and still hasn't decided which one to call home. As an erotic romance author with a background in the culinary arts and a history in the west, it only made sense to write about cowboys and kitchens. Except, of course, for her Steampunk series. That one came out of nowhere. With two books out currently, and six more to follow in 2012, she writes with Breathless Press, Decadent Publishing, Liquid Silver Books, and Ellora's Cave. You can find her on Twitter @camrynrhys, on Facebook @CamrynRhys, on her personal blog http://camrynrhys.com, on her group blog http://dirtybirdiesauthors.com or on the Celtic Hearts blog, where she blogs about her love for all things Celtic. 

Candace Sams
CANDACE SAMS (also writing erotica as C.S. Chatterly) graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in agriculture. She worked as a police officer with the State of Texas, the San Diego Police Department, and in a teaching capacity for the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. Candace is the senior woman on the US Kung Fu Team (three black belts), and has been awarded the Medal of Putien and the Statue of Tao by the Chinese Martial Arts Confederation in Quanzhou, China. She holds international martial arts titles, and is an award-winning fiction author.

B.J. Scott
With a passion for historical romance, history in general, and anything Celtic, B.J. always has an exciting work in progress. Each story offers a blend of romance, adventure, suspense, and, where appropriate, a dab of comic relief. Carefully researched historical facts are woven into each manuscript, providing a backdrop from which steamy romance, gripping plots, and vivid characters—dashing alpha heroes and resourceful, beguiling heroines you can’t help but admire—spring to life. A PAN member of RWA, World Romance Writers, Celtic Hearts Romance Writers, and Savvy Authors, B.J. also writes contemporary, paranormal, time travel, and romantic suspense.

C.S. Lewis first captivated B. J.’s imagination in the fourth grade, and her desire to write sprang from there. Following a career in nursing and child and youth work, B.J. married her knight-in-shining-armor, and he whisked her away to his castle by the sea. In reality, they share their century-old home in a small Canadian town on the shore of Lake Erie with their dogs and a cat. When she is not working at her childcare job, on her small business, or writing, you will find her reading, camping, or antique hunting.

Vonda Sinclair
Vonda Sinclair’s favorite indulgent pastime is exploring Scotland, from Edinburgh to the untamed and windblown north coast. She also enjoys creating hot, Highland heroes and spirited lasses to drive them mad. She is a past Golden Heart finalist and Laurie award winner. She lives with her amazing and supportive husband in the mountains of North Carolina where she is no doubt creating another Scottish story. Her books include My Fierce Highlander and My Wild Highlander.

Terry Spear
USA Today bestselling and an award-winning author of urban fantasy and medieval romantic suspense, Terry Spear also writes true stories for adult and young adult audiences. She’s a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and has an MBA from Monmouth University. She also creates award-winning teddy bears, Wilde & Woolly Bears, that are personalized that have found homes all over the world. When she’s not writing or making bears, she’s teaching online writing courses or gardening. Her family has roots in the Highlands of Scotland where her love of all things Scottish came into being. Originally from California, she’s lived in eight states and now resides in the heart of Texas. She is the author of the Heart of the Wolfseries and the Heart of the Jaguar series, plus numerous other paranormal romance and historical romance novels. For more information, please follow her on Twitter, @TerrySpear. She is also on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/terry.spear
Forever optimistic and easily amused, Tosha is inspired to write magical stories about strong, athletic young women fulfilling their dreams. She holds both a bachelor’s and master’s in business from Villanova University where she ran cross country and track on a full athletic scholarship. She dreams of moving to Asheville, North Carolina, but for now, lives in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains with her husband and their two young children. Aside from writing, Tosha works in healthcare information technology, enjoys running, scrapbooking and being the number one fan for her kids’ sporting events. Her first novel, Forbidden Secrets was a finalist in the 2011 Windy City RWA Four Seasons Contest.

Beth Trissel
Married to my high school sweetheart, I live on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia surrounded by my children, grandbabies, and assorted animals. The rich history of Virginia, the Native Americans and the people who journeyed here from far beyond her borders are at the heart of my inspiration. I also write historical and time travels set in the British Isles.

Kris Tualla
Kris Tualla, a dynamic award-winning and internationally published author of historical romances, writes with a fast-paced and succinct style. Her plots are full of twists, passion, and very satisfying outcomes! Kris started in 2006 with nothing but a nugget of a character in mind, and has created a dynasty - The Hansen Series. Norway is the new Scotland!

Renee Vincent
I am an author with a passionate interest in Irish and Norse history. I live in the rolling hills of Kentucky with my husband and two children on a beautiful secluded farm of horses and hay fields. I am a sucker for a good cup of coffee (lots of cream and sugar...and whipped cream if I can get my hands on it), great conversation, and a lilting Irish accent. I love to read and I can't resist watching great epic historical movies.

Alexis Walker
I write historical romance with characters who are extra-ordinary as well as light paranormals where the super real must live in the real world. My objective is to whisk you away into a world of romance where you can be stronger, better, faster (oh, wait, that's the six million dollar man). Anyway, you get the picture. It's a place where anyone can fall in love and have a happily ever after . . . even if they are just a bit different.

Evonne Wareham
Evonne Wareham is a Welsh author who writes romantic suspense for award winning independent UK publisher, Choc lit. Her debut novel, Never Coming Home, which has the hero and heroine involved in a chase across Europe, contains a small but important scene set in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. Never Coming Home won the Joan Hessayon New Writers' Award 2012, presented by the Romantic Novelists' Association of the UK. Evonne's second book, a paranormal romantic suspense, featuring mind reading, will be out early in 2013 and is set in London and Pembrokeshire. Evonne enjoys travel, beaches, castles, going to the theatre and living close to the Wales Coastal Path. Under the influence of the Celtic Hearts chapter she is planning to get more Welsh scenery,castles and beaches into future books.

Nita Wick
I live in southern Tennessee with my husband of 22 years and our two children who are now attending college.

When I'm not busy at the day job, you'll likely find me reading or writing. I stick with romance novels because there absolutely, positively must be a happily-ever-after ending.

Marilyn Wigglesworth
Marilyn’s love for Metaphysics inspired her to write a paranormal romance series based on personal past life sessions. Her series includes sexy immortal male shifters racing to find and claim their female mates.

Marilyn has a Bachelor’s degree in Business/MIS. She’s is a member of RWA, CHRW assistant PR chair, FF&P and Elements of RWA. In addition, Marilyn writes a monthly post on Paranormal Freebies Manipulating Matter with Mare, or join Marilyn at Mare’s Place Blog Monday – Friday, where you’ll find something for everyone with a different topic every day. You can also contact Marilyn at: TwitterFacebook, and at Marilyn’s Jaguar Warriors Facebook.

Michelle Willingham
Rita® Award Finalist Michelle Willingham has published over twenty books and novellas. Currently, she lives in southeastern Virginia with her husband and children and is working on more historical romance novels. When she's not writing, Michelle enjoys baking, playing piano, and avoiding exercise at all costs. Interact with her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/michellewillinghamfans or Twitter: www.twitter.com/michellewilling

Linda Windsor
Linda Windsor is the author of twenty-nine contemporary and historical novels. Her first sixteen were secular historical romance for Zebra/Kensington Publishing, NY as Linda Windsor and Linda Covington. In 1999, she switched to the inspirational market, once she was assured that Christian characters were not only flawed, but did indeed have hormones. Her late husband used to tease that there was a little of Linda in each of her heroines. Windsor contends he must have been referring to her sense of humor, resourcefulness and stubborness. NOT the figure.

Her inspirational historicals have placed in the secular historical category of some RWA contests and Affaire De Coeur polls. Both her inpirational historicals and romantic comedies, dashed with suspense, have won a few National Reader's Choice Awards, Aspen Golds, Barclay Golds, and numerous other RWA contests as well as the CBA Christy Award for the Irish Celtic RIONA, #2 of the Fires of Gleannmara series.

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